I would like to congratulate publicly my friend Geoffrey Smith, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, for being offered a faculty position at the University of Texas at Austin. Beginning in August, Geoffrey will assume his position as the Neace Fellow in Biblical Greek in the Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins and Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies. Geoffrey will be defending his dissertation on June 3rd, which is provisionally titled, "Guilt by Association: Heresy Catalogues and the Rhetoric of Difference in Early Christianity." Before entering the PhD program at Princeton, Geoffrey was at Harvard Divinity School, where he earned a MTS in Early Christianity. At Texas, Geoff will be teaching courses in both New Testament and Early Christianity, which will likely include courses in textual criticism and manuscript studies. He will also be leading a Coptic language reading group for the graduate students in the department. He is an excellent papyrologist and has published an important New Testament amulet from Oxyrhynchus in the Oxyrhynchus Papyri series (P.Oxy. 5073). To learn more about Geoff and his work, see here.
Congratulations on this accomplishment, Geoff! We look forward to seeing more of your excellent work in the near future.