PBI Visiting Professorship

Public Notices,
PBI Visiting Professorship
The Catholic Biblical Association announces the re-establishment of annual visiting professorship at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome where tenured established scholars of the CBA have the opportunity to teach one course to an international cohort of students, equivalent of the US PhD course work, offer a public lecture on their research, interact with a renown faculty and take advantage of the outstanding library resources. Applications are invited for the academic year 2023-24.


Eligibility - available to CBA members only
Applicants must be should be tenured established scholars with a record of published research and professional contributions. Retired or Emeritus faculty are welcome to apply. (The Visiting Professorship is not intended for Early Career scholars).

Semester Time Frames and Flexibility
The Visiting Professorship is for one semester. Applicants should be advised that:
  • The full autumn semester of the PBI spans (typically) the beginning of October to mid-February (including an exam  period)—hence, a five month period.
  • The full winter (or spring) semester of the PBI spans (typically) mid-February to end of June--around four and a half months.
  • Holders of European passports could teach for the full five month period.
  • Holders of US passports are limited to a teaching period/stay in Italy of 90 days within a six-month period.
  • The PBI will work with applicants who are not able for reasons of visa restrictions to be present (in person) for the full duration of the semester. Similarly, the PBI will work with applicants from North American institutions with differing calendar years, so that they may teach the autumn semester and return for their institution’s spring semester.
  • Indicate your preference for semester and year and also your flexibility (whether you are open to the Visiting Professorship for both semesters of a given academic year). 

2023-24 Areas of Teaching

Teaching areas of need and interest for the academic year 2023-24 are

  1. Letter to the Hebrews
  2. The Pastoral Letters
  3. The Psalms
  4. The Song of Songs
  5. New Testament History


Applications for the academic year 2023-24 should be received by July 31, 2022.

For more information, including the application form