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    Default Seasoned Greek prof potentially available for employment

    I don't know to what extent this forum is being read these days, but my situation seems to warrant a post of this nature in case there is still some readership.

    I am Randy Leedy, and I have taught Greek at all levels from beginner through doctoral courses at Bob Jones University since 1982. I am probably best known as the author of the sentence diagrams for the whole NT published here in BibleWorks.


    I was informed a few months ago that my teaching position is being eliminated, under budgetary pressures, at the end of this school year. At age 58, I would like to remain employed for at least a few more years in some capacity. As long as the economy remains sound, I don't expect to have difficulty providing life's basic necessities (depending on what works out for medical insurance, perhaps), but I do have a sense of calling to stay engaged in serious Greek studies if possible.


    Because my plate is extremely full of daily responsibilities, I am not presently in a position to engage in general correspondence about the wide range of possibilities for remunerative engagement in Greek scholarship, research, or teaching. Since, however, this is the time of year when many schools are making hiring decisions for the coming school year, it seemed prudent for me to take time to post a notice here making my potential availability known.


    Over the past year I have been developing BJU Seminary's first seminary-level online Greek exegesis courses. I can't say that I am excited at all about teaching online, but I do recall from Scripture that one who wishes to eat should expect to feel some sweat on his face! So pleasure is not the determinative criterion for me. One attraction of online teaching is the potential for not needing to relocate from our very settled and pleasing situation here in Greenville, SC. But I am willing to consider any and all open doors.


    Assuming that I do become unemployed in as expected in May, at that point I will become much more intent on exploring some outside-the-box ideas with which I'm toying, and more open-ended discussion will be welcome. For now, I'm perfectly content to receive no time-consuming replies to this post except for any possible expressions of interest in my services.


    Blessings in Christ! (Acts 3:26),


    Randy Leedy, Ph.D.
    Bob Jones University Seminary
    Greenville, SC
    RLeedy@bju.edu

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    Randy,

    Have you considered online teaching? I'm a member of the research group at Zondervan Academic and we are looking for contributors and instructors for our planned course in 2021. The dates have not been set yet, but we're hoping to find professionals and experts who could teach online and use their http://customwritingcompany.com/ publications as teaching resources. One of our previous courses is Basics of Biblical Greek 1 & 2 taught by Prof. William D. Mounce. It is a course for beginners, and we are planning to update it with the materials for advanced learners.

    Best regards,
    Terry

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    Default Thanks for writing!

    Thanks for writing, Terry. The best contact for me now is through the contact form at my website, www.NTGreekGuy.com. From there we can correspond by email.

    Randy Leedy
    www.NTGreekGuy.com

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    Were you able to find a job? How are you doing with your orders now? I recently realized that my savings are rapidly dwindling and that the break of a couple of months to find a new job has been delayed due to the pandemic. I want to start working as soon as possible, but I'm really far behind the times, because the video interview scares the hell out of me. I try to learn more about this, as there is really a lot of useful information on the Internet about it, tips, tricks, descriptions of common mistakes ... A lot has changed since the last time I submitted my resume for consideration and I really understand that I can't keep up with these changes.
    Last edited by Ferrio; 12-16-2021 at 07:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrio View Post
    Were you able to find a job? How are you doing with your orders now? I recently realized that my savings are rapidly dwindling and that the break of a couple of months to find a new job has been delayed due to the pandemic. I want to start working as soon as possible, but I'm really far behind the times, because the video interview scares the hell out of me. A lot has changed since the last time I submitted my resume for consideration and I really understand that I can't keep up with these changes.
    I wish you well in a challenging situation!

    The Lord has allowed us to make ends meet with my self-employment doing quite a variety of things. This has been a blessing, because almost immediately after my layoff, my widowed mother more than 80 years of age began to experience significant health problems. I have had the flexibility to provide her the help that she has needed throughout her decline, during which she suffered greatly. Her funeral was just last week, and we are thankful that all is glory for her now! Whether I will now seek employment or whether I will continue my self-employment is a question not yet decided. I have had an overture for a teaching position, but I've had no sense of the Lord's direction prompting me to consider it seriously. I would say that since the time of my original post in 2019, my interest in another teaching position has significantly decreased.

    Blessings to you!

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