Some thoughts from Ben Witherington about the job market he shared last month. I think he’s largely on target, which suggests an interesting future ahead. It begins with this somewhat depressing start:
I was having lunch with my friend Jerry Sumney in Lexington. He’s a very fine NT scholar at Lexington Theological Seminary, which in essence has stopped having regular semester on campus classes. It does online classes, and has intensives in January and in the summer. It does not take a seer to see that in the next ten or so years many seminaries are likely to go this route, or to simply shut down.
The comments are also worth looking at if you are up to it.