On 4 December 2013 the Council of the University of Divinity appointed Mark Lindsay as a Professor of the University. Professor Lindsay has been the Director of Research at the University since 2008.
The appointment follows a rigorous assessment process by the University’s Academic Promotions Panel, which judged Professor Lindsay’s achievements in research and leadership to be outstanding. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Sherlock, congratulated the new Professor:
Professor Lindsay is an outstanding scholar and an internationally recognised expert on twentieth-century theologians Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His leadership of the research portfolio during a period of extraordinary change was critical in the achievement of University status in 2011.
The appointment of a new Professor one year after a demanding initial academic classification process demonstrates the University’s maturity and bears witness to the depth of scholarship and commitment of our academic staff.
Professor Lindsay will continue in his role as Director of Research at the University of Divinity.
Professor Mark Lindsay
Director of Research, University of Divinity
Professor Mark Lindsay is a systematic and historical theologian who is internationally recognised for his outstanding research on Karl Barth. He has a growing reputation as a scholar of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Since 2008 he has been an outstanding leader of the University’s academic programs and research culture, overseeing consolidation and growth of its doctoral programs, and providing leadership in theological research beyond the University.
He has a strong teaching record extending over fifteen years prior to his appointment as Director of Research. Since 2010 he successfully developed and taught research methodology units to new research students.
His engagement activities include a strong commitment to interfaith and ecumenical dialogue and promotion of the role of theology in Australian public debate.