Associate Professor elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Published: Monday 15th December 2014
Associate Professor David Sim, of the Faculty of Theology
and Philosophy’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, has been elected
as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
This is a significant achievement for Associate Professor
Sim and recognises the outstanding contribution that he has made towards his
discipline of Biblical Studies.
Professor Wayne McKenna, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
congratulated Associate Professor Sim on his achievement. “We warmly congratulate Associate Professor
Sim. This award recognises both the
quality of his research and the high regard in which he is held by his peers,
both in Australia and overseas”.
Associate Professor Sim works in the area of early Christian
history and Jewish-Christian relations in the first century, and is a leading
international authority on the Gospel of Matthew. He commented that this was a major honour for
himself and for the University. ”I feel
very privileged to be elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the
Humanities. The sole criterion for election to the Academy is acknowledged excellence
in research, so I am very honoured that the Academy has chosen to recognise the
quality of my research at the international level,” Professor Sim said.