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- The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars—established as well as promising young scholars at the beginning of their career—who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a research fellowship, starting September 2020. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world. This includes, among others, (Early) Islamic Intellectual History and Culture, any areas of particular relevance to the MENA region, as well as projects thematically connected to existing research projects and initatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences. Applications—accepted from August 1— are due October 1, 2019. For questions, email Alexandra Sandu. Posted June 9, 2019.
- The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in Assyriology and Cuneiform Studies with interests that engage broader cultural and intellectual traditions, are transdisciplinary in scope, and grounded in philological expertise. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2020. Applications are invited from all scholars with research and teaching interests in Akkadian language and literature. Candidates will teach (or develop) a variety of classes including general education courses as well as graduate seminars in Akkadian language and literature. Research interests in the ancient Mesopotamian world should include interaction with several of the following areas: empire and society (economies, social identity, and migration); religions; and ancient sciences and medicine. Candidates should be able to contribute to Digital Humanities and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Oxford, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin). The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Posted August 13, 2019.