Jobs and Research Openings

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The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the History of the Middle East in the Early Islamic Period until the Mongols (i.e., until circa 1258 CE) with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site, and all materials must be received by 11pm central time on November 1, 2021. Letters of recommendation must arrive by November 15, 2021. Only complete applications can be considered. Posted here August 28, 2021.

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in Classical Studies of South Asia, to begin in academic year 2022-23. We seek candidates with research interests centered in a humanities discipline in a period before 1800. In addition to contributing to our Core Texts & Ideas Program, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research, teach two courses per semester (including advanced Sanskrit), supervise students at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. levels, and contribute to the intellectual life and service needs of the department and the university. Applications must be completed and received by October 15, 2021. Posted here August 25, 2021.

Tenure-track appointment, Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Department of Egyptology and Assyriology, Brown University. The successful candidate will be expected to produce original scholarship on ancient Egyptian texts with specialization in any area, genre, or language phase, and will be responsible for teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates who have proven ability to teach Middle Egyptian plus at least one other phase of the language; experience or potential as a dynamic teacher in other areas, such as ancient Egyptian history, literature, religion, or science; innovative ideas for attracting students and building the undergraduate program. Doctorate or equivalent degree in Egyptology is required. Review of applications begins September 17, 2021, and will continue until the search is concluded. Start date is July 1, 2022. Posted here July 1, 2021.

Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World 2022–2023,NYUAD Research Institute. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world. The program awards one-year senior fellowships and one- / two-year postdoctoral fellowships. Applications can be sent as of August 1, deadline is October 1, 2021. Posted here May 30, 2021.

Postdoctoral Fellow at Rank of Instructor, The Oriental Institute, Chicago. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During this appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with University of Chicago faculty members from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Human Genetics to do extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from Bronze Age human remains excavated at archaeological sites in the Middle East as part of a research project entitled “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East.” She will also assist in publishing the results of the research as a co-author and will help to organize quarterly workshops and an international conference on archaeogenetic research concerning the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. She will also teach one quarter-length course per year on ancient DNA and archaeogenetics. Review of applications will begin on Friday, April 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is July 1, 2021. Posted here April 22, 2021.