Jobs and Research Openings

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  1. Brandeis University—Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Deadline: October 1, 2018
  2. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton—School of Historical Studies. Deadline: October 15, 2018

The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in ancient Mesopotamian Civilization at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2019. The position is for a scholar with a specialization in ancient Mesopotamian languages and literatures (Assyriology). Competence in the broader critical and academic study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient Near East, including the Hebrew Bible/Ancient Israel, is desirable. Duties include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, including advanced Akkadian language and literature courses and broad general courses on aspects of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern culture and history. The candidate will also be expected to participate in and supervise MA and PhD students in a program of the Bible and Ancient Near East as well as advise undergraduates in this field. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2018Apply or contact the search chair, David Wright, for more information. Posted here 8.5.18.


The Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies invites applications for the academic year 2019–2020. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Stipends are available, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means may apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, principal interests are the history of Western, Near Eastern, and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required; there are no other obligations. Apply or contact Marian Zelazny, Administrative Officer, School of Historical Studies, for more information. Deadline: October 15, 2018. Posted here 3.14.18.