Jobs and Research Openings

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  1. University of Chicago—Oriental Institute
  2. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton—School of Historical Studies

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago seeks to appoint a distinguished senior scholar of Ancient Iranian Studies to begin in the autumn quarter of 2018 or as soon thereafter as feasible. The exact specialization is open as long as the candidate focuses on the pre-Islamic cultures of Iran; the successful candidate may concentrate on the archaeology, languages, religion, art, or history of ancient Iran, or a combination of these. This is a tenured faculty position and will entail a joint appointment in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials as early as possible. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. More information can be obtained and application materials submitted through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website, posting ID: 03518. Posted here 10.10.17.


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.