Jobs and Research Openings

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  • Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World (2021-2022 call for applications): The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus to apply for a residential fellowship, starting September 2021. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. This includes, among others, 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 initiatives at NYUAD’s divisions of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences (see research page). Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising scholars who are at the beginning of their career can apply for a research fellowship. The program awards one-year senior fellowships and one- / two-year postdoctoral fellowships. We expect successful candidates to commence their appointment on September 1, 2021, pending final approval. Applications are due October 1, 2020. Posted July 15, 2020.
  • The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for an open-rank tenure-track, or tenured, faculty position in Mesopotamian archaeology. The earliest date the appointment is anticipated to begin is July 2020; applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after January 15. Applications are welcome from scholars with a research focus in archaeological excavation and fieldwork, preferably of the Mesopotamian historical periods.  Engagement in the technologies and methodologies of landscape archaeology is also highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to eventually direct the excavations of the Nippur expedition.  She or he should be able to teach a wide range of courses on Mesopotamian material culture, civilization, and history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise BA and MA theses and PhD dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. For application information, visit the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities Website, job posting no. 56517; for inquiries, email with subject heading: Mesopotamian Archaeology Search. Posted December 5, 2019.
  • The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2020–2022 academic years.  This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During the first year the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas. The conference will take place in early March 2021. Following the conference, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will help assemble and edit the proceedings for publication in the “Oriental Institute Seminars” series. During the second year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will assist in organizing a series of faculty seminars at the Oriental Institute and may have the opportunity to teach one quarter-length course on a topic of his or her choosing. The incumbent is also encouraged to pursue his or her own research while in residence and to interact with the Oriental Institute community. Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 13th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is September 1st, 2020. Posted October 30, 2019.