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The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Sumerology with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
More information can be found at and submissions of applications must be made through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site by December 20, 2021. EOE/Vet/Disability. Posted here November 19, 2021.

The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) and the Program in Jewish Studies at The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, invite applications for the appointment of a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of early Christianity, beginning August 2022, or as agreed upon. Responsibilities will involve a combination of teaching, research, and service duties. The successful candidate is expected to teach broad survey courses that contribute to the General Education curriculum offered jointly by CAMS and Jewish Studies (e.g., New Testament; Early Christianity) and undergraduate courses in early Christian literature, history and special topics at all levels. Research will include the history and literature of early Christianity, with a focus on early Christianity in Africa (i.e., Egypt or Ethiopia) or the Near East where possible. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Posted here October 19, 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.