Position Description
The Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures (ISAC) and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor in Hittitology. This is a full-time two-year position, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2024. The selected candidate will be required to teach two or three courses of elementary Hittite and one course of advanced Hittite each year. The candidate will be required to continue their research and is expected to participate in the intellectual life of ISAC, NELC, and the University.

Applications are welcome from scholars with a teaching and research focus in Hittitology. Candidates must be prepared to teach elementary and advanced Hittite. Candidates must have completed all requirements for receipt of a Ph.D. in a related field prior to the start of the appointment. The ideal candidate has teaching experience in Hittite and will have demonstrated expertise in philological approaches to the textual evidence of the Anatolian languages, especially of Hittite.

Application Instructions
The following application materials must be submitted by 11:59pm eastern time/10:59pm central time on February 22, 2024 through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at http://apply.interfolio.com/139640.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement that includes information about teaching philosophy and goals and describes teaching experience, if available
  • Research Statement that includes information about how philology is or could be incorporated in the applicant’s research
  • Two (2) publications or dissertation chapters
  • Name and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) referees from whom letters of recommendation may be requested

Additional materials may be solicited from shortlisted candidates.

Inquiries can be directed to Annie Diamond (anniediamond@uchicago.edu), Academic Affairs Coordinator for the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, with the subject heading “Postdoctoral Hittitology Search.”

This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

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