Assistant Professor of Egyptology  

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Egyptology with an expected start date of July 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.  


All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints, with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression, and with welcoming and supporting all their members.  



Applications are welcome from scholars with a research focus in Egyptology. Candidates must be prepared to teach all major phases and scripts of the ancient Egyptian language, and a range of introductory and advanced courses in ancient Egyptian history and culture, as well as courses aimed at a general undergraduate audience. Candidates must also be able to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to conduct independent research and publication. Candidates must have completed all requirements for receipt of a Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment.  


Application Instructions  

Application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 eastern time on November 7, 2022 through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at  

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Research Statement that describes research aims and results; where the research is collaborative and publications are co-authored, statement should explanation the specific contributions of the candidate  
  • Teaching Statement that includes information about teaching and mentoring activities, teaching philosophy and goals, and if possible, describes teaching and mentoring experience.  
  • Three (3) 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 (, Academic Affairs Coordinator for the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, with the subject heading “Egyptology Search.”   


This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.  


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