Professorship in Egyptian Archaeology

The University of Chicago: The Oriental Institute

Location              Chicago, IL

Open Date           Dec 03, 2021

Deadline              Jan 02, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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 of Egyptian Archaeology. The appointment would commence on July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.


We welcome applications from specialists in the archaeology of Egypt, preferably with expertise in the pharaonic periods. The successful applicant must hold the Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins and will be expected to teach courses in Egyptian archaeology and history as well as in the University’s undergraduate Core Curriculum, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. Participation in an active field project in Egypt as a director or senior staff member will be an asset.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at  Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and a list of three (3) referees (including email addresses) from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. Only complete applications can be considered. Additional materials may be solicited from shortlisted candidates. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022.

Inquiries should be sent via email to with the subject heading “Egyptian archaeology search.” This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

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