Professorship in Sumerology
The University of Chicago: The Oriental Institute
Location Chicago, IL
Open Date Nov 17, 2021
Deadline Dec 20, 2021 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 in Sumerology with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applications are welcome from scholars with a research focus in Sumerology. The successful candidate should be able to teach a wide range of courses in Sumerian grammar, literature, and epigraphy, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. The successful candidate will also be expected to offer courses aimed at a general undergraduate audience. Candidates must have completed all requirements for receipt of a Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment.
To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application before December 20th, 2021 through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at http://apply.interfolio.com/99026
Applicants must provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, three (3) publications or dissertation chapters, and a list of three (3) referees (including e-mail addresses) from whom letters of recommendation may be requested. Only complete applications can be considered. Additional materials may be solicited from shortlisted candidates.
Research statements should describe the candidate’s research results and aims; where the research is collaborative and publications are co-authored, an explanation of the specific contributions of the candidate is important. Teaching statements should include a summary of teaching activities and an explication of teaching philosophy and goals.
Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Sumerology Search.” This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.
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