Job: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Egyptology (OI, Chicago)

The University of Chicago is a very, very good place to study and work on ancient esotericism, and their stories Oriental Institute is seeking an Egyptologist!

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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