Academic Jobs Wiki

Welcome to the African and Middle Eastern Studies Jobs Wiki for 2022-2023.

This page is for Academic Positions that begin in 2023.

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Midwest Dreamland SLAC - Assistant Professor, American Religions, due 11-17-2022, link

  • writing sample requested by email, 2022-12-05 (x5)
  • phone interview scheduled, 2022-12-15 (x4)
  • conference or Zoom interview scheduled, 2022-12-20 (x3)
  • on-campus interview invitation, 2023-1-2
  • offer extended, 2023-3-2
  • offer accepted, 2023-3-3
  • rejection letter received, 2029-6-3

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See also: African/Middle Eastern History 2022-23, Archaeology 2022-2023, Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2022-2023

Word on the Street / General Discussion[]

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

University of Chicago - Assistant Professor of Egyptology. Applications due November 7, 2022, start date July 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter[]

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.  

Qualifications  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 ([[1]]), 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.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at  

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.  

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email [[2]] with their request.

Harvard University - Tenure-Track Professor in Assyriology. Applications due Oct 30, 2022, start date July 1, 2023[]

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Assyriology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in Sumerian and/or Akkadian. The research and teaching of the successful candidate will focus on the peoples and lands of ancient Iraq, Syria, and environs, broadly defined, between the third millennium BCE and the Roman–Parthian era, including their language, literature, history, society, economy, religion, and material culture. We expect the successful candidate to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration within and beyond the NELC Department, with scholars from but not limited to Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Classics, History of Art and Architecture, Religion, or the Ancient Studies Program, to establish regional and international collaboration, and to participate in proposals for cooperative research projects. We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and community service has demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity and excellence. Groups traditionally underrepresented in Assyriology are especially encouraged to apply. Doctorate or terminal degree in Assyriology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. The candidate will offer language and literature courses, undergraduate historical surveys, and doctoral seminars. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired. The ability to contribute to Digital Humanities for the ancient Near/Middle East is a plus.

Please submit materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than October 30, 2022.