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Positions with 2021 Application Deadline[]

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.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application before December 20th, 2021 through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at

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 with the subject heading “Sumerology 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 773-702-1032 or email with their request.

Arizona State University - NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship [Deadline: Application review begins Nov 22 until filled][]

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Explaining Differential Success in Biodiversity Knowledge Commons[]

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a research project describing and explaining differential outcomes among collaborative, distributed communities of scientists leading biodiversity data commons on a shared software platform. The postdoc will lead ASU projects within the context of a collaborative grant between ASU and Purdue University to investigate the structures, functions, and outcomes of multi-institutional collaborations to digitize, curate and publish observations of biological species from museum collections and citizen science projects. The postdoc will work collaboratively to collect data from qualitative interviews and surveys of biodiversity scientists and stakeholders for the data commons and analyze these data with other quantitative measures of the properties and outcomes. The project PI, Beckett Sterner, is an expert in history and philosophy of data science and faculty in ASU’s School of Life Sciences (SOLS). Project Co-PIs are Zoe Nyssa, an anthropologist of conservation science at Purdue University, and Steve Elliott, who studies the economics, social organizations, and reasoning strategies of research and is affiliated with ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology. The qualified candidate is anticipated to start January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Essential duties

1.    Conduct qualitative interviews with scientists.

2.    Conduct online surveys of visitors to data portal websites.

3.    Analyze interview and survey data to characterize properties of portals, e.g. as socio-technical infrastructure and communities of practice

4.    Write scientific papers associated with the research.

5.    Travel to meetings to perform the work and present results.

6.    Be an active member in research group activities (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students).


Minimum qualifications

· Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field, including (in alphabetical order): anthropology, biodiversity, bioinformatics, critical data studies, computer science, data science, history and philosophy of science, organizational science, sociology, science and technology studies, and related disciplines.

· Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate training and expertise, either through research or coursework, in qualitative data collection and analysis.

· Successful candidates must show demonstrated success or evidence to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills.

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications include a track record of coursework or research experience in one or more of the following skills:

· Survey design and analysis

· Quantitative social network analyses with large data sets

· Quantitative studies of online social communities, e.g. editing behaviors of Wikipedia contributors or issue management in open source software projects

· Data collection and analysis for systematic reviews of published and gray literatures

· Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

· Biodiversity data analysis

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit electronically to the following materials:

1.    Cover letter and research interests. Applicants should describe experience and suitability for the position. Unlike a standard cover letter, this proposal should highlight the strengths of the applicant’s experience towards developing and implementing proposed research.

2.    Curriculum vitae or resume.

3.    A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

4.    Contact information (name, email and phone) for two or three references.

Review of applications will begin November 22 and will continue to review bi-weekly until the position is closed.

Cal Poly Pomona (Pomona, CA, USA). Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies (Nonviolence Studies), Assistant or Associate Professor Level. Deadline for best consideration: November 15, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Rank of Assistant or Associate Professor effective 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will hold Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies and serve as the Director of the Ahimsa Center, as well as teach and pursue an active research agenda.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in area of expertise, including Nonviolence in the Modern World and a capstone seminar in nonviolence, have an active research agenda in the study of nonviolence, and direct the Ahimsa Center’s various activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in any discipline (preferably from Humanities or Social Sciences); evidence of teaching and scholarly potential in Nonviolence Studies; commitment to organizing public programs such as lectures, conferences, or symposia related to nonviolence; potential to offer programs anchored in nonviolence for professional development of K-12 educators; and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: Strong interest in community outreach and working with the Center’s Advisory Board; one or more years of university teaching experience in nonviolence related area; readiness for designing innovative course work related to nonviolence studies; evidence of scholarly productivity and working with students from underrepresented groups.

Application Process: Consideration of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Early application is encouraged. For expanded position description, additional application information and specific procedures, please go to

California State University - Fullerton (Fullerton, CA, USA), Assistant Professor or Advanced Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) (UPDATE: Accepting Applications until November 23, 2021)[]

The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) and Queer Studies at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure‐track position at the rank of Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor with appointment to begin Fall 2022. The advanced rank can include up to two years of service credit (time counted toward the normal six-year probationary period).

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Directly supporting CSUF’s mission to educate our diverse and dynamic student body, the majority of whom are students of color and the first in their family to earn a college degree, this search is responding to the continued need to provide our student body with educators whose teaching and research supports campus progress towards an anti-racist, inclusive and socially-just future. We anticipate hiring faculty who will choose to join previous cohorts who have this mission and vision as core to their intellectual work. Academic Affairs and Human Resources, Diversity, and Inclusion will support these new faculty with mentorship designed to sustain and advance their teaching and scholarly or creative activity success and to create a secondary community to complement that of their home department.


We invite teacher-scholars with interests in one or more of the following: (1) Queer, trans, and/or non-binary studies, from an intersectional and queer of color critiques perspective; (2) indigenous studies from local and/or transnational perspectives (3) non-western understandings of the body, gender, and sexuality, including but not limited to a critical engagement with masculinity studies (4) engaging communities from the Global South and its marginalized diasporas (5) decolonial/izing methods, practices and approaches to gender and sexuality 6) engaging cultural production, including areas such as visual, media/film, literature, and performance art and/or art activism. Applicants with earned doctorates, strong commitment to and experience in transformative pedagogy, a research agenda that includes scholarship, and experience working with diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline, and the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Specific courses that this person will teach include:

  • One or more core courses: Intro to Gender in the Humanities, Research Methods, Feminist Theories, and Intersectionality.
  • One or more Queer Studies, trans studies, and/or non-binary studies specific courses: Intro to Queer Studies, Queer Theory, Masculinities
  • One or more topical courses on indigenous studies and gender, non-western gender and sexualities, and/or art activism

This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship and/or creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage with, contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in area of expertise, Women and Gender Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Philosophy, History, Sociology, and/or a related field by the time of appointment
  • Ability to balance teaching, scholarship/creative activities, and service
  • Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population, including first‐generation college students, low-socioeconomic students, and racially minoritized students
  • Demonstrated expertise and scholarly interest in topics related to one or more of the following: EX: queer studies; trans studies; non-binary studies; sexuality studies and/or gender studies; intersectional research and methodologies; indigenous studies and non-western modalities; community engaged scholarship in local and/or transnational settings; cultural production as practitioner and/or scholar; visual culture, arts, and media; or transformative social change and activism

Preferred Qualifications

  • A familiarity with critical pedagogies and recognized best practices in teaching and an interest in using and developing innovative instructional technologies such as emerging online pedagogical practices to promote student learning
  • Interest and experience in the development and bolstering of the Queer Studies curriculum
  • Multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary, and/or traditional approaches to research
  • Experience, research, and commitment to promoting social justice within and beyond the departmental community
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to the development of the department, university and community service, and student co-curricular activities
  • Scholarship and creative production that centers and/or contributes to social justice and activism.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level


A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for Job #505447, and provide the following required materials:

  • Cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy, submitted as a single pdf (no more than 2 pages)
    • Discuss how you approach teaching a diverse community and how you approach student success. What are some of the techniques/strategies you use to teach in a culturally relevant and/or responsive way? What are techniques/strategies you employ to create a supportive learning environment for differently gendered students as well as enhance the access of differently abled students?
  • Syllabus: Submit either a course you have taught or would like to teach in our department
  • Candidate Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence (no more than 2 pages)
    • Discuss your approach to co-creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment that supports and values diversity and equity for our CSUF’s diverse student body, colleagues, staff, and community populations. Share how you have addressed or plan to address uplifting the values of equity, diversity, and community building in your teaching, research, and/or collaborations with colleagues such that the committee is able to assess your ability to contribute to our campus in this area. Describe any significant accomplishments in this area.
  • Research and Creativity Activity Statement, submitted as a single pdf (no longer than 2 pages)
    • Discuss your research and/or creative activity agenda for the next 5 years.
  • a list of three references with relevant contact information
    • Finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the finalist step in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Xhercis Méndez, WGST Vice-Chair and Department Search Committee Chair at [[1]] or the WGST office at 657-278-3888.

Application Deadline

To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 8, 2021. The anticipated appointment date is August 2022. UPDATE: Accepting Applications until November 23, 2021.

The New School (New York, NY, USA), Assistant Professor of Public Humanities (Deadline: Nov 15th; Review begins Nov 16 until fulfilled)[]

The New School is seeking an Assistant Professor of Public Humanities to teach in the Liberal Arts program in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students in the Schools of Public Engagement (SPE). The renewable term appointment will begin July 1, 2022.

We seek a scholar with a research and teaching program that merges humanities-based inquiry with innovative forms of public engagement, reaching audiences both within and outside academia. As a member of the interdisciplinary adult bachelor’s program, this hire will advance the mission of SPE through pedagogy that encourages students to be civically engaged actors and prepares them for community-based, creative, and /or applied work beyond the classroom. While we will consider scholars from a wide range of disciplines within the humanities, we have a particular interest in candidates whose research engages interdisciplinary fields and who have degrees from programs such as American Studies, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of social justice advocacy. Preference will also be given to candidates whose research addresses historically underrepresented groups and/or marginalized communities, spaces, and places.

The New School’s Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students offers a self-designed liberal arts education where students can pursue a nontraditional path toward degree completion. Through credit granting programs such as Prior Learning and Self Directed Learning, students reflect on their experiences outside the classroom and execute projects under the guidance of our faculty. Many of our students work full time and are returning to school having  pursued careers in a wide variety of fields. As such, they represent a highly self-motivated student body with diverse work experiences and backgrounds.

As part of the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School, the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students values traditional modes of scholarship (e.g., peer reviewed journal articles and books directed at scholarly or general audiences) and creative practice in different media (e.g., films, performance, art exhibitions, and other curatorial projects). Ideal candidates for this position would complement the faculty through public facing scholarship and practice.

The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool and we encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. We recognize systemic barriers to higher education and employment and we aim to reduce barriers to careers in higher education through our required and preferred qualifications.  We specifically invite applicants from communities who have been and continue to be marginalized from the humanities and liberal arts more broadly.

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment that furthers equity, inclusion and social justice. We actively seek candidates whose experiences, teaching philosophies, and scholarly practice prepare them to expand and contribute to that commitment.  

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

You can find more information about the Bachelor’s Degree for Adults and Transfer Students and The Schools of Public Engagement here:

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have demonstrated experience in teaching at the university level and have Ph.D. in hand by June 2022.

Application Process: To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by November 15th. A review of applications will begin on November 16th and may continue until the position is filled.

Using The New School’s human resources website applicants must submit:

1. A cover letter describing your qualifications, research agenda, and public humanities practice

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. A teaching statement that describes how your pedagogy aligns with the public humanities and a commitment to social justice.

4. Contact information for three references who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

5. Teaching evaluations (and/or any other evidence of teaching excellence)

Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.

For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit

Simon Fraser University - Assistant Professor or Associate Professor [Deadline: Application review begins Nov 30 until filled][]

Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies[]

The Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time appointment of a scholar who will hold the 5-year, renewable Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies, starting July 15, 2022. This position is advertised as open rank and will be filled by either an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. A candidate for a junior Chair (Assistant or Associate Professor rank) will be a scholar who has a record of scholarly achievements well beyond that normally expected of a faculty member in that rank and who, based on their accomplishments to date, has the clear potential to make an extraordinary contribution to their discipline. Only those eligible to be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor will be considered. Appointment with tenure at the Associate Professor rank is possible.  

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. Candidates must have research expertise either in Greek Language and Literature of the Late Antique and Medieval periods or in the History of Art of the Byzantine era. Additional linguistic or regional expertise will be welcome. The ideal candidate will have a successful record in their chosen specialization and be well regarded in their field. Applicants must hold a completed PhD in any one of the following fields: Classics, Philology, History of Art, or a clearly related area of expertise (e.g. History with demonstrated Philological grounding or Religious Studies with Philological and Art Historical expertise).

Duties will include research, teaching courses at the undergraduate level, graduate supervision, university service, and outreach both within the university and in the wider community. Ability to teach outside the advertised disciplinary focus, notably in other specializations within the broader umbrella of Hellenic Studies and Humanities (Ancient and Modern Greek Art or Literature and Language, or Medieval Art and Literature of the wider world around and beyond Byzantium), will be assessed positively.

The successful candidate will develop courses that effectively integrate their field of expertise into the curriculum and research profile of the Department of Humanities, as well as actively engaging in the research and outreach activities of the Department and the affiliated Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Centre for Hellenic Studies.

SFU is consistently ranked among the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Department of Humanities is a union between the Department of Humanities and the Hellenic Studies Program (since summer 2020) that reflects their shared commitment to dialogue across cultures in a manner that engages with ancient traditions and their receptions, by way of ideas, texts, and art. The Department boasts expertise in Classics, Classical and Early Christian Archaeology, Byzantine and Early Modern History, Modern Greek Literature, and Balkan History, as well as other areas in Humanities, including Asian Studies. More information about the department and the university can be found on our website at

The holder of the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies will work closely with the members of the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies – in which they will assume active membership – to meet the mandate of the Chair’s Terms of Reference in a manner most conducive to strong research output and robust outreach among communities of Greeks and philhellenes in BC and the world over. The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at SFU is a leading site for the study of Greece's history, language and culture. More information on the Centre may be found on its website:,The SFU campus is located on Burnaby Mountain in Metro Vancouver. Vancouver is a scenic waterfront city situated minutes from the mountains and a wide range of outdoor activities. It has a reputation as a clean, safe, multicultural and ethnically diverse city and is consistently ranked as one of the very top cities in the world in which to live and work.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants will submit electronically a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and SIX academic letters of reference. Original letters of reference should be submitted by the referees directly to Dr. David Mirhady, Chair of the Appointments Committee. Complete applications should be sent in pdf format c/o

We acknowledge the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie and Kwikwetlem peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand.  By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create a space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

The position is subject to availability of funding and the final approval of the Board of Governors. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

Positions with 2022 Application Deadline[]

  1. Stanford University, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (Stanford, CA) Postdoctoral Fellow in gender/ intersectionality/feminisms. 2-year term. Application opens 12/01/2022, Deadline: 01/06/2022. NT/FT, details and Interfolio application link at