Professorship in Mesopotamian Archaeology

Illinois, United States
02 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Chicago: The Oriental Institute

Location Chicago, Illinois

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for an open-rank tenure-track, or tenured, faculty position in Mesopotamian archaeology. \

The earliest date the appointment is anticipated to begin is July 2020; applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after January 15th.

Applications are welcome from scholars with a research focus in archaeological excavation and fieldwork, preferably of the Mesopotamian historical periods.  Engagement in the technologies and methodologies of landscape archaeology is also highly desirable.  The successful candidate will be expected to eventually direct the excavations of the Nippur expedition.  She or he should be able to teach a wide range of courses on Mesopotamian material culture, civilization, and history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. 

The successful applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins.

Application Instructions
Applicants should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) referees (including e-mail addresses) from whom letters of recommendation may be requested.

No additional materials should be submitted at this time. 

Inquiries can be directed to with the

subject heading “Mesopotamian Archaeology Search.”

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