Lector, Ancient Egyptian Language, Yale-NELC

Lector, Ancient Egyptian Language 
Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Humanities: Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations 

New Haven, CT 

Open Date 
Jan 25, 2021 

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Yale University invites applicants for a full-time teaching position as Lector of Ancient Egyptian Language to begin July 2021. The appointment is for up to three years, with possibility of renewal. 

Responsibilities consist of teaching five or six semester-long courses per academic year, normally comprising a combination of Beginning and Intermediate Middle Egyptian (four courses). The others may include advanced courses focusing on other phases of the ancient Egyptian languages, texts, grammar, and scripts (as determined in consultation with the ladder faculty in Egyptology and based on the appointee’s qualifications and expertise). Further responsibilities include advising students, working in close collaboration with the Egyptology faculty, and contributing to the development of the Egyptology program. We are interested in scholars who can also offer introductory and intermediate courses in Demotic and/or Coptic, when needed. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Applicants should have: 1) experience in teaching Middle Egyptian in a college or university; 2) a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire in Egyptology or related field (doctoral students in the final year of dissertation work are also welcomed to apply but official conferral of PhD must take place prior to the start-date of the position (July 1st, 2021); 3) demonstrated ability in teaching; and 4) also desirable, as noted, is the ability to teach Demotic Egyptian and/or Coptic. 

Application Instructions 
As of January 25th, 2021 applications can start being uploaded online via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on February 25th, 2021. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials prior to this date. 


Applicants & writers of recommendation letters must upload the documentation listed below via Interfolio. Please note that applicants will be prompted in Interfolio to enter the information of recommendation letters writers who will receive instructions via email regarding how to upload recommendation letters in Interfolio. The cover letter, statement of teaching methods and approaches, and the letters of recommendation should be addressed to the “Egyptology Lector Search Committee.” 

  1. Curriculum vitae 
  2. Cover letter 
  3. One-page statement of teaching methods and approaches 
  4. Evidence of teaching such as course catalogs, teaching evaluations, and letters from academic institutions listing courses taught 
  5. Three letters of recommendations from outside Yale to be uploaded directly to Interfolio 

    For any questions about this position please email Prof. Kevin van Bladel, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University, at [email protected]

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
    Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.