Category Archives: Position Announcements

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University invites applications to our postdoctoral fellow positions in Archaeology and the Ancient World. Exceptional junior scholars who can enhance and strengthen our commitment to inclusive education and research and to equality and social justice are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applicants from underrepresented groups.

We seek candidates who have demonstrated a capacity for innovative research, engaged scholarship, and cross-disciplinary thinking. We are interested in individuals whose work focuses on archaeology of the Mediterranean, Egypt, and/or surrounding regions of the Middle East and North Africa, all broadly defined, and including research focused on recent periods; we are equally interested in applications from archaeologists, whose methodological and interdisciplinary expertise clearly transcends regional specializations, and whose research complements that of existing faculty. Applicants must have normally received their doctorate within the last five years, and the Ph.D. must be in hand prior to July 1, 2023.

We fully understand and appreciate the impact that the current pandemic has had and may continue to exert on our lives, personally and professionally, and we will read ongoing research efforts and publication records in that light.

In addition to pursuing their research, successful candidates will be expected to teach one course per semester.  Teaching may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; interdisciplinary offerings are desirable. Successful candidates will be expected to make substantive contributions to the ongoing development of the Joukowsky Institute, through the organization of reading or working groups, a topical symposium, or another project intended to foster a stimulating intellectual environment in which to pursue research and to develop new interdisciplinary or community connections. 

These will be two-year positions, with confirmation after one year, beginning on July 1, 2023.

Application Instructions
All candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses (150-300 words each), a statement (150-300 words) of their experience and/or ideas for prioritizing diversity and inclusion in their teaching and research, and contact information for three references by February 15, 2023. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

For further information: 

Professor Peter van Dommelen, Chair, Search Committee
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
[email protected]

student opportunity: arce website content writers

Students are invited to learn and explore Egypt’s cultural heritage through writing articles to feature ARCE’s preservation projects and fieldwork. Students interested in this opportunity will receive a certificate of completion and will be credited when the article is published on ARCE’s website, newsletter and social media pages. 

Potential candidates will be required to carry out thorough research in the projects you will write about, receive and follow guidelines for the requirements of ARCE’s website content and write articles that are 500-900 words maximum.

Capture history in your own words and join this initiative by sending an email with your resume and a sample of your writing to: [email protected]

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. 

Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-2024

Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

The Society of Fellows at Princeton University, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities and social sciences, calls for fellowship applications annually. For the 2021-2024 competition, three fellowships will be awarded: Open Discipline (2) and Humanistic Studies (1).

We hope you will encourage outstanding graduate students to apply—those now finishing their Ph.D., and those who received their degree after January 1, 2019. We seek a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcome candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. For more information and the online application please visit our website. The application deadline is August 4, 2020; letters of recommendation may be submitted until August 11. 

Please find a link to our printable call for applications here.
Any inquiries should be sent to [email protected].

Position Announcement: Art History Chair, tenure-track, and Visiting Assistant Professor search at UNT

The University of North Texas (UNT)’s long-standing and dynamic art history program has recently been designated an autonomous department within the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) and we are looking for an inaugural Chair who will bring a consultative approach to this new identity and structure. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative partner in creating an environment that fosters faculty and student success (application reviews begin 25 January). We are seeking a Chair that will complement existing strengths in global art, architecture, and design history. The successful candidate will bring direction and leadership to the department, which is housed in a Carnegie Tier 1 research university. We are seeking a Chair who will advocate for the role of the department’s productive and committed faculty within the context of a research university and who brings strong interpersonal skills in working to support faculty in a small, vital department that is essential to the overall success of the college.

We are also searching for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Art History, with a specialization in pre- c.1500 art. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate art history courses to majors and non-majors (application reviews begin 27 January). Art History faculty may receive support for their research through a variety of institutional research grants and travel funding. The standard annual teaching load is a 2|2 at the rank of assistant professor.

We also have an active search for a 1 year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History (application reviews begin 24 February).

See full descriptions are attached below.