Egyptology Tenure-Track Position

Institution Name 
University of Michigan
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Egyptology of the Pharaonic Period
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 1, 2019
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The Department of Middle East Studies (MES) at the University of Michigan invites applicants for the “Marjorie M. Fisher Professorship in Egyptology of the Pharaonic Period” at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), expected to begin September 1, 2020. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment.

We are looking for an innovative and interdisciplinary scholar specializing in any subfield within the history, art history, and language of Pharaonic Egypt. They will be part of a program teaching all aspects and periods of language, literature, and culture, designed to develop linguistic, literary, and methodological skills for scholarly research as well as for our undergraduate majors.

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Egyptology and participate in the departmental rotation of existing large-scale lecture courses. We are particularly interested in scholars who can offer instruction in Middle Egyptian and Late Egyptian (with the possibility of teaching other phases of the Egyptian language, such as Old Egyptian, Demotic and/or Coptic). 

As a public institution, the University of Michigan seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of application how they intend their scholarship, teaching and service to contribute to diverse communities.

Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, together with curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), copies of research publications, three letters of reference, and course syllabi. Native or near-native proficiency in English is required. The PhD is required prior to appointment.

Application materials, except letters of reference, must be submitted electronically. Please apply at 

To be assured consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2019.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  All applications will be acknowledged.

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