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Egyptology - HigherEdJobs


Cairo, Egypt
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Anthropology
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Sociology

Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Egyptology Program in the Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology Department (SEA), at the American University in Cairo is seeking applications for a three-year position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Egyptology with a starting date in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. Candidates should have a research focus in Egyptian language (all levels from Old to Late, including hieratic; demotic and/or Coptic would be a plus), religion, and supporting interests chosen from digital humanities, art, archaeology, bio-archaeology, or history. The main duties will entail teaching undergraduate and graduate students, as well as actively participating in departmental life. The annual teaching load is 3-3.


A completed PhD and teaching experience are required. 

Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by June 25, 2019. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by video-conference in early July 2019.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; (d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); (e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress; and (f) please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters by email directly to Salima Ikram:

Application Information

American University in Cairo
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