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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.

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Job Summary

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.

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). 

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Required Qualifications*

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.

Additional Information

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  All applications will be acknowledged.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.