Assistant Professor in the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt or the Eastern Mediterranean World

Friday, December 21, 2012


Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Buchanan C227 - 1866 Main Mall
V6T 1Z1 Vancouver
49° 16' 2.4816" N, 123° 15' 15.2712" W

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, effective July 1, 2013, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The primary research focus is on the period between 1500-330 BCE. The ideal candidate will be able to teach the art and archaeology of Ancient Egypt up to the graduate level, but may have a research expertise outside this field. He/she will appreciate the complex, interconnected relationships of the peoples of the ancient Eastern Mediterranean, Egyptian and Near Eastern worlds, and the globalized character of the cultures affected by these international contacts. The candidate is expected to build research and pedagogic links with faculty colleagues within the Department and in Anthropology, History and/or Art History.  An active archaeological project will be an asset.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2013) and must have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship along with enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events, and initiatives. The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of CNERS are found at

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Applicants should submit the following in hard copy to the address below: a letter of application, an example of their published research, a current CV containing full contact information, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Dietmar Neufeld, Head, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada. Deadline for receipt of applications and supporting materials: December 21, 2012.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.


Institution or Company offering position: 
University of British Columbia
Contact Name: 
Dietmar Neufeld