Professorship in Assyriology

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for three (3) open-rank tenure-track, or tenured, faculty positions in Assyriology, with preference for junior or mid-career candidates.

The earliest date appointments are anticipated to begin is July 2014; applications will be accepted and considered until all positions are filled. Review of applications will begin after September 1st, 2013.

Applications are welcome from scholars with a research focus in any period or subfield of Assyriology. The successful candidates should be able to teach a wide range of courses in Akkadian grammar, texts, and epigraphy and courses on Mesopotamian civilization and history, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. Advanced knowledge of Sumerian is highly desirable.

The successful applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins.

Applicants should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) referees (including e-mail addresses whenever possible) from whom letters of recommendation may be requested. These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities Website at

Job posting number: 01652

No additional materials should be submitted at this time.

Inquiries can be directed to with the
subject heading “Assyriology Search.”

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Chicago
Contact Name: 
Mariana Perlinac