Post-Doctoral Scholar

Friday, January 13, 2012


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The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications
for the Oriental Institute's Annual Post-Doctoral Scholar Conference
program for the 2012--2013 academic year. This is a twelve-month,
non-renewable appointment.

The Post-Doctoral Scholar will organize and
conduct a two-day conference at the Oriental Institute on key
comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field
of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical
avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal
with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near
East with other cultural areas. Applicants should take into consideration
the research interests represented at the Oriental Institute. The
conference will take place in early to mid March 2013. After the
conference, the Post-Doctoral Scholar will work with publication staff
to assemble and edit the proceedings for publication in the "Oriental
Institute Seminars" series. The incumbent is also encouraged to pursue
his or her own research while in residence and to interact with the
Oriental Institute community.

Information on past Oriental Institute Annual symposia can be viewed at:

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a discipline relating to ancient studies must
be complete at the time of appointment.Applicants should send:

1. 5-page proposal outlining nature and structure of the conference
  (including names and paper topics of six to eight key participants
  who have agreed to make presentations, should the conference be funded)
2. curriculum vitae
3. 3 letters of reference (these may be sent under separate cover)

Electronic submissions are welcome.Deadline for completed applications
is Friday, January 13th , 2012. Start date is September 1st ,
2012. Please send applications to:

Post-Doctoral Scholar Program
attn. Mariana Perlinac, Oriental Institute
University of Chicago
1155 East 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Or via e-mail to:

The University of Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity

Institution or Company offering position: 
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Contact Name: 
Mariana Perlinac