September 13, 2022

The University of Chicago: The Oriental Institute 

Location 

Chicago, IL 

Open Date 

Sep 13, 2022 

Description 

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Professor in Arabian Peninsula and Gulf States Archaeology. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 31, 2022. The appointment would commence on July 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Qualifications 

We welcome applications from specialists in the archaeology of Arabia and the Persian Gulf region from the prehistoric to the Islamic periods. Any methodological or theoretical specialty within this broad geographic and chronological ambit will be considered. The successful applicant will already hold the rank of Professor or equivalent, or will soon be eligible for promotion to that rank. The successful hire will be expected to teach courses on the history and archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding regions as well as related thematic or methodological courses of their choice; to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations; and to carry out cutting edge research and publications. Participation in an active field project as director or senior staff member, or otherwise having the ability to provide students with field research opportunities, will be an asset.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints, cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression, and welcoming and supporting all their members. 

Application Instructions 

To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at http://apply.interfolio.com/113432 . Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement (which may also include relevant experience in teaching and mentoring students from a diversity of backgrounds, if applicable), and a list of three (3) referees (including email addresses) from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. Only complete applications can be considered. Additional materials may be solicited from shortlisted candidates. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 31, 2022.

Inquiries should be sent via email to oi-administration@uchicago.edu with the subject heading “Arabian archaeology search.”

Application Process 

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Application Process 

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.