The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago seeks to appoint a distinguished senior scholar of Ancient Iranian Studies to begin in the autumn quarter of 2018 or as soon thereafter as feasible. The exact specialization is open as long as the candidate focuses on the pre-Islamic cultures of Iran; the successful candidate may concentrate on the archaeology, languages, religion, art, or history of ancient Iran, or a combination of these. This is a tenured faculty position and will entail a joint appointment in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
Applicants must apply through the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website, at http://tinyurl.com/yb5yk5ne. Applicants are requested to send (1) a letter stating their interest in the position and outlining briefly their qualifications for it; (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing their training, positions held, university teaching experience, and publications; (3) one representative article or other publication as an example of their scholarship; and (4) the names and contact information for three referees who know the applicant well and may, if the candidate is invited, be asked to submit recommendations for the candidate at a later stage in the process. Please do not ask recommenders to submit letters until requested to do so by the search committee. The committee may also request further information or publications from select candidates as the search proceeds. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials as early as possible. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
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About The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
The Oriental Institute was founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted with the financial support of John D. Rockefeller Jr., and was originally envisaged as a research laboratory for the investigation of the early human career that would trace humankind’s progress from the most ancient days of the Middle East. The goal of the Oriental Institute is to be the world’s leading center for the study of anc...ient Near Eastern civilizations by combining innovation in theory, methodology, and significant empirical discovery with the highest standards of rigorous scholarship.