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Yale University: Postdoctoral Fellow in Egyptology

Postdoctoral Fellow in Egypttology - 2015-2016

Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt

Yale Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

The Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Egyptology for 2015-16, funded by the Institute. The activity of this fellowship is three-fold:

a. research and writing in collaboration with the scholarly activities of the Institute;
b. teaching Beginning Egyptian (Middle Egyptian) as part of a two-semester cycle each academic year;
c. maintaining the Egyptology collection in Sterling Memorial Library.

The Yale Egyptological Institute, funded by the William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Endowment for Egyptology, sponsors research and instruction in the philology and cultures of ancient Egypt and Nubia. Egyptology courses at Yale present the history, languages, and archaeology of ancient Egypt and her neighboring regions from the earliest predynastic through the Coptic period. Lectures, seminars, and reading courses cover topics such as art history, administration and society, burial practices, ceramic technology, military history, Egyptian languages of all periods (including Coptic), among others. In addition to the curriculum, the Institute hosts a wide range of visiting scholars, works closely with the Peabody Museum and the Beinecke Library, and supports active digs in Egypt.  The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to take an active part in these activities; it is hoped that s/he will organize at least one substantial international conference per year.

Aside from research and writing, the Fellow will be expected to devote up to approximately 10 hours per week (often less) during the academic year to the Library, both maintaining the collection and assisting colleagues and students in their work. The goal of the library component of the fellowship is to detect and fill gaps in the Yale Egyptology collection, to help locate out of print publications, and to insure that current publications are being selected, ordered, received, and catalogued. The ordering of books (once located) will mostly be done by the appropriate department of the Library; training in library systems and processes will be provided by appropriate staff.

Beginning Egyptian will be offered each semester, repeating each academic year; classes meet for two 1.25 hour periods each week. The Fellow’s teaching will be supervised by ladder faculty in Egyptology.

The initial appointment is for one year, thereafter renewable (contingent on satisfactory performance) for up to two additional years. A Ph.D. in Egyptology is required, as is a broad and solid knowledge of or about Egyptology in all its sub-fields, from prehistory to the end of the Coptic period. Demonstrated ability in language instruction is desirable.

The annual salary is $55,000 with a $2500 research allowance, plus benefits.  Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Applicants must send via email (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching, and (4) three recommendation letters to

 Deadline for applications: April 15th, 2015.


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