Assistant Professor- Ancient Near Eastern History

Canada, North America
Apr 03, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Description

Requisition Title:Assistant Professor- Ancient Near Eastern History - 1400645

Job Field:Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate)
Faculty / Division:Faculty of Arts and Science
Department:Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Campus:St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting:Apr 2, 2014
Job Closing:May 4, 2014 Open Until Filled


The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year, contractually limited-term appointment in Ancient Near Eastern History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin on July 1, 2014 and end June 30, 2017.

The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of their appointment or shortly thereafter, will have teaching responsibilities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to its offerings in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, with a specialization in the study and teaching of cuneiform sources (Akkadian and Sumerian). The University of Toronto actively encourages innovative scholarship and offers opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, as well as the excitement of working with a diverse student population.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests together with a curriculum vitae. If you have questions about this position, please contact


All application materials should be submitted online. We will begin reviewing applications on May 4, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS word format.


Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters via email directly to Professor Tim Harrison, at

For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit our home page at:   

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priorityPI75134958