Assistant Professor in Egyptian Language
University of Cambridge Department of Archaeology
United Kingdom

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2024 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

The Department of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a temporary University Assistant Professor in Egyptian Language, to start from 1st September and no later than 1st October 2023. The contract will end on 30th September 2024. The successful candidate will be active in research and committed to teach in Egyptian Language.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and teaching Egyptian Language for the Archaeology and Egyptology Tripos and MPhil degrees. They will be responsible for three papers taught to both undergraduates and MPhil students:

  • Introductory Egyptian Language
  • Middle Egyptian Texts
  • Old and Late Egyptian Texts

Moreover, they are expected to contribute and enhance the research profile of Cambridge Archaeology, recognized as a world leader in Archaeology. Other responsibilities include assessment and examining and supervision of undergraduate and MPhil dissertations, and contribution to relevant administrative activities of the Department.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Excellent first degree and a doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent) in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Egyptian language.
  • Potential to engage in internationally outstanding research and scholarly activity, evidenced through publications appropriate to career stage.
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with academic colleagues and support staff.
  • Ability to work as a willing and effective contributor on Departmental committees and work groups.

During the position's tenure, the successful applicant will benefit from the outstanding facilities offered by the University and the generous support of research and teaching provided by the Department and McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research as a full Assistant Professor of the Department.

Applications should include a covering letter, a statement of your teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of your research achievements and interests (current and future), a curriculum vitae including an up-to-date list of publications, and the names and contact details of TWO referees.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview during which they will be asked to make a short presentation about their research, to give a brief teaching demonstration, as well as have an interview with the Appointments Committee.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented in our department.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department,

Closing date: 15 April 2023. Interviews will be held in May 2023.

Please quote reference JD35670 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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