Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Near Eastern Archaeology - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) University of Toronto, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations Canada

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Near Eastern Archaeology - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA)

Job Field: Limited Term (Teaching Stream)

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Feb 9, 2019

Job Closing: Mar 25, 2019, 11:59pm EST


The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year, contractually-limited term appointment in Near Eastern Archaeology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will begin on July 1, 2019 and end June 30, 2021.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology by the time of their appointment or shortly thereafter. The Department is seeking a scholar who will contribute to its Ancient Near Eastern Studies Program, with the demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Archaeology of Bronze and Iron Age Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia and Egypt. A theoretical focus on Early Complex Societies and a methodological specialization in Ceramic Analysis, and/or Computational Applications in Archaeology are desirable. The candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching, a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices, and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.


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 and teaching dossier/portfolio (i.e. teaching statement, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, description of teaching strategies and innovations, etc). If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. The deadline for application is March 25, 2019. 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 signed letters on letterhead via email directly to Professor Timothy P. Harrison, at At least one letter of reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching.


All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by March 25, 2019.


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 racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see


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

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