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Atlanta, GA

Open Date

Sep 20, 2021


The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, to begin Fall 2022. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2022. Disciplinary, regional, and chronological parameters are open; a focus on material culture and excellent relevant language skills are strongly preferred. Applicants should be able to teach survey courses in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, including the department’s Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilizations, as well as more specialized courses in their area of expertise. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship and an ability to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, its archaeology program, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and other departments and programs involved in the study of the ancient world at Emory.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (an article or a book or dissertation chapter), three letters of recommendation, two sample undergraduate course syllabi, and a statement in which candidates reflect upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2021.  Applications received within 30 days of the review start date will be given full consideration.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in use of facilities without such discrimination. The University also complies with all applicable federal and Georgia statutes and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. All members of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Suite 305, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone 404/727-9867 (V) 404/712-2049 (TDD).


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