Contrat post-doctoral en Egyptologie (Université de Yale – USA)
Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology
Yale University intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology for the academic year 2016-17. The
activity of this postdoctoral position is two-fold:
a. research and writing in collaboration with the scholarly activities of Egyptology at Yale University;
b. teaching one course per term; a total of two courses per academic year;
This postdoctoral associate position is funded by the William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Endowment for
Egyptology, administered by the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at Yale
University. This position will also be affiliated with the Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt, which 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
pre-dynastic 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, Yale’s academic activities in Egyptology include a wide range of visiting scholars,
close affiliation with the Peabody Museum and Beinecke Library, and there are active archaeological missions
in Egypt. The postdoctoral associate 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 during the period of the postdoctoral
The initial appointment is for one year, thereafter renewable (contingent on satisfactory performance), with an
additional one-year appointment. 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, plus healthcare benefits.
Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students,
faculty, and staff and especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected
veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
As of April 19th, 2016 applications can start being uploaded online via Interfolio.
Applicants & writers of recommendation letters must upload documentation via Interfolio: (1) a cover letter, (2)
curriculum vitae, (3) three recommendation letters addressed to the Egyptology Simpson Committee, and (4)
evidence of teaching such as course catalogs, teaching evaluations, and letters from academic institutions listing
Please note that applicants will be prompted in Interfolio to enter the information of recommendation letters writers
who will receive instructions via email regarding how to upload recommendation letters in Intefolio.
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Deadline for applications: May 15th, 2016.
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