Assistant Professor of Egyptology

University of Toronto



Assistant Professor of Egyptology

Date Posted: 07/27/2023
Closing Date: 11/01/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 32723
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)




The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Egyptology with a focus on Ancient Egyptian Language and Written Culture. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.


The Department is seeking a scholar who will enhance its curriculum and programs in the fields of Egyptology and Ancient Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, with the demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses dealing with Egyptian literature and other textual sources, as well as courses on the different phases of Ancient Egyptian Language, including those of the first millennium BCE and later. We encourage applications from scholars whose work integrates recent theoretical advances that mitigate past historical biases and engage students through a foregrounding of Egypt's deep cultural history and connections with neighboring regions. We welcome research that utilizes data science and innovative approaches to explore the rich corpus of ancient Egyptian written culture.  A commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, involving research opportunities for students, is strongly desired.


The successful candidate must have a PhD in Egyptology by the time of their appointment and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the University-level and research commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and advance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level.


Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals and/or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below).


Salary to be commensurate with qualification and experience.


Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing sample, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, as well as the teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi). Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity and inclusion. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to EDI, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.


Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that the referees submit letters (on letterhead, date, and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.


Submission guidelines can be found at: The CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in pdf/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact


For more information about the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, please visit


All application materials, including reference letters must be received by November 1, 2023.


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


Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.


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Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.


The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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