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Assistant Professor in Assyriology and Cuneiform Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 7th, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in Assyriology and Cuneiform Studies with interests that engage broader cultural and intellectual traditions, are transdisciplinary in scope, and grounded in philological expertise. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2020. Applications are invited from all scholars with research and teaching interests in Akkadian language and literature. Candidates will teach (or develop) a variety of classes including general education courses as well as graduate seminars in Akkadian language and literature. Research interests in the ancient Mesopotamian world should include interaction with several of the following areas: empire and society (economies, social identity, and migration); religions; and ancient sciences and medicine. Candidates should be able to contribute to Digital Humanities and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (A joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Oxford, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin).

We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2020. To apply, please submit a letter of application describing research and teaching, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, writing samples, the names of three references and a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Letter should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee. Applications should be submitted through To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 28, 2019.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application describing research and teaching

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Writing Sample

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc/Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)