Jobs/Jul 31, 2018

Associate Professor of Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Oxford

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The Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, invites applications from outstanding scholars for the position of Egyptology and Coptic Studies from October 2019. This post offers a scholar with a growing national and international reputation an exciting opportunity to become established as a leader in this field, in which the University of Oxford is recognised as a world leader. The postholder will be elected to the Lady Wallis Budge Fellowship in Egyptology (a Non-Tutorial Fellowship) at University College.

The Associate Professor will engage in advanced research using primary sources in the Egyptian language (including Demotic and Coptic) with a focus on Late, Graeco-Roman, or Coptic Period Egypt, and will publish the findings of that research in international journals and academic presses, as well as seeking opportunities for collaborative and externally funded research projects. She/he will give lectures, classes, and tutorial (small group) teaching, co-ordinating (with colleagues) the undergraduate and graduate degree courses in Egyptology and contributing to the teaching of Egyptology for other undergraduate and graduate courses. The Associate Professor will supervise undergraduate and graduate dissertations, and Master’s and research students, and may also serve as an examiner for relevant degrees. She/he will develop the subject in Oxford through conferences, workshops and seminars. There will also be a requirement to participate in the administration of the Faculty, and of the College.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of publication and research in one or more fields of Late, Graeco-Roman and Coptic Egypt. She/he will have a record of successful undergraduate and graduate teaching, including experience of designing and introducing new courses, and the ability to lecture in an interesting and engaging manner to a mixed audience. She/he will also demonstrate a high degree of expertise in Demotic, Coptic and hieroglyphic texts of the Graeco-Roman period, and the ability to instruct students up to doctoral level in the use primary sources in these. The successful candidate will be able to show ability and readiness to contribute effectively to academic administration; a record of successful collaboration with colleagues in pursuit of common goals in research, teaching and administration; and a readiness to participate in fundraising activity. Candidates must have a doctorate in the field of Egyptology or Coptic Studies, complete by the time of appointment. Expertise in other phases of Egyptian, and/or in another language relevant to teaching and research in these fields, would be an advantage, as would a record in securing external research funding and experience of fieldwork.