University of British Columbia
Faculty of Arts

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Near Eastern Studies and/or Egyptology in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) in the Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia. The appointment will be made at either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. It is intended that the successful applicant will teach courses in the area of Near Eastern archaeology and history and/or Egyptology that complement the expertise of the present full-time faculty members in the area. Candidates should already have completed their PhD and should be able to demonstrate excellence both in research and in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, and service. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The expected start date of the appointment is July 1st 2009. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of CNERS, Professor R J A Wilson, at roger.wilson AT Please visit for information about the department.

Applicants should send their letter of application, together with a copy of their curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and addresses of four referees. Candidates are asked to request that their referees write separately on their behalf to the address below, to reach the Department not later than the date indicated. E-mail applications are not acceptable, but referees’ letters of support can be so forwarded (to the e-mail address indicated above). Applications should be sent to Professor R J A Wilson, CNERS, Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1, to reach him not later than Friday January 9th 2009.