Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Job: Professor of Ancient East Asian Art and Archaeology, The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (ISAW)

Professor of Ancient East Asian Art and Archaeology

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (ISAW), seeks to make a faculty appointment in the area of the art and archaeology of ancient East Asia, particularly ancient China, effective in fall, 2010. ISAW is a newly created, specially funded, cross-disciplinary institute for research and graduate education in the history, archaeology, and culture of the entire Old World, including Asia and Africa, from late prehistoric times to the eighth century AD. (See for details.) The rank of this tenured or tenure-track appointment is open, but we prefer to appoint at a tenured or near-tenure level. We seek individuals of scholarly distinction whose work will benefit from freedom from departmental structures and the stimulation of working closely with colleagues in other disciplines, approaches, periods, or geographical areas and who are committed to helping develop the intellectual life of such a community. Applicants with a history of interdisciplinary exchange are particularly welcome. The Institute’s graduate program emphasizes individual supervision and research seminars. The faculty is involved in choosing a group of visiting researchers each year.

Applications (letter, curriculum vitae, and list of referees) or nominations should be sent to: Professor Roger S. Bagnall, Director
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th St.
New York, NY 10028

Applications by fax and email are not accepted. Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2009. Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the country, with 13 schools, 3 institutes, and nearly 40,000 students. New York University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Kathryn Lawson by email at or by phone at 212-992-786

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