Jobs and Internships

Assistant Professor, Islamic Art and Archaeology

The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the fields of Islamic art, architecture, or archaeology, with a specialization in any aspect of the discipline focused on a period prior to 1750.

Responsibilities will consist of broad undergraduate teaching in the history of Islamic art and architecture along with supervision of undergraduate theses and independent work, while graduate teaching and Ph.D supervision will be in the area of the candidate’s expertise. Applicants will be expected to interact broadly with other departments and programs in the university and beyond.

Apply online at with a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three referees from whom letters of recommendation may be requested. PhD is expected by the start date. We seek to appoint a candidate who will contribute, through research, teaching, and service, to the excellence and diversity of our academic community. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Application deadline is September 16, 2019 (when initial discussion of the candidates will take place) or until the position is filled.

Contact: Maureen Killeen, Manager, Finance and Administration, Department of Art and Archaeology
+1 609-258-3772

PhD position for a project on Egyptian artists living abroad at Ghent University

The Department of Languages and Cultures (Section Middle East Studies) at Ghent University is looking for a PhD-student to conduct a research on Egyptian artists who left their country for living in Europe and Northern America after 2013. The general aim of the project is to understand how these artists positioned themselves in their new surroundings and towards the situation in Egypt, particularly concerning their art production. The focus of the project is socio-anthropological. The inquiry will include the collection of relevant materials, participant observation, interviews and possibly archive work. The successful applicant will fulfill his PhD in the framework of this project under the supervision of Prof. Aymon Kreil. The language of the dissertation will be English or Dutch. Besides, the successful applicant is expected to participate in the activities of the department. We offer you a PhD scholarship of max. 4 years, depending positive evaluations. Your appointment will start by 01/10/2019 at the earliest. You will receive a PhD scholarship according to the general conditions at Ghent University. All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits. A complete overview of all our fringe benefits can be found on our website. As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position. For more information about this vacancy please contact Prof. Aymon Kreil (

Profile of the candidate

  • You have excellent grades in your Master, with preferably a Master thesis on a topic related to the project.
  • You have a preliminary experience with ethnography.
  • You have a good knowledge of MSA and Egyptian dialect.

How to apply

All applications must be received no later than August 14 2019 at 23:59 (CET) at (ref. Egyptian artists) with the following documents:

  •  an application letter
  •  a CV
  •  a transcript of MA degrees
  •   a max. 1000-words summary of your MA thesis
  •   a max. 500-words statement on your interest for the project
  •   the names and contact details of two reference persons

You will get a confirmation e-mail as soon as we have received your application.Contact Email: