Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

Assistant Professor, Mediterranean Archaeology (A110530381)

University of Alberta

Application deadline: 31st October 2016

The Department of History & Classics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Mediterranean Archaeology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, or be close to completion with a primary focus in the field of Mediterranean Archaeology preferably within the Roman period.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Research excellence will be demonstrated in a record of publications and presentations in highly regarded venues, research funding history, and letters of reference. Evidence of high-calibre teaching and supervisory potential will be demonstrated through previous teaching experiences, letters of reference, and teaching dossier.   We are looking for candidates who have the ability to teach classes in a wide range of courses in Classics, including courses on Roman civilization and material culture in both undergraduate and graduate student programs. Fieldwork experience is an asset. Candidates should have the potential to organize and direct an archaeological field school. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative and robust externally-funded research program, regularly engage in relevant domestic and international research networks, supervise and mentor graduate students, and provide service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, as well as to professional and external communities.

The Department of History and Classics is recognized as one of the leading departments for the study of History and Classics in Canada and globally.  Classical Archaeology offers a long tradition of excellence with two field schools and a strong graduate program (Masters and PhD); for more information on the department visit here.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s largest and most-respected research universities. With a metropolitan area population of approximately one million people, Edmonton is home to numerous arts and music festivals and boasts the largest system of urban parkland in North America. Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.

For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit http://www.ualberta.ca and http://www.infoedmonton.com.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales.

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • cover letter that includes an overview of your program of research and the names of the three referees
  • curriculum vitae (CV)
  • teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and course outline(s) (Attach under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests”)
  • copies of up to three publications (Submit as one attachment under “List of Publications” option)

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in History & Classics, Shufen Edmondstonehcadmin1@ualberta.ca. Referees should enter “A110530381 REFERENCE” in the subject line.

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. David Marples, Chair, Department of History & Classics.

Review of applications will start on 31 October 2016. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

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