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.

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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 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.

Assistant Professor, Seattle University

Assistant Professor (Faculty_10589)

Seattle University

Application deadline: 15th October 2016

The History Department and University Honors Program at Seattle University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ancient History starting September 2017.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, maintaining an active, high-quality program of disciplinary scholarship, and performing university and college service. The candidate will have a joint teaching appointment in History and University Honors.

The successful candidate will have a primary teaching and research field in the Ancient Mediterranean, particularly Greco-Roman world, and will teach introductory courses and upper-division elective courses for the History Department, the University Honors Program, and the University’s Core curriculum.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Part-time Latin Instructor, University of Oxford

Part-time Latin Instructor (125067)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 12th September 2016

Thanks to a generous donation from the Stonehouse Educational Foundation, the University of Oxford’s Classics Faculty has reinstated its Saturday Latin teaching scheme, OXLAT, and now seeks a part-time Latin Instructor. The appointment will be for a fixed-term period from 1 October 2016 to 31 July 2017. The scheme, which started in January 2015 and runs for two and a half years, offers free tuition on Saturday mornings to 30 students from local state schools. Two instructors are responsible for the teaching for the duration of the scheme, from preliminary introductory work through to comprehensive preparation for GCSE exams.

The instructors report to the Outreach Officer. They also work closely with the part-time Latin Teaching Scheme Coordinator, who provides administrative support and will be present on Saturday mornings to oversee the scheme’s delivery.

The key duties are: teaching weekly two-hour Latin lessons on Saturday mornings during term time over the course of the scheme; two hours of contact teaching time each week for a total of 38 weeks; and approximately four hours of teaching preparation time/liaising with the OXLAT Coordinator each week.

The successful candidate will have proven skills and experience equivalent to those derived from holding a degree in Classics; have experience of teaching in a school environment; have experience of teaching Latin to GCSE level; have enthusiasm for the subject and the desire and ability to effectively engage and motivate students; have a desire and ability to challenge able students as well as to support, encourage, and develop less-able students; and have a proactive, flexible approach to providing comprehensive and high-quality, yet enjoyable, Latin teaching.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

For more information and to apply, click here.

PhD Studentships, University of Liverpool

PhD Studentships

University of Liverpool

Application deadline: 9th September 2016

The project:

This project explores and interprets a unique, virtually unexploited collection of excavated textiles at Bolton Museum to assess the production of cloth in Egypt, including its use as a social indicator, and the impact of international connections on the production, use, and ideology of textiles in ancient Egypt. The project brings together the museological expertise of Bolton Museum with the archaeological and textile-related academic expertise of Liverpool University to create a dynamic and truly rich research environment.  Additionally it is a unique opportunity for the students to participate in the creation of a new major permanent Egyptian gallery at Bolton Museum, providing a rare opportunity to contribute to a high profile museum project. The two PhD students will study the Bolton collection splitting chronologically into 1. Neolithic-Middle Bronze Age and 2. Late-Bronze Age to Islamic.

Applications are invited for two funded studentships on ancient Egyptian textiles and their social contexts. The award is made under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Award Scheme and the project, to begin in October 2016, will be supervised by Prof Ian Shaw, University of Liverpool, and Dr Carolyn Routledge, Bolton Museum. The successful applicants will each have an exceptional chance to benefit from training and a placement at Bolton Museum, conduct research into its collections and archives, and play a significant curatorial role in the creation of a new HLF-funded ancient Egyptian display at Bolton.

Candidate requirements:

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies or another relevant discipline, satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements including Masters-level advanced research training or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate an active interest in museums, ancient Egyptian material culture and society. Applications from those who have some previous experience in the study of ancient textiles and their archaeological, technological and cultural contexts will be welcomed.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Teaching Associate, University of Nottingham

Teaching Associate – Classics (ART277116)

University of Nottingham

Application deadline: 14th September 2016

Applications are invited for the above post based at the Humanities Building in University Park, Nottingham.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong research potential in Classics (broadly defined). It is desirable that the candidate should have a research specialism in Greek literature. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules, for supervising taught postgraduate research and for contributing to departmental administration.

Candidates must have a PhD at or near completion (or equivalent) in Classics, ability to teach Classics at all levels, ability and willingness to contribute to ancient Greek and/or Latin language teaching at beginners and intermediate levels, and a strong commitment to the Department. It is desirable that the candidate should be able to teach ancient Greek and/or Latin to advanced level.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Helen Lovatt, Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Lecturer, Durham University

Lecturer (002468)

Durham University

Application deadline: 24th August 2016

The Department of Classics and Ancient History is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a one-year fixed-term lectureship in ancient philosophy for the academic year 2016/17 (01 October 2016 – 30 September 2017).

The successful applicant will contribute to research-led teaching of ancient philosophy and Greek literature; these are areas in which the Department has particular teaching needs. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach Greek language and should have a research specialism in some aspect of ancient philosophy.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor – Greek History and Material Culture (1600994)

University of Toronto

Application deadline: 11:59 PM EST 31st October 2016

The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Greek History and Material Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on 1 July 2017.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Classics, or a relevant discipline, by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter. They must have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching and they must show a demonstrated record of ongoing development in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An ability to teach Greek prose authors at all levels is required.

The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, demonstrated by publications in leading journals relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. The successful candidate’s research will focus on the history and material culture of the Greek world in the first millennium BCE. She or he will emphasize the archaeological and documentary evidence, and demonstrate clear engagement with historical questions and methodologies. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong linguistic skills in both Greek and Latin.

The Department of Classics ( welcomes a wide range of methods and innovative approaches in the study of history and material culture, and is particularly interested in candidates who combine a thorough training in Classics with an interest in other disciplines in the humanities or social sciences. The Department of Classics cooperates closely with the Departments of Anthropology, Art, History, and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as well as with the Archaeology Centre, among other units.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, as well as a research statement and a teaching dossier. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Alison Keith, Acting Chair, Department of Classics ( or to the Business Officer of the Department of Classics, Mrs. Ann-Marie Matti (

Submission guidelines can be found at: We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Department of Classics via email to  by 31 October 2016.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information and to apply, click here.