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.


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.

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.

Postdoctoral position, University of Copenhagen

Postdoctoral position in Classical Archaeology

University of Copenhagen

Application deadline: 23.59 CEST, 1st September 2016

The Department of SAXO, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in Classical Archaeology with a specialization in the material culture of the Hellenistic and Roman Aegean to be filled by 1st April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job content

The successful candidate will join the ‘Rhodes Centennial Project’, directed by Professor Vincent Gabrielsen and conducted in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities for the Dodecanese (Greece). The post is financed by the Carlsberg Foundation and is for a fixed period of 24 months.

The successful candidate will carry out research on the process, classification and analysis of Hellenistic and Roman finds, including pottery, from excavations in the city and necropolis of ancient Rhodes. This research will be part of an interdisciplinary project that seeks to study and publish six unpublished building complexes from the city and the necropolis of Rhodes (3rd c. BC -2nd c. AD).

For more information and to apply, click here.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Roman History and Material Culture (COA169)

University of Lincoln

Application deadline: 17th June 2016

The School of History and Heritage is based in the College of Arts, located at the University’s main Brayford campus beside a natural pool in the River Witham with a view dominated by the magnificent Cathedral. School teaching and research staff currently represent the disciplines of history and conservation and deliver a portfolio of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees. We are expanding our portfolio for established and developing programmes at BA and MA level.

History is taught as an undergraduate BA, and there are also two thriving taught MA programmes in History and Medieval Studies and a growing number of postgraduate research students. There is a strong and growing team of historians with particular strengths in medieval, Mediterranean, gender and 20th century political and cultural history (Britain and Europe). The team performed very well in REF 2014 with 35% of outputs rated 4*. Lincoln is one of the few UK universities to offer BA and MA degrees in conservation of cultural heritage. Lincoln Conservation (University of Lincoln Conservation Services, formerly trading as Crick Smith), a leading practice in the conservation, restoration and research of historic buildings and artifacts, is based in the School.

Our ideal candidate for this position, at the level of lecturer, will have a developing research profile in Roman history and material culture, which will allow him or her to be returned to the next REF, and the potential to become an outstanding HE teacher. At senior lecturer level, the ideal candidate will have an established profile in Roman history and material culture, a significant research profile with a record of external income generation, and a track record of successful teaching in a relevant subject area. At either level, he or she will also have the ability to offer basic instruction in Latin to students on the MA Medieval Studies. Experience of archaeological excavation is also desirable.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the School’s curriculum development, introducing modules with a Heritage focus. He or she may also contribute to the development of modules in related areas, according to expertise. These may, but need not, include one or more of the following: visual and material culture; the history of architecture (a RIBA-accredited course); historical archaeology; cultural and heritage management (in association with the business school). He or she will help in further strengthening links between history and conservation within the School of History and Heritage, and if appropriate act on occasion as a consultant for Lincoln Conservation.

Lincoln is a wonderful city for scholars of all periods, boasting many structures dating from the Roman period. It is also home to Britain’s finest cathedral and a recently-restored Norman castle. There are excellent local museums and galleries, archives spanning the medieval to the modern period, notably the Media Archive for Central England, Lincolnshire Archives, Tennyson Collection, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, the Usher Gallery, and the Collection. The Collection has a remarkable, large but underused Roman collection to which our students and staff have access.

The School itself offers a friendly and welcoming working environment. There is a strong collaborative research culture within the school with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity, including funding for research and conference activities and a research leave scheme.

For more details or to apply, click here.

Diogenes – Release of the 4th Issue

Issue 4 April 2016

Issue 4 (Whole)

Halil Deligöz: On the Quality of Economic Institutionalization in the Late Ottoman Period: The Introduction of Intellectual Property Rights

Sophie Rigby: To impress (upon) a people: ceramic tile decoration in the context of Orthodox Bulgaria

Deniz Sever: A Pilgrim’s Self-Identification: Sixth and Seventh Century Lead Pilgrim Flasks from the Holy Land

Elie de Rosen: Review – Heaven & Earth: cities and countryside in Byzantine Greece

Christina Hadjiafxenti: Review – The Byzantine documents of the Athonite monastery of Karakallou and selected Acts from the Ottoman period (1294-1835). Critical Edition and commentary of the Texts

Michael Strain: Review – Raconter Byzance: la littérature au XIIe siècle

Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Lecturer in the History of Race and Empire – 54919

University of Birmingham

Application deadline: 27th May 2016

Job Purpose

We are looking for a historian to help consolidate our expertise in the history of empire, race and ethnography. The chronological and geographic parameters of the position are broadly conceived, and can include any time period or part of the world, though we would be especially interested in applicants whose work would mesh with our existing strengths in late modern imperialism, earlier Asian empires or European maritime expansion (research interests of staff are available on the History Department website).

In all events, candidates’ research should be well situated within the context of global history, and should ideally complement our strengths in two or more of the following key research areas for the School (imperialism being one of them): transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures.

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels


  • Excellent publications record demonstrated by a sustained series of existing and forthcoming publications at a high scholarly level (including clear promise of a strong submission for any future research audit).
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity


  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration

  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

For more details, to apply, or for informal enquiries, click here.