Archaeology – General, Archaeology – Greek, Archaeology – Near East & Egypt
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Nashville, TN
Open Date: Oct 5, 2017
Close Date: Nov 15, 2017
The Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting fall 2018.
We seek an outstanding researcher and teacher of the ancient Greek world broadly defined. We welcome applications from scholars in related fields (history, material culture, language and literature, philosophy, religion) whose work interrogates or challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries. Competitive candidates are expected to be able to contribute across the curriculum by teaching Greek at all levels as well as courses in Mediterranean Studies and by developing courses in their own area of specialization. The successful candidate will enhance the growing, energetic community of a new program dedicated to studying and teaching the ancient world in comparative perspective across cultures, regions, and periods (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/classics/).
Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2018, teaching experience, and evidence of professional achievement. Dossiers should include a cover letter that addresses research interests, scholarship, and teaching; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and a writing sample no more than 20 pages.
Candidates should submit materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/45661 no later than November 15, 2017.
Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
About Vanderbilt University, Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies
The Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies offers students an interdisciplinary
perspective on the culture and history of a region at the crossroads of civilization since antiquity.
The study of the Mediterranean world examines the influential achievements and legacy of the
Greeks and Romans alongside the emergence and spread of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the
East. It ...also explores the premodern to modern development of southern Europe, North Africa,
and western Asia, which have variously responded to the ancient and medieval past. The Program
offers courses in the history, religion, philosophy, art, literature, society and culture of the
Mediterranean world. In teaching and research, our faculty promote the integrated study of past and
present through both written and material sources—textual, artifactual, visual, spatial—and they
embrace analytical techniques in the digital humanities.