Binghamton University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES), beginning fall 2014. We are seeking an archaeologist whose research centers on the ancient Greek and/or Roman worlds broadly defined. Specialization within those parameters is open, but should offer innovative perspectives on material and visual culture, an emerging focus of interdisciplinary study at Binghamton University. An active field research program is desirable, as is an interest in enriching the experiences of undergraduates through study-abroad or participation in archaeological fieldwork.
Candidates should expect to offer courses relating to the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. That will include offerings in archaeological methods and theory as well as in the successful candidate's area of expertise. Teaching should complement current culture-civilization offerings in Classics within CNES; some courses will count toward the undergraduate major in History. Candidates should also expect to contribute to language sequences in Latin and/or ancient Greek. The teaching load in CNES is five courses per academic year (2/3 or 3/2). The successful candidate must have the PhD or its equivalent in hand by the start of the appointment.
This position has been approved for funding by the University administration as an affiliated position for Material and Visual Worlds, one of five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) that Binghamton University has identified for growth under the auspices of its SUNY2020 plan. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of this TAE as an area of intensive research and teaching. The search committee will include members of the Material and Visual Worlds steering committee. For more information on the TAEs, go to http://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/tae2013.html.
Submit a cover letter, CV, ca. twenty-page writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations, faculty observations, teaching philosophy) electronically (standard formats, e.g., Word doc, pdf) via Interview Exchange (http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=43111). Arrange also to have sent electronically three letters of recommendation to: Andrew Scholtz, Search Committee Chair, c/o Margaret Dwyer, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (email@example.com).
Preliminary interviews will be held for select candidates at the January 2014 AIA/APA Joint Meetings in Chicago; alternate arrangements will be made for semifinalists not in attendance. All materials must be received by 15 November 2013. Expect electronic acknowledgment of receipt. Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.