Schuch-Friends of Classics Post-Doctoral Fellow in Classics and Digital Humanities

Institution Name 
San Diego State University
Position Rank 
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Research Fellow
Area of Specialty 
Greek and Roman Archaeology, ancient Mediterranean culture
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
March 1, 2018

The Department of Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University invites applications for an anticipated one-year appointment (renewable for a second year) for the Schuch-Friends of Classics Post-Doctoral Fellow in Classics and Digital Humanities.

The Schuch-FOC fellowship offers the successful candidate a unique platform for professional advancement in the form of financial and material support for independent research combined with the opportunity to collaborate with the faculty of one of SDSU’s signature programs: The “Area of Excellence in Digital Humanities” (
We are searching for a candidate who specializes in ancient Mediterranean culture and the reception of the textual and/or archaeological record of the classical world. The ideal candidate will be skilled at integrating digital technologies within his/her scholarship and teaching. Candidates should hold the Ph.D. in a relevant field of classical studies or archaeology and present evidence of successful research and teaching in Digital Humanities.
The selected fellow will engage in a comprehensive research, teaching, and student mentoring. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses related to the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean. The fellow will be expected to teach courses which integrate digital methods and practices into the heart of our Classics curriculum. We are committed to the pursuit of fresh research questions and interdisciplinary opportunities catalyzed by the intersection of digital research and the ancient world.
The Fellow will teach one course in each semester (Fall and Spring), achieve significant progress on a research project, give a public presentation at the end the year, and participate in the intellectual life of the department and campus. The Fellow will also collaborate with the Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group.
The successful appointee must have received his/her Ph.D. between July 1, 2014 and June 1, 2018. The appointment offers a salary of $45,000 per year, $1500 of research-related travel and is benefits eligible. This is a 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2018. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. 
Please apply via Interfolio:
Only materials submitted via Interfolio can be considered in our initial applicant screening, including recommendation letters. Please do not submit hard copy material to the Department or to the Search Committee. Only three letters of recommendation can be uploaded into the Interfolio system, and only by direct submission of recommenders.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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