Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
University of Illinois - Department of the Classics
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Mediterranean Archaeology
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Involved in a major excavation in the ancient Mediterranean
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 6, 2017

The Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Mediterranean Archaeology. The appointee will be expected to conduct independent research and build a portfolio of publications; perform academic duties associated with our B.A. program, which includes a Classical Archaeology option, and with our M.A. and Ph.D. programs; and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates who are significantly involved in a major excavation in the ancient Mediterranean. Applicants are expected to present evidence of excellence in research and teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Greek or Roman Archaeology (or in an immediately relevant field) required by mid-June 2018 for preferred start date of August 16, 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Required information includes a cover letter, CV/resume, short writing sample (up to 20 pages), evidence of excellence in teaching (evaluations, up to three sample syllabi, and a statement of teaching philosophy), and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 6, 2017; letters of reference must be received by November 13, 2017. Referees will be contacted by email within a few days of application submission. Initial interviews will be conducted at the SCS/AIA meeting in Boston, January 4–7, 2018. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University is noted for its extensive library holdings in Classics and related fields and for its museums, with excellent collections of ancient Mediterranean artifacts. The Department of the Classics also publishes the journal Illinois Classical Studies. Inquiries should be addressed to Angeliki Tzanetou, Chair of the Search Committee, or 217-333-8350. Additional information about the Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can be found at For further information please contact The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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