Visiting Assistant Professor in Greek Archaeology and Art

Institution Name 
Department of Classics, Univ. of Kansas
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
GreekArchaeology
Additional Desirable Specialties 
ClassicalArchaeology
ClassicalArtHistory
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
January 18, 2019
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. The Department of Classics at the University of Kansas (www.classics.ku.edu) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Greek Archaeology and Art, to begin as early as August 18, 2019. 

This appointment is limited term for two years, with the option of a third year based on need and availability of funding. This is a full-time VAP position with a 3:3 teaching load as well as research and service obligations (see below).  Applicants are expected to have a PhD (or be ABD with the defense completed) in Classical Archaeology or an allied field, with ancient Greece as their field of expertise, by the start date of the appointment. We are seeking a scholar whose research and teaching in Greek Archaeology and Art complement our robust course offerings for the BA in Classical Antiquity and the new Classical Archaeology and Art option in our MA program. Desirable candidates will have significant archaeological fieldwork experience. In teaching, our new colleague would employ the collection of the Wilcox Classical Museum (www.wilcox.ku.edu), which relies on the archaeology faculty in the Department of Classics for its curatorship.

The Classics Department maintains an excellent undergraduate program and one of the top MA programs in the country. Classics enjoys close collaborative relationships with the University of Kansas departments of Anthropology; Art History; History; the Humanities Program; Jewish Studies; Museum Studies; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Theater and Film. The successful candidate will offer courses in the archaeological theory, methods, and history of Classical Archaeology (Greek and Roman periods); Greek Art and Architectural History; and Greek Civilization at the undergraduate and MA levels.  We welcome candidates who are interested in developing courses in various formats: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.  The University is interested in candidates whose scholarship focuses on culturally responsive approaches that are conscious of diversity and equity perspectives.  The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Required Qualifications:

  1. PhD (or ABD status with the defense completed) in Classical Archaeology or an allied field, with ancient Greece as their field of expertise, by the start date of the appointment;
  2. Demonstrated ability to teach courses in Greek Archaeology and Art;
  3. Research focus on the results of archaeological fieldwork (excavation, survey, or digital archaeology), settlement or landscape archaeology, art history, architectural history, gender and visual studies, or museum studies;
  4. Evidence of engagement with ancient Greek material culture broadly conceived; and
  5. Evidence of dedication to high-quality teaching and research.

For a complete announcement, or to apply online, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/13340BR

A complete on-line application includes the following materials: letter of application, CV, the contact information for three references, and a scholarly writing sample. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three letters of recommendation that evaluate scholarly potential/achievement and teaching sent to classics@ku.edu

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.

Initial review of applications begins January 18th, 2019 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Inquiries can be directed to Phil Stinson, Dept. of Classics, E-mail: pstinson@ku.edu.

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Course Load 
3-3
Placement Year 

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