Ancient Greek Material Culture

Institution Name 
University of British Columbia
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
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Application Deadline 
September 30, 2019
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 Assistant Professor: Ancient Greek Material Culture

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in ancient Greek material culture to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong, ongoing commitment to research and teaching excellence. Any research focus within the material culture of the Greek world from the Neolithic through Hellenistic periods will be considered. We especially welcome candidates who complement the existing interdisciplinary strengths of the Department and who engage with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches (e.g., digital, post-colonial, scientific) in their research and teaching.
The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in a relevant field prior to taking up the position, and will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program leading to peer-reviewed publications. We are looking for a candidate committed to innovative teaching at a large, highly diverse public institution. The position entails a teaching load of 4 courses per year (12 credits) and the successful candidate will be required to teach Greek archaeology and art at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The ability to teach ancient Greek would be an asset. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide mentoring and research training for undergraduate and graduate students and actively participate in departmental service, events, and initiatives.
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies has a long tradition of leadership in ancient material culture and currently supports active field work in the Mediterranean, Europe and the Near East. We would particularly welcome candidates who can engage with resources and collections within the Department and through the Laboratory of Archaeology and Museum of Anthropology. More about the programs, resources, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS can be accessed at:
Applications are to be submitted online through the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies’ Internal Resources website at: ( Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a one- to two-page description of current and future research plans, a one- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and one writing sample (20-30 pages).
Shortlisted applicants will be asked for evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence (including but not limited to student evaluations and/or peer assessments, one graduate course syllabus and one undergraduate course syllabus) and to arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees.
Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of CNERS at
The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 30, 2019.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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