Assistant Professor, Ancient World History

Institution Name 
Rutgers University-Camden
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
InterdisciplinaryStudies
DigitalHumanities
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 15, 2019

The History Department of Rutgers University-Camden seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor of Ancient World History (prior to 1000 A.D.), with a specialization in Africa, the Middle East, and/or the Mediterranean world, broadly defined. This position will contribute to the campus’s initiative to expand Global Studies. The area of specialty is open, but the successful applicant must also be able to teach survey courses in Greece and Rome. Ideal candidates will demonstrate effectiveness in teaching a diverse student body. Applicants with expertise in digital studies are also particularly encouraged to apply.  

Faculty appointment will begin in September 2020, and applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. Rutgers-Camden is part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The successful applicant will teach a 2/2 load, be held to standards for tenure and promotion that are uniform on all three Rutgers campuses, and enjoy full access to an AAU and R1 library. Rutgers-Camden is located ten minutes from Center City Philadelphia and offers easy access to additional rich scholarly and cultural resources in the region.

Please submit a letter of application addressed to search committee co-chairs Wayne Glasker and Wendy Woloson, along with C.V., three signed letters of recommendation, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and a brief statement on teaching philosophy. If the writing sample is part of a larger piece, please also send an abstract and a table of contents, and/or a statement of how the sample fits into the larger work. Application must be submitted using the Rutgers University portal at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/101848.

Please submit all materials by November 15, 2019. Consideration will begin immediately after; we will acknowledge all applications. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University and its departments seek to attract an active, culturally diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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