Assistant Professor, Roman Material Culture

Institution Name 
University of Alberta
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 25, 2019

Faculty of Arts - History And Classics

Competition No.  -    A110540335
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of History & Classics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Roman Material Culture with a starting date of July 1, 2020.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Classical or Mediterranean Archaeology or a related discipline, with a primary focus on the Material Culture of the Roman world, in any period between the Early Iron Age and Late Antiquity. ABD applicants with a strong expectation of completing the PhD before July 1, 2020, will also be considered.

Applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential for teaching and research. Responsibilities for the position will include maintaining an active research program, teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, and graduate student supervision. The ability to teach broadly in Classics is a requirement for the position. Fieldwork experience is required, and applicants should have the potential to organize and direct an archaeological field school. Applicants working in any part of the Roman world are welcome to apply.  Familiarity with current developments in archaeological theory and practice and proficiency in languages, ancient and modern, as relevant to the applicant's research area are expected. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong interdisciplinary outlook who can contribute to our new undergraduate Certificate in Archaeology (offered jointly with the Department of Anthropology).

The Department of History and Classics has a long record of over fifty years of excellence in archaeological research. In recent decades, faculty and students from the department have conducted site excavations in Italy, Greece, and Tunisia. The Department runs regular spring/summer field schools and offers MA and PhD degrees in Classical Archaeology ( For more information on the department visit

The University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research universities. With a metropolitan area population of approximately one million people, Edmonton is home to numerous arts and music festivals and boasts the largest system of urban parkland in North America. Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit and

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed at

Apply online by submitting the following files:

  • cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below)
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement that outlines the applicant’s main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”)
  • writing sample (submit under “List of Publications”)
  • teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")

Applicants are further expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference via email to <>. Please enter “Reference Letter – Roman Material Culture" in the subject line.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application at the bottom of your cover letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application at the bottom of the cover letter.

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Ryan Dunch, Chair, Department of History & Classics.

Review of applications will start on 25 November, 2019. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Business Address:

Department of History & Classics
2-28 HM Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2H4

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diberse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applicants from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visibile minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the futher diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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