Three Year Limited Appointment, Greek Archaeology

Institution Name 
University of Victoria
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
GreekArchaeology
Additional Desirable Specialties 
ClassicalArchaeology
ClassicalArtHistory
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
December 1, 2020
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria (http://web.uvic.ca/grs) invites applications from talented scholars for a Limited Term Position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2021 and concluding June 30, 2024. Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in ancient Greek archaeology.  

The position requires active, high quality scholarship in Greek archaeology demonstrated by an established research program; the successful candidate will have a strong research pipeline including research targeted to high quality journals.  The Department requires a candidate with a demonstrated record of securing external research funding. The position also requires active fieldwork and leadership roles in archaeological excavation, and the Department is particularly interested in a colleague who is engaged with the broader role of archaeology in cultural contexts. 

The Department requires experience teaching courses in Greek art and archaeology, and particularly the ability to teach courses on the city of Athens, early Greece, and cultural contact in the ancient Mediterranean.  The successful candidate will be expected to supervise undergraduate Honours theses.  In addition, the position requires the ability or experience to participate in the Department’s graduate program by teaching a graduate level survey in Greek archaeology and the supervision of graduate students. 

Furthermore, engagement with issues of multiculturalism, diversity, class, gender, or imperialism and colonialism in Greek archaeology will be considered assets. Other assets for the position include experience leading or assisting in organizing studies abroad such as GRS 395: Classical Studies Abroad and/or GRS 495: Practicum in Archaeology and the ability to teach ancient Greek.  

The position also requires engagement with the activities of the Department including willingness to serve on appropriate committees, professionalism and collegiality, and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an academic unit.  Additional assets would include the ability to serve as a role model and/or mentor for students and a track record addressing equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Please send by e-mail a completed application package including a cover letter which addresses the full scope of the job requirements, along with your curriculum vitae, appropriate evidence of scholarship and research (two to five representative research publications and work in progress) and evidence of teaching skills which includes evidence of the ability to teach to a diverse student body with a range of perspectives, experiences and cultures and cultural sensitivity (a teaching dossier including statements, syllabi, evaluation data).  In addition, please provide three confidential letters of reference addressing research, teaching and service strengths.  

For full consideration, all materials must be submitted by December 1, 2020 to Dr. Ingrid Holmberg, Chair, at grschair@uvic.ca:

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Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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