Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
Brandeis University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
RomanArchaeology
Additional Desirable Specialties 
ClassicalArchaeology
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
January 1, 2022

The Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a specialization in Roman Archaeology, to begin in Fall 2022 pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses on archaeology, art, and culture of the Ancient Mediterranean world and Latin at all levels. Research specialization is open but preference will be given to candidates whose interests complement those of Department Faculty and who demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship.

The Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University instructs undergraduates and administers the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies MA program.  A well-rounded candidate will be able to advise undergraduate majors at all levels of their studies, mentor seniors on independent projects covering a wide variety of topics, and serve as a mentor and advisor to graduate students working on Masters papers or theses. Our full-time teaching load is 4 courses per year (2 courses per semester). A Ph.D. in Classics, Classical Studies, Archaeology or related fields is required.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education.  The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1st, 2021 with a rolling deadline extending to January 1st 2022. Applications, submitted online through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20118, should include a cover letter describing teaching experience, areas of publication, and commitment to advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in your discipline and teaching; an up-to-date Resume or Curriculum Vitae; a one-page teaching statement directed towards building an inclusive classroom; and a one-page research statement. Please be prepared, upon the request of the committee, to provide a sample of scholarly writing (either a chapter or an article, ideally twenty pages in length) and three letters of recommendation.

We plan to conduct the first round of virtual interviews in early January via Zoom.

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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