Lecturer 1

Institution Name 
University of Pittsburgh
Position Rank 
Lecturer
Area of Specialty 
Mediterranean Art and Archaeology
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
February 28, 2022
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

The Department of Classics at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a Lecturer 1 position in Mediterranean Art and Archaeology. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2022, for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal. The teaching load is six 3-credit courses in a two-term academic year (three courses in the fall term, three courses in the spring term). The PhD is required at the time of appointment. We welcome candidates who approach the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome as part of a multicultural and interconnected ancient Mediterranean. The department seeks a candidate who teaches and conducts research in Greek and Roman art and architectural history, archaeological theory and methods, material culture, and whose interests preferably include one or more of the following:

  • race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, and other forms of social and cultural difference;
  • migration, mobility, and diaspora studies;
  • inequality, poverty, and enslavement;
  • art, architecture, and urbanism
  • the history of classical archaeology and ethics of collection and of cultural heritage management.

The candidate is expected to teach regular offerings in the curriculum such as Introduction to Mediterranean Archaeology, and to serve as mentor for students pursuing the department’s minor in Mediterranean Art and Archaeology. The department seeks applicants who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have a strong commitment to Classics as a meaningful field of study in the modern world that can engage and challenge students of all backgrounds in the twenty-first century. As a member of the Pitt Classics Department the successful candidate will be expected to think and act creatively in integrating teaching, mentoring and scholarship with promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom and throughout the University community. For additional information about the department please visit http://www.classics.pitt.edu.

Candidates should submit, via Talent Center, a letter of application, CV, two sample course syllabi, a statement about how their teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (no letters are needed at the initial stage of the search). Questions may be directed to the Department chair Christian Wildberg (chw168@pitt.edu) or Victoria Donahoe, Faculty Actions and Recruitment Coordinator (421-383-0680, vjd8@pitt.edu.) The position is open until filled, and a review of applications will begin immediately.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Course Load 
6-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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