Assistant Professor, General Faculty - Art and Archeology of the Roman World

Institution Name 
University of Virginia
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
RomanArchaeology
Additional Desirable Specialties 
ClassicalArchaeology
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
March 15, 2022
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes, if approved by Dean

The Department of Art at the University of Virginia seeks an Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology of the Roman World for a three-year appointment as an Assistant Professor on the general faculty to join a dynamic interdisciplinary cohort of scholars dedicated to the study of the ancient world. This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position.

This position involves a 2/2 teaching load (.67 FTE and benefit eligible) at the undergraduate level and includes mentorship of independent study and research projects, service to the Art Department, and involvement with the faculty and students of the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program. The successful applicant will be prepared to teach core offerings such as Roman Art and Archaeology and Introduction to Classical Archaeology as well as courses oriented to new perspectives on the art and material culture of the past, especially those that center questions of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

A PhD in the History of Art or other appropriate field is required for this position. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and the ability to mentor undergraduate students at all levels. Preference will be given to candidates  who demonstrate a strong commitment to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in their teaching and mentorship. At least one year of college-level teaching experience, beyond a graduate assistantship, is preferred. Archaeological fieldwork experience and ongoing engagement with the field that informs the candidate’s teaching is also welcome.

Review of applications begins on March 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

The anticipated start date is August 25, 2022.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition #R0033112, complete the application, and attach the following:

  • Cover letter of interest describing teaching experience, research profile, as well as experience working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your research and/or teaching.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • 2 sample course syllabi
  • Contact information for three references

*** Please note that ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box, and you can combine documents into one PDF. ***

**Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions about this position should be directed to Tyler Jo Smith at tjs6e@virginia.edu. Questions about the application process should be directed to Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.

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Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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