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The Department of History at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month service), tenure-track assistant professor to teach and engage in research on the Ancient Mediterranean World, starting in September 2023. We welcome applicants in any area of research involving the Ancient Mediterranean World, including but not limited to the period between ca. 1000 BC and 500 CE. The successful candidate will develop introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses and will have the opportunity to guide graduate student research. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The successful applicant will join a History Department whose faculty share a deep commitment not only to outstanding scholarship but also to rigorous, innovative classroom instruction and public-facing projects. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with scholars of the Ancient World based in other departments and programs at the University of Washington, including Classics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Philosophy, and Comparative Religion. The successful applicant will offer courses in both Greek and Roman history or fold this material into courses envisioned in other frameworks. The successful applicant will also be expected to propose and teach courses that will contribute to one or more thematic concentrations in the department’s undergraduate curriculum: Empire and Colonialism; Religion and Society; Race, Gender, and Power; and War and Society.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in History, Classics, or a related field, or foreign equivalent, by the start date. Applicants must demonstrate a strong record of research and training related to the Ancient Mediterranean World and should possess advanced-level competency in the ancient language or languages required for their research, as well as competency in the modern language(s) that are most appropriately tied to their research.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio at cover letter (outlining research agenda as well as undergraduate and graduate teaching interests); curriculum vitae; teaching statement on pedagogical methods and goals; diversity statement that explains their approach to equity and inclusion in teaching and mentorship; two sample syllabi; and a writing sample, such as a journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter. Please be prepared to submit three letters of recommendation via Interfolio upon request. As the search unfolds, we may request additional materials related to your teaching and research. Review of applications begins October 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Joel Walker, chair of the search committee, at if you have any questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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