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The Department of History at The University of Memphis, a Carnegie R1 institution, announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Ancient Mediterranean World beginning in August 2023. Parameters range from the Bronze Age to Imperial Rome and include a vast geographic sense of the sea, with a preference for a non-Egyptian focus. The teaching load for this position is 2 courses per semester.

The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate surveys about premodern World History and the Greek and Roman worlds and offer graduate training that complements existing strengths in Egyptology. Successful candidates should demonstrate commitment to innovative and effective teaching. Ph.D. required by time of appointment.

Initial review of applications will begin after November 11, 2022, and may continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually November 28 to December 1, 2022.

Application Materials

The application process is online at

All applicants will be expected to have at hand, ready for immediate upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing sample of no more than 30 pages (Use “Other Document 1”)
  • Academic transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabus
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Memphis, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, is a metropolitan research institution that offers competitive pay and benefits.

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