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Assistant Professor in Roman Archaeology

Competition No. - A107348760

Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

The Department of History, Classics, and Religion at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Roman Archaeology with a starting date of July 1, 2023.

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent in Classical Archaeology or a related discipline, with a primary focus on the material culture of the Roman world, in any region and any period between the Early Iron Age and Late Antiquity. ABD applicants with a strong expectation of completing the PhD before July 1, 2023, may also be considered.

Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in research and teaching. Responsibilities for the position include maintaining an active research program, teaching at all levels in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and graduate student supervision. The regular teaching load is four courses per year, and the ability to teach broadly in Classics is a requirement for the position. Fieldwork experience is required, and applicants should demonstrate the potential to develop and direct an archaeological field school. Familiarity with current developments in archaeological theory and practice is expected, along with proficiency in languages, ancient and modern, as relevant to the applicant's research area. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong interdisciplinary outlook who can contribute to our undergraduate Certificate in Archaeology (offered jointly with the Department of Anthropology).

Founded in 1908, the University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research universities. Classics was one of the founding disciplines at the university, and the department has a distinguished record of over fifty years of excellence in archaeological research. The department is home to the W.G. Hardy Collection of Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Antiquities, and our faculty and students have conducted site excavations in Italy, Greece, and Tunisia. The department runs regular spring/summer field schools and offers MA and PhD degrees in Classical Archaeology. For more information on the department visit

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Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed at

Application Materials

Apply online by submitting the following files:

  • cover letter, including the names/titles of three referees (note that we are not requesting letters of reference in the initial application)
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement that outlines the applicant’s main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”)
  • writing sample (submit under “List of Publications”)
  • teaching dossier with a brief teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) for courses you have taught or would like to teach (submit as an attachment under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests”).

Citizenship: To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

All applications can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Ryan Dunch, Chair, Department of History, Classics, and Religion, via

Review of applications will start on 15 November, 2022. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Business Address:

Department of History & Classics

2-25 HM Tory Building

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada T6G 2H4

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.