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The Department of Classics, Archaeology, and Religion (CAR) at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ancient Mediterranean Religions. We seek candidates with a broad knowledge of the religions of the Ancient Mediterranean and a research specialization in Christianity or Judaism from the Hellenistic period through Late Antiquity. Undergraduate teaching competence in New Testament and Hebrew Bible courses that adopt a cultural approach is expected and an ability to teach early or medieval Islam is desired. We strongly encourage those whose work is informed by methods and theories in the academic study of religion to apply.

CAR offers the undergraduate BA degree in both Ancient Mediterranean Studies (which includes courses in Ancient Greek and Latin) and Religious Studies, and the graduate MA and PhD degrees in Ancient Mediterranean Studies (in Archaeology, Classical Languages, or Classical Arts and Humanities). The normal teaching load includes two courses per semester and close work with both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to courses in their area of expertise, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of introductory undergraduate courses, including Intro to Religion, Religion and Culture, and/or Global Religions, as well as upper-level courses that connect to the literature, history, and archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean.

A doctorate completed by time of appointment is required.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Degree focus
  • Relevant language competencies
  • Demonstrated strengths in material culture
  • Teaching experience
  • Research agenda
Application Materials

Please apply online at: (Job ID# 44450). Applicants should use the online application system and be prepared to provide a cover letter, which includes descriptions of their research and teaching experiences as well as their experiences and goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. ABDs and recent PhDs (degree conferred 2020 or later) should also include unofficial transcripts.

Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Dennis Trout (, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process.

Review of Applications will begin on December 2.

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