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The Department of Classics, Archaeology, and Religion at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Mediterranean Archaeology to begin Fall of academic year 2024-25. In addition to actively researching and publishing, the candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate courses (typically four [4] courses per academic year), mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and provide service to the department and the broader university community.

We seek candidates whose research focuses on the evolution of landscapes and human-environment interaction in the wider Mediterranean basin (including West Asia and North Africa) in any period between the Bronze Age and Late Antiquity. Preference will be given to candidates with active fieldwork projects and a clear program of research that can complement existing strengths and attract external grants. We strongly encourage those whose work is informed by geospatial analysis, computational methods, and/or remote sensing in archaeology 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 successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in archaeological science and methods, topical courses in their area of specialization, as well as general courses in the field of Mediterranean archaeology that can both sustain and diversify the AMS curriculum at all levels.

A doctorate completed by Aug 15, 2024, is required. Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Research agenda with demonstrated strength in landscape and/or environmental archaeology
  • Grant-writing experience and/or potential
  • Language competencies relevant to research area
  • Teaching experience and/or potential
  • Potential for significant contribution to the mission of a public research university.

Please apply online at (Job Opening ID 48477). We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Review of applications begins October 23, 2023.

For questions regarding this position, please email the chair of the search committee, Marcello Mogetta (

Application Materials

Applicants should use the online application system and be prepared to provide a cover letter (which should include descriptions of their research and teaching experiences and plans), a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Additional supporting materials might be requested from shortlisted candidates. ABDs and recent PhDs (degree conferred 2021 or later) should also arrange for unofficial transcripts to be sent.

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