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The Department of Classical Studies at Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology, beginning in August 2024, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department is seeking a candidate with a specialization in the material culture of the ancient Greek or Roman worlds, broadly defined. Preference will be given to candidates whose research or research trajectory is based in archaeological fieldwork firsthand or in analyses or presentation of archaeological material. Interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching are especially welcome. The ideal candidate will be able to create or identify opportunities for student participation in archaeological projects, whether in the field or in museums or laboratories; or other summer experiential learning opportunities; or in some aspect of digital humanities.

Ph.D. as of August 2024 required. A diversity of specialties accepted (e.g. Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Geography, History), provided that the candidate has the requisite training or skills to teach courses suitable to the curricular needs of the department, i.e. Greek and Roman worlds broadly defined. Demonstrated teaching ability and enthusiasm for teaching a variety of courses at a highly selective undergraduate institution are essential. Ability to teach Latin or Greek is preferable, but not required.

Teaching responsibilities will include a general education introduction to Classical archaeology course; another lower-division general education course, such as a history, culture, or mythology course; and upper-division courses in their area of specialization. Participation in the First-Year Experience and other courses in Pathways, the University’s interdisciplinary general education program, is expected. Annual teaching load is typically 3-2.

Classical Studies at Trinity is a vibrant department with six tenured / tenure-track faculty and strong connections with several other departments on campus, including Art History, Philosophy, and Religion. We encourage our students to pursue undergraduate research, often in collaboration with faculty, and we have been active participants in our university’s summer undergraduate research program. In addition, Trinity has just completed a major renovation project that has created appealing new spaces for the Classical Studies department and several other adjacent humanities departments.

Trinity University is a secular, independent, private institution and one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities. Trinity offers high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs to approximately 2400 undergraduate students from the U.S. and more than 45 foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a vibrant city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity, where our students learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. Additional information about the university and the city can be found on the Resource Guide to Trinity & San Antonio. For more information about our curriculum, see the following links for information about Trinity’s curriculum, including the First-Year Experience, experiential learning, and faculty-led study-abroad programs.

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Application Materials

To apply, go to this link, click on “Apply”, then select "Apply Manually.” Only complete fields with a red asterisk, which are required. In the “My Experience” section, you do NOT need to complete the “Work Experience,” “Education,” “Certifications,” or “Languages” fields.

In the “Application Documents” field, upload the following, each as a separate pdf file (note: a maximum of five (5) files can be uploaded):

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • A teaching portfolio, including (i) a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses the candidate’s teaching interests and abilities; (ii) sample syllabi; and (iii) teaching evaluations (if available)
  • A brief statement (no more than 2 pages) describing the candidate’s approach to diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, research, or other professional activities

In addition, please send three letters of recommendation via Interfolio to or direct your references to send their letter of recommendation directly to Letters of reference will be accepted until Nov 8.

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