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Tenure-Track Position in Classical Studies

Applications are invited for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2024. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated research interest in Greek archaeology. The successful applicant will participate in a department offering a full range of courses and programs in classical civilization, will propose and teach upper-level courses in their areas of expertise, and will share in the teaching of core courses in the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The successful candidate may also supervise undergraduate honors theses, MA theses, and Ph.D. projects, in the archaeology of ancient Greece or other areas of the ancient Mediterranean world.

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.

Competitive applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to research, teaching, and service, as well as a solid background in Greek archaeology. The ability to provide field opportunities for students is essential, which may include excavation, survey, museum experience, artefact studies, or other emerging approaches in archaeology. Experience and interest in teaching international destination courses is also desirable. Those who have interests in topics of contemporary historical concern – for example, race, ethnic & religious identities, gender, sexuality, slavery, social justice, empire, colonialism, migration, and global connections – are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand or be in the final stages of its completion, and have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.

The Department of Classical Studies is a vibrant department of nine full-time faculty members, a mix of well-established members and dynamic younger scholars. We have a rigorous and systematic curriculum with unique features that distinguish it from those of peer departments, the depth and breadth of the experiences we offer to students, our collegial community, and the well-placed and generous support the University offers the Department. For more information about the Department and its programs, please visit:

Application Materials
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
  • The position is subject to budgetary approval.
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
  • Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact
  • The closing date for applications is November 1, 2023.
  • We will be conducting initial interviews via Zoom in late November/early December.