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Fairfield University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture specializing in ancient Greek Art and Archaeology with an emphasis in Greek sculpture. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in teaching within the field of Greek Art and Archaeology, and an ability to develop new courses serving an interdisciplinary Classical Studies Program. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester, with research and university service required for promotion and tenure. The appointment, pending final budget approval, will have a starting date of September 1, 2024.


Applicants are expected to have completed a PhD in Art History. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and the potential for developing an active research program in their area of specialization. A commitment to pedagogical innovation and demonstrated excellence in the classroom is required.

Additional Information:

The Art History & Visual Culture program offers a major and a minor and is one of six programs in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The interdisciplinary program in Classical Studies offers a minor and maintains a strong presence on campus through its faculty across the Departments of English, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies and the Visual and Performing Arts. Frequent guest lectures bring students and faculty together to form a vibrant intellectual community.

The Fairfield University Art Museum has an extensive historic plaster cast collection with particular strength in casts of ancient Greek sculpture, especially of the Classical period. The collection includes one of the largest number of casts of Parthenon sculpture in the New York City region. Some of these casts are unique among U.S. collections. Other resources on campus include a significant loan of Greek and Roman coins displayed in the museum, long-term loans of Greek and Roman art, as well as a study collection of Greek and Roman coins for students to handle. Faculty interest in curating museums exhibitions around their area of specialization is also welcomed. Fairfield’s location between New Haven and New York City creates numerous opportunities for study with exceptional collections in ancient Greek art and archaeology. Faculty-Student research collaborations are encouraged and supported. Fairfield University is a Cooperating Institution of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Fairfield University is a Jesuit and Catholic University that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world through broad intellectual inquiry, the pursuit of social justice, and cultivation of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. In its five schools, Fairfield has a student population of approximately 4700 undergraduates and 1300 graduate students. Fairfield and is nationally recognized for undergraduate teaching excellence. Located in the coastal town of Fairfield, Connecticut, the University's 200-acre campus is just one hour outside of New York City.

Application Materials

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, all materials must be submitted by November 1, 2023.

For full consideration, please click “…” and upload the following materials:

  • a letter of application outlining your qualifications for the position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • statement of research plan
  • scholarly writing sample (under 30 pages)
  • examples (2-3) of syllabi and teaching evaluations if available
  • unofficial graduate transcript
  • names and contact information of four people who will write letters of recommendation

Please Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents or submit additional documents to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.