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Assistant Professor (Ancient History)

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School of Languages & Linguistics-SIUC


College of Liberal Arts-SIUC

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Position Summary:

We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 2024. We seek a broadly trained faculty member with teaching and research expertise in Ancient Rome or late antiquity, with a secondary preference in digital humanities, non-European antiquity, or transcultural approaches to the history of Rome and/or late antiquity. This position is a continuing, tenure-track, 9-month appointment to start August 16, 2024. Tenure will be housed in either the School of History and Philosophy or the School of Languages & Linguistics (home of our Classics program).

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will contribute to the History and Classics programs. Teaching is primarily at the undergraduate level but may also include graduate courses. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach general education courses in World History and Roman Civilization; share in teaching graduate courses in History; and teach topics courses for Classics and History in the candidate’s areas of interest. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication appropriate to the discipline, support student research, advise and mentor students, and engage in appropriate service activities. The typical teaching load for untenured TT faculty is two courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Classics, History, or a closely related field. ABD applicants will be considered if all requirements for the PhD will be completed by August 15, 2024. If all requirements are not completed by August 15, 2024, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered under University policy (

Ability to teach a variety of related college-level teaching courses effectively. Ability to develop a robust research agenda.

Required Documents: Cover letter addressing teaching, research, and fit for position; curriculum vitae; writing sample; copy of graduate transcript; three letters of reference. Those selected for interviews will be expected to submit a teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and a set or sets of course evaluations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience and/or skill in one or more of our secondary preferences: digital humanities, non-European antiquity, or transcultural approaches to the history of Rome and/or late antiquity.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other, Transcripts


David Johnson

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Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other, Transcripts

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.