Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Classical Archaeology

Massachusetts, United States
17 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Classics/Classical Archaeology

Position Description

The Department of the Classics seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Classical Archaeology. Preference will be given to candidates who set material culture within the broader socio-economic and cultural context of the Greco-Roman world writ large. Significant experience in archaeological fieldwork is desirable. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be expected to participate fully in the activities of the Department of the Classics, the Harvard Art Museums, and the broader archaeological community at Harvard.


assistant, associate, faculty, instructor, tenure track
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Classics, classical archaeology, archaeological fieldwork

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in Classical Archaeology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstration of a strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9144). Review of applications will begin on Thursday, August 29, 2019, and candidates who are able to apply by then are encouraged to do so, although to accommodate schedules over the summer, the final deadline is not until Thursday, September 5, 2019.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy, and outlining past, current, and anticipated efforts to encourage diversity and inclusion)
  4. Research statement
  5. Names and contact information of 3–5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the primary advisor for the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral projects.
  6. Writing sample of approximately 25 pages double-spaced.

Contact Information

Professor Kathleen M. Coleman, Chair, Search Committee, Department of the Classics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email


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