Assistant / Associate / Professor in Classical Archaeology

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
22 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Full Time


Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of the Classics

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 ( 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. 

Timetable to Appointment: It is anticipated that two rounds of interviews will be conducted by video-conference October 15–26 and finalists’ campus visits will take place November 4–21. 

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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

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