Assistant Professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean History (Kalamazoo College)
The Department of History at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Medieval or Early Modern Mediterranean history, to begin in September 2018. As the sole member of the department responsible for this period, the successful candidate will be expected to offer introductory and upper-division undergraduate courses on the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Islamic world or Colonial Latin America. These classes should reflect their specific expertise and the broader geographic and conceptual scope of the field. We also seek applicants willing and able to help reimagine the department’s current curriculum. We are especially interested in transnational approaches to Mediterranean history focusing on issues such as (but not limited to) ethnicity, migration, majority/minority relations, gender, and the interaction between the different religious and imperial entities of the region. The successful applicant will also teach within the College’s Shared Passages Program of first-year and sophomore seminars and senior capstone courses. The teaching load is six courses per year on a quarter system (2/2/2), with additional duties including directing senior theses and academic advising.
Ph.D. or evidence of imminent completion is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a promise of scholarly excellence.
Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 that supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations.
Completed applications received by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Upload cover letter, CV, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format below. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to HistorySearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line in the format lastname_firstname. Please send all inquiries to Dr. Joseph J. Bangura, Chair of the Search Committee.
Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply: http://www.kzoo.edu/search/index.php?dept=history/
Poste de post-doc – Université de Vienne
The University of Vienna seeks to fill the position from 01.10.2017 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies.Reference number: 7876
The advertised position is in the research field of Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology and offers unique opportunities for carrying out cross-disciplinary research.
Duration of employment: 6 year/s
Extent of Employment: 40.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
The position requires the active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves:
• Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
• Preparing/writing a habilitation thesis
• Involvement in research projects and active participation in fieldwork related to Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology
• Participation in the key research areas „Material Culture and History of Visual Culture Cultures and Media of the Visual”
• Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third party funding.
• Independent teaching of students as defined by the collective agreement
• Supervision of students during fieldwork
• Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
• PhD degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology (Classical or Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology).
• Research record, international presentation experience and publications in the field of Late antique and Early Christian Archaeology
• Field work experience
• Skills in material culture studies and in applying archaeo-science to field study and to material culture
• Excellent command of academic English
• The ability to work in team
Desirable additional qualifications:
• Teaching experience
• Knowledge of university processes and structures
• Experience abroad
• Spoken German is an advantage but not a requirement
The applications must be written in English and include:
• Letter of motivation (1 or 2 pages max)
• Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
• Description of research agenda or of the intended research project (2/3 pages max)
• Contact details of 3 scholars who could provide a letter of reference (the latter will be contacted only if the application is under closer consideration)
Applications should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 01.09.2017, mentioning reference number 7876.
For further information please contact Hamarneh, Basema +43-1-4277-40611.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 7876
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Research Associate – University of Manchester
Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester welcomes applicants for the position of Research Associate in Ancient Letter Collections to join a research project directed by Prof. Roy Gibson and Dr Andrew Morrison and funded from a major AHRC award (£0.5 million), to run for four years from December 2016.
The Research Associate is a pivotal role: the person appointed will be part of a team that co-authors two major books on ancient letter collections in Greek and Latin with Prof. Gibson and Dr Morrison. He/she will make a central contribution to field-creating research on ancient letter collections, and the project in turn will make a major contribution to the career development of the post-holder, since it offers opportunities both to participate in the construction of a major critical review, and to use and display powers of broader interpretation throughout an accompanying interpretative monograph.
Further particulars (and how to apply) are available via:
The closing date is 6 August 2016.
This post is attached to the four-year, AHRC-funded research project Ancient Letter Collections, coordinated at the University of Manchester by Prof. Gibson and Dr Morrison. The aim of the project is to establish Greco-Roman letter-collections up to around 500 C.E. definitively as a separate field of study. It seeks to establish:
• The number of surviving letter-collections in Greek and Latin (prose or verse), and
• Their conventions of manuscript arrangement; in order:
• To make it possible to properly examine how ancient letter-collections were ordered and read.
The project will result in two substantial books with a major press: i) a critical review of each of the c.70 surviving Greco-Roman letter collections before 500 C.E., and
ii) an accompanying synoptic interpretative monograph.
The Research Associate will have a substantial role in the co-authorship of both volumes alongside Prof. Gibson and Dr Morrison. More details on the project are available here:
Teaching Fellow in Late Roman History – University of Edinburgh
The Classics Subject Area seeks to appoint a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Late Roman History from 1 September 2016, for a period of 12 months. Applications are invited from scholars with research interests and teaching experience in later Roman and late antique history.
The appointment is a full time, fixed-term post.
Salary scale: £31,656 – £37,768 per annum
Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Friday 29th July 2016.
For more information see http://www.all-acad.com/Job/C1542945/Teaching-Fellow-in-Late-Roman-History/University-of-Edinburgh/Edinburgh-Scotland-United-Kingdom/