Assistant Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

The Department of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023.

We seek a teacher-scholar with a Ph.D. in Classics, Ancient History, Near Eastern Languages & Culture, or related fields. (Candidates in the final stages of completing degree requirements for a Ph.D. will be considered.) We seek a scholar with specialties in the archaeology and material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world, broadly defined but with the chronological parameters of c. 450 BCE – 700 CE. We seek candidates who focus on the human relationship to the environment, possibly including a specialty on ancient resources, technology, development, trade, or engineering. Candidates also must have the ability to teach ancient Greek or Latin up to the intermediate level. Candidates will demonstrate professional-level proficiency in research regarding the ancient world, emerging evidence of a strong body of scholarship, potential for growth in their field of specialization, and excellence in undergraduate teaching to a diverse student body. Candidates should expect to teach a range of courses that focus on history, art and archaeology, religion and mythology, and other aspects of ancient culture in the ancient Mediterranean. The normal teaching load for a tenure-track colleague is five courses per academic year.

We seek a teacher-scholar who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and high impact educational practices (writing intensive courses, interdisciplinary courses, global learning, etc.) that would appeal to a broad university audience. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. We invite candidates to explain how issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are brought into their teaching, scholarship, and/or service in their application materials.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly program, and a statement describing any experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted separately.

For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell’s career site ( Applications will only be accepted online. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who advance past the initial review of dossiers will be interviewed by video conferencing.

For any questions, please contact Kris Trego (, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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