Assistant Professor, Classical Art History and Archaeology

Thursday, November 15, 2012


St. Louis , MO
United States
38° 37' 37.9992" N, 90° 11' 52.0008" W
Missouri US


The Department of Art History and Archaeology, in the School of Arts & Sciences, with a lively undergraduate program and a well-established MA and PhD program, seeks a dynamic scholar to fill a full-time, tenure-track position starting July 1, 2013 in the area of Greek and/or Roman art history and archaeology. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in the History of Art (or a closely related discipline) and teaching experience; evidence of an ambitious research program is expected. She or he will teach two courses a semester at all levels, ranging from freshman introductory level courses to small seminars for graduate students and advanced majors, and will advise students in the Department, as well as serve the programs of Arts & Sciences more broadly.

Other duties  include university service, conducting research, and writing scholarly publications.  Opportunities for collaborations with local institutions (e.g., The Saint Louis Art Museum) as well as the world-class Wulfing coin collection at Washington University, offer unique research possibilities. Desirable secondary research or teaching fields include, but are not limited to, numismatics, Egyptology, and history of architecture. Washington University, a premier research university, offers excellent opportunities for intellectual and curricular collaboration with programs in Classics, Anthropology/Archaeology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Consideration of applications begins promptly on November 15, 2012. Interviews will be held at AIA meetings in Seattle in January; no interviews will be held at CAA meetings in New York.

To apply, go to and look up job posting #24424. Required materials include a letter of application, CV, writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation, and when possible, evidence of excellence in teaching, all of which may be uploaded to the website.

Alternately, a hard copy of the materials may be sent to

Prof. Elizabeth Childs, Chair
Department of Art History and Archaeology
Campus Box 1189
One Brookings Drive
Washington University
St Louis, MO 63130-4899.

Washington University is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and minorities. Employment eligibility verification requested upon hire. Required qualification: Completed Ph.D. and some teaching experience required. Salary range: Commensurate with experience.

Institution or Company offering position: 
Washington University in St. Louis
Contact Name: 
Elizabeth Childs