Assistant Professor, tenure-track, ancient world


Department of Art and Archaeology
105 McCormick Hall Princeton University
8544 Princeton , NJ
United States
34° 53' 9.3516" N, 73° 7' 30" W
New Jersey US
Monday, November 1, 2010

The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the art history and archaeology of the ancient world. The position is conceived as a complement to Princeton's strengths in the areas of (mainland) Greece, the Roman and the Islamic worlds. Candidates will be considered who are specialists in the art and/or archaeology of Egypt, the Levant/Anatolia, Iraq/Iran, Central Asia, or the Gulf Region; expertise should lie chronologically between the 4th century BCE and the 6th century CE, i.e. between the death of Alexander and the end of the Sasanian empire. A scholarly focus on the diffusion of the Hellenistic koiné in its visual and material forms, and an interest in cultural inter-relations (responses, negotiations, resistances) between the Graeco-roman world and those ancient cultures that lay beyond the Mediterranean littoral, are considered priorities.

The successful candidate should be familiar with art-historical analysis and current archaeological techniques. Experience with fieldwork and involvement in ongoing archaeological research to engage students of the Department is encouraged.

Responsibilities will include teaching of classes on all undergraduate and graduate levels and the supervision of B.A. and Ph.D. theses. Applicants will be expected to engage actively in research and to interact with other members of the department as well as with other programs on campus (Classics, Hellenic Studies) and beyond. Ph.D. is expected by appointment start date.

Apply online at: with cover letter, CV and the name and contact information of three references. Application deadline is December 1 or until the position is filled.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.  

Institution or Company offering position: 
Princeton Unievrsity, Dept. of Art and Archaeology
Contact Name: 
Susan Lehre