Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ancient History (Jan. 2019)

Job description

Washington & Lee University invites applications for a one-semester Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship in Ancient History. The fellow will teach two courses during W&L's twelve-week fall term (September-December 2019). Research specialty in ancient history is open. Scholars whose research and teaching include digital approaches or diverse perspectives on the ancient world are especially encouraged to apply. 

Candidates must have received their PhD by July 31, 2019. Scholars who have received their PhD within the past four years are eligible to apply. The fellowship will begin July 1, 2019. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 10, 2019 and will continue until an applicant is selected. To apply, please submit the following material:

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A sample of written work (no longer than 20 pages)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation 

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

About Washington and Lee University: Washington and Lee University is ranked among the top 10 national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report.  Located in Lexington, Virginia, the university includes approximately 1800 undergraduates in the College and the Williams School of Commerce, with an additional 300 in the W&L School of Law. Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. To learn more, please visit www.wlu.edu.

Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

PhD in Classics or Ancient History, awarded by July 31, 2019.   Research specialty in ancient history is open. We seek a dynamic teacher/scholar who is dedicated to diverse and inclusive teaching approaches and is enthusiastic about teaching ancient history. 

Application Instructions

Apply to the search committee online at Interfolio.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work (no longer than 20 pages), and 3 confidential letters of recommendation.  Please address to Rebecca Benefiel, Chair, Classics Department, Washington and Lee University. Initial review of applications will begin February 10, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 

 

 

 

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Posted: 1/9/2019
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