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Cluster Positions

Four tenure-track assistant professorships were made available for the cluster on “The Mediterranean Perspective on Global History and Culture.” The cluster brings together scholars from the arts, humanities, and social sciences who focus on the Mediterranean as a dynamic arena of cultural, religious, social, and political exchange. Positions in History of Art, the Frankel Center, and Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) have been filled. A search for Classical Studies will be conducted in 2014-2015. For more information please see description below.

Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Studies

The Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan has been authorized to fill a tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2015 at the level of Assistant Professor.  This is a university year appointment.

The area within Classical Studies is open, although we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Aegean Prehistory, Classical Reception or Ancient Science. Preference will be given to candidates who do not duplicate existing strengths. This position is part of a new University cluster on “The Mediterranean Perspective on Global History and Culture” devoted to studying the Mediterranean as a dynamic area of cultural, religious, social and political exchange ( and involving Classical Studies, History of Art, Judaic Studies, and Romance Languages and Literatures. The candidate must be interested in wide-ranging cross-disciplinary approaches to networks of cultural interaction across the Mediterranean, and will participate in Mediterranean-based curricula and programs both within their own departments and interdepartmentally, including a collaborative undergraduate course on interdisciplinary approaches to the Mediterranean.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent by date of appointment.

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any) and article or chapter-length writing sample to by November 15, 2014. Applicants should instruct their recommenders to send three letters of reference directly to the same address.   

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.