Assistant Professor in Environmental History of Antiquity

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Job: Assistant Professor in Environmental History of Antiquity

Tufts University Department of Classical Studies

Medford, Massachusetts


The Department of Classical Studies at Tufts University seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Environmental History of Antiquity (3000 BC – 800 CE) across Western Eurasia and North Africa. This appointment calls for interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and teaching that bridges Classical and Environmental Studies. The successful candidate could teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses (two courses per semester during the academic year) in a combination of the following areas: Latin and Greek, Classical/Old World Archaeology, and Ancient History, suited to the faculty member’s interests and expertise, as well as one required course each year in the Environmental Studies Program.

This position is part of a new multi-year cluster hire program at Tufts University entitled Creating the Community of Tufts Scholars (CCTS). The first cluster focuses on the broad theme of climate.  Each theme of CCTS will also increase the number and impact of faculty across the University whose work centers race, equity, and disadvantaged communities in the US and/or globally.  As part of the cluster, CCTS faculty will be able to take advantage of comprehensive faculty, professional, and community development resources as well as other forms of support.


Basic qualifications: PhD or enrolled in PhD equivalent international degree-granting program in Classics or a related discipline (Ancient History, Archaeology, etc.) at the time of application. It is assumed that applicants will demonstrate evidence of the capacity to conduct research and teaching in environmental studies in their research and training.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. with all basic qualifications outlined above by date of hire.

Application Instructions

Application requirements: Applications should include the following required documents which should be directly uploaded to Interfolio by recommenders. All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at .

· Curriculum Vitae

· Cover Letter

· Statement of Research

· Teaching philosophy including evidence of the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence

· Teaching Evaluations and representative syllabus (if available)

· Three Confidential Letters of Reference

· Writing Sample (Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work, c. 10,000 words)

For any questions about the position, please contact Review of applications will start on December 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

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James Rice

Professor, History at Tufts University

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