Archaeology Recruitment Begins

September 17, 2008

The Department is pleased to announce that it has received permission to hire a new faculty member in Greek and/or Roman archaeology and material culture effective July 2009. The position is at open rank, so both untenured and tenured candidates will be welcome. This search reflects the Department's continued commitment to teaching and research in archaeology and to collaboration with other campus programs related to the ancient world The official advertisement is quoted below.


The Department of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley has been authorized to fill a position in Greek and/or Roman Archaeology beginning July 1, 2009 at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. PhD or equivalent by July 1, 2009 preferred.  We are seeking candidates with a specialization in Greek and/or Roman archaeology and material culture (broadly understood). We hope by this appointment to enhance the overall range of our expertise and methodologies in archaeology, and we are particularly interested in candidates who work in one or more of the following areas: architecture, colonization, cultural contact, ethnicity, gender, religion, settlement, technology, trade, urbanism. Candidates must be competent in classical Latin and Greek and be prepared to contribute to the graduate programs in Classics, the Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA), Near Eastern Studies, and History of Art, as appropriate.

Postmark deadline for application is November 14, 2008. Applications should be sent to Professor Mark Griffith, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Classics, 7233 Dwinelle Hall #2520, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2520 (FAX 510-643-2959). Applicants for assistant professor position, please send CV, a writing sample of approximately 25 pages and full dossier; applicants for associate and full professor position, please send CV, a writing sample of approximately 25 pages and the names and current addresses of at least three referees. We will be conducting preliminary interviews for the position at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association/ Archaeological Institute of America (APA/AIA) in Philadelphia, PA, January 8-11, 2009.

Inquiries about this position may be addressed to Professor Griffith at or 510-642-3147.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.