Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Research Position in the Material Culture of the Ancient Mediterranean at the University of Michigan — Deadline June 20, 2015

Postdoctoral Research Position in the Material Culture of the Ancient Mediterranean
University of Michigan

The Ancient World Project (Teaching and Learning for the Third Century: Changing the Way We Teach the Ancient World; https://www.lrc.lsa.umich.edu/eliav/kelsey/about/) in collaboration with the Department of Near Eastern Studies is seeking candidates for a 1-year postdoctoral position, renewable (although not guaranteed) for a second year, to begin September 1, 2015.

We are looking for people with broad graduate training in the archaeology and/or history of the eastern Mediterranean regions and their physical environment, with preference (although not a requirement) to the Graeco-Roman eras, and with some knowledge of the Jewish and/or Christian realms. They must also be comfortable and capable in researching ancient artifacts and writing about them. A PhD degree is required prior to appointment. The successful candidate will work on his/her own project for a minimum of 20 hours per week, and an additional 20 hours will be devoted to work for the Ancient World Project under the guidance and supervision of one of its senior members.

Salary for this position is $50,000 for a 12-month appointment. The position also includes a full benefits package, $2,000 research allowance, and up to $3,500 in moving costs.

Only online applications will be accepted. To apply and upload your material, go to http://tinyurl.com/q4wp54u. You will need (1) a cover letter stating your interest in coming to the University of Michigan, and explaining your expertise and abilities to contribute to the Ancient World Project; (2) CV; (3) a 1-2 page personal research proposal for the year with detailed stages and timeline; (4) a writing sample, either a published or forthcoming article, or a chapter from a dissertation; (5) emails of two recommenders who will be asked to upload their letter separately.

Review of applications will begin immediately after June 20th and will continue until a hire is made. Please refer all questions to the project’s director, Professor Yaron Eliav (yzeliav@umich.edu).