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Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology

Dickinson College, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Dec 23, 2021

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The Departments of Anthropology and Archaeology and Classical Studies at Dickinson College invite applications for a tenure track position in classical archaeology. We seek a classical archaeologist with teaching and active field research specialization in the archaeology of the Mediterranean region, time period open. 

The teaching load is five courses per year. In rotation with other department faculty, the ideal candidate will teach required courses in the archaeology major, including: Archaeology and World Prehistory, Archaeological Methods, Archaeological Theory and Interpretation, and a senior undergraduate archaeology seminar. Other courses will be in the candidate’s areas of specialization that contribute to both archaeology and classical studies as well as college initiatives related to sustainability, diversity, civic engagement, and global education. We are particularly interested in candidates who are associated with an active archaeological excavation program and who will involve undergraduate students in field and lab research. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Please apply to with a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references by November 20, 2021. Questions may be directed to Dr. Karen Weinstein, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013 via

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students.  It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. 


Dickinson College is a private liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1773 as Carlisle Grammar School, Dickinson was chartered September 9, 1783, six days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded after the formation of the United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and named "John and Mary's College" in honor of John Dickinson, a signer of the Constitution who was later the governor of Pennsylvania, and his wife Mary Norris Dickinson. They donated much of their extensive personal libraries to the new college.

In addition to offering either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in 22 disciplinary majors and 20 interdisciplinary majors, Dickinson offers an engineering option through its 3:2 program, which consists of three years at Dickinson and two years at an engineering school of Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or Case Western Reserve University. Upon successful completion of both portions of the program, students receive the B.S. degree from Dickinson in their chosen field and the B.S. in engineering from the engineering school.

The Dickinson School of Law is located adjacent to the college campus and was founded in 1834 as its law department. It received an independent charter in 1890 and ended all affiliation with the college in 1917. In 2000, the law school merged with the Pennsylvania State University.

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