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Tenure Track History Positions

  • 1.  Tenure Track History Positions

    Posted 09-05-2018 09:36

    GMU is hiring two new TT positions for digital humanists - one in the ancient mediterranean/classics, one in modern German history. The classics position is more DH (and the one I'm on) so I posted the full advert below, but anyone who does modern Germany should also check out the postings on the GMU jobs website.  I'd love to see CLIR folks in the applications pool!

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital History of the Ancient Mediterranean

    The George Mason University Department of History and Art History invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital History of the Ancient Mediterranean (Bronze Age through Late Antiquity). The department is home to the award-winning Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and has highly ranked History PhD and Art History MA programs and a strong commitment to supporting faculty research. Faculty members have affiliations with programs across the university including African-American Studies, Islamic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, and Global Affairs. George Mason is a large public university located in the Washington DC suburbs with one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. We take seriously our mission to serve this population through programs in public and digital history and through our commitment to emphasizing the global connections that link different areas of historical study. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. 


    Candidates for this position will be expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda in the field of digital ancient history. Candidates will have a 2/2 teaching load, and will teach undergraduate courses on Greek and Roman history and in digital history, as well other undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of research interest. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the history major's concentration in digital history and should have a research interest in the digital humanities. This can include, but is not limited to, GIS and mapping, 3D modeling or VR/AR, computational text analysis, network analysis, digital collections, and digital archaeology. 

    We seek a scholar of the highest caliber who is committed to supporting the diversity of George Mason University's student population and the national and global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the historical profession, across race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis. 

    Required Qualifications:

    • Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2019

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Previous teaching experience in ancient history or digital history
    • Completed digital projects and/or scholarly publications

    For full consideration, applicants must apply at for position F6473Z; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a one-page statement in which the applicant describes how they will contribute to the university's mission and core values as a diverse public university. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Susie LeBlanc at Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Every applicant that applies by the full consideration date will be considered, including those that might require sponsorship for a visa.

    Jessica Otis
    Director Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
    George Mason University
    Fairfax VA