One-Year Ancient History Position at the University of North Dakota

Since I’ll be on sabbatical next year, our dean has approved a one-year replacement position. These positions are always a challenging for a new hire as they have to get accustomed to new group of students, a new place, and new colleagues. We’ve done what we could to make this kind of position appealing. It has a 2-2 teaching load with only 3 preparations for the year. 

So, please spread the word. We don’t always have the most robust slate of candidates, but I can vouch for the collegial atmosphere of my department, the welcoming nature of the community, and the opportunity to live and work on a campus and in a state that is undergoing some rather remarkable transformations right now.

Please circulate the job ad as far and wide as you like. Here’s a link to the official advertisement.  


History Assistant Professor Position

The University of North Dakota, Department of History, invites applicants for one-year, non-renewable, assistant professor in the field of Ancient History. The successful candidate will teach two classes per semester including the first half of the department’s Western Civilization survey and upper level courses in the history of Greece and the history of Rome.

A completed Ph.D. in history or related field is preferred but ABDs will be considered.

Send an application PDF that contains a letter of application, vita or dossier, a statement of not more than two single-spaced pages describing teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching ability (if available), and copies of graduate transcripts to The application also requires three letters of reference that can be sent electronically to the same address or that can be mailed to: Chair, Ancient History Search Committee, Department of History, University of North Dakota, O’Kelly Hall Room 208, 221 Centennial Drive Stop 8096, Grand Forks, ND, 58202-8096. Deadline for ensuring full consideration is March 15, 2014.

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of North Dakota encourages applications from women and minorities. The University of North Dakota determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify System. North Dakota veterans’ preference does not apply to this position.

This position is not subject to a criminal history background check.

The University of North Dakota complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about UND campus security and crime statistics can be found at

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