Applications Open for Postdoctoral Fellow In Ancient Mediterranean Art History and Archaeology

The Department of Art History and Archaeology in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a specialist in ancient Mediterranean art history and archaeology for a postdoctoral teaching fellowship (January 1 to June 30, 2022). This is a one-semester, sabbatical replacement position. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses at the undergraduate level in the art, material culture, and/or architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world, potentially including but not limited to Greece, Etruria, and Rome. Duties will include teaching two courses and some service to the department. It is expected that the successful candidate will also participate in our lecture programs and workshops, interact with majors and graduate students in art history and archaeology, and engage with a broad community of scholars across campus. The fellow will also pursue his/her research agenda throughout the term of the fellowship. The fellow is encouraged to use the strong local museum collections at both the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Some teaching experience beyond the Teaching Assistant level, and scholarly publications are preferred.

Applications from candidates with research or teaching experience in trans-historical and cross-cultural topics are especially welcome.

To apply, please go to and create a profile on Interfolio.

Required materials include a letter of application, CV, sample syllabi, a writing sample, and two confidential letters of recommendation.

The required two confidential letters of recommendation (and any writing samples too large to be uploaded) should be emailed to or sent by mail to:

Prof. Elizabeth Childs
Chair, Department of Art History and Archaeology
Washington University in St. Louis
Kemper 210, Campus Box 1189
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Review of applications will begin on May 13, and continue until the position is filled. A short-list of candidates will be interviewed over Zoom. Some funds for conference travel and moving expenses are included, as are benefits of the university postdoctoral fellowship program.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

PhD in hand by mid-January 2022 is required