Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Studies



Job description

Bryn Mawr, PA

The Department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies and the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College seek an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Studies for the academic year 2019-2020 beginning August 1, 2019. The fellowship is renewable for a second year. This is a combined teaching and research fellowship, with the expectation that the fellow will teach two courses each year. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. (preferably in Classics or Archaeology) by the start date.

We seek a scholar with expertise in Roman history and archaeology, who can teach undergraduate courses on the ancient Mediterranean world and graduate seminars focused on the history and archaeology of the Roman world, making use of the primary texts in the original Latin and Greek. We are particularly interested in finding a scholar who has experience in relevant archaeological fieldwork and who addresses cultural interactions in the ancient Mediterranean world during the Roman period. At Bryn Mawr College, The Graduate Group includes the departments of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies and History of Art, which provides a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration and research and promotes a strong scholarly community among the graduate students in the three programs.

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,300 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To apply for this fellowship, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample by February 18, 2019, to the search committee via Interfolio at: In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the search committee via Interfolio. Applications received by February 18, 2019, will receive full consideration.

For more than 130 years, smart, strong women have come to Bryn Mawr College to seek an unparalleled education and meaningful opportunities to contribute to the world. That tradition continues and grows today. Bryn Mawr offers a university of academic opportunities in an intimate setting; a close, connected community that fosters lifelong connections; and the preparation women need to lead.