October 26, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
The Department of Classics and the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Iowa are
pleased to announce a search for a joint-appointment in any aspect of Religion in the Ancient
Mediterranean (1st century c.e. to 9th c. c.e.) with a demonstrated interest in Digital Humanities.
The appointment will be a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level and will begin in
August 2011. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required, and teaching experience is preferred. Salary is dependent on candidate’s experience and credentials.
You will find enclosed a full position description and details regarding the application process.
We ask if you could bring this opening to the attention of potential candidates and welcome your nominations as well.
Should you have questions regarding the position, feel free to contact either Carin Green or
Raymond Mentzer at the above address or via e-mail at email@example.com or raymondmentzer@ uiowa.edu. The departments wish to attract a diverse group of candidates. Sincerely,
Carin Green Raymond A. Mentzer
Professor and Chair Director, Department of Religious Studies Department of Classics Daniel J. Krumm Family Chair in Reformation Studies
The Department of Classics and the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Iowa
invite applications for a joint-appointment, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in
any aspect of Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean (1st century c.e. to 9th c. c.e.) with a
demonstrated interest in Digital Humanities, to begin in August 2011. A Ph.D. at the time of
appointment is required, and teaching experience is preferred. Salary is dependent on candidate’s experience and credentials.
The successful candidate will have, besides a demonstrated interest in the Digital Humanities, a
commitment to innovative approaches to integrating undergraduate research into a technologically
enabled, active learning curriculum. The successful candidate will in addition show evidence of
ability to teach relevant texts in both Latin and Greek, and teach the Christian portion of the General Education course “Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.”
Possible sub-specialties include, but are not limited to, religious conflict, religion and healing,
religion and gender, religion and the formation of community, or the rise of new religions (i.e. Christianity or Islam).
This position is part of a cluster initiative in Public Humanities in a Digital World. All positions in
this initiative require interest in engaging collaboratively with communities and organizations across
and outside the university. New hires under this initiative will actively participate in exploring the
role of digital practices on the production of scholarship and creative work in projects central to the
humanities. The joint committee will hold a preliminary round of interviews by electronic means in
January. The candidates then invited for an on-campus interview will be expected to include a presentation of digital scholarship as part of the campus interview.
For a complete job description and to apply go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and reference requisition
58610. Electronic attachments to the online application should include a cover letter, a curriculum
vitae, a writing sample (article or chapter), and the contact information for three references. Official
graduate transcript(s) and at least three current letters of recommendation should be mailed to
Classics Department (req #58610), 210 Jefferson Building, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.
Screening of applications begins December 15 and will continue until appointment is made. All
applications will be acknowledged, and applicants will be informed when the position has been filled.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Posted by: Daniel Paul O’Donnell (firstname.lastname@example.org).