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The Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Greek Language and Literature. We seek a broadly trained philologist who can provide evidence of outstanding potential in both research and teaching.

The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the wide range of courses we offer in Greek, Latin, and ancient cultures, while providing research mentorship for students at the advanced and post-baccalaureate levels. The precise area of specialty is open, but, other things being equal, preference will be given to scholars of ancient Greek poetry who can also introduce new courses dealing with issues of diversity and inclusion in the ancient world. The teaching load will be two courses per semester.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D in Classical Studies or a related field at the time of appointment, August 10, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications:

Potential for research productivity as evinced by publications and/or conference presentations and previous teaching experience as instructor of record are preferred.

Review Begin Date: 10/15/2017

Job Close Date: 10/31/2017

Special Application Instructions:

To apply submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and course evaluations or other evidence of successful teaching, and a scholarly writing sample of no more than thirty pages. Dissertation chapters are acceptable. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. Apply at:

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, October 15, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment.