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The Department of the Classics seeks applications for a Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature, ideally with a specialty in Roman poetry. An additional focus in the reception of the classical world or in ancient philosophy and political thought would be desirable. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. The Lecturer will be responsible for four courses at undergraduate and/or graduate level, and may also advise and evaluate senior theses or conduct reading courses with graduate students, and contribute to the supervision of graduate research. The successful candidate joins a thriving community of scholars and students of Greco-Roman culture and its reception. Lecturers are encouraged to participate in a wide range of programming and professional development opportunities within the department, the Ancient Studies initiative, the Mahindra Humanities Center, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. They are also eligible to receive a generous research allowance to support their research and professional development.

The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of two further years, contingent on performance, position availability, curricular need, and divisional dean authorization.


faculty, instructor

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Field: Classics, Latin language and literature, ancient philosophy, classical reception

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Classics or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: strong research record; demonstrable commitment to pedagogy and mentorship.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, May 14, 2021.

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging

  1. Sample syllabi for one undergraduate course and one graduate seminar.
  2. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when all three have been received.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information: Professor Kathleen Coleman, Chair, Department of the Classics, Harvard University, 204 Boylston Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.

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