The Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or for a beginning Associate Professor (with tenure), to begin in Fall 2016. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in Ancient Greek language and literature, classical mythology, heroes and heroines in the Greek world, and a variety of courses in ancient Greek culture or literature in translation. Our full-time teaching load is 4 courses per year (2 courses per semester).
A Ph.D. in Classics, Classical Studies, or in Ancient Greek language, literature, and culture is required. In addition, we seek someone with research and teaching experience in order to support our thriving undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate majors at all levels of their studies, mentor seniors on independent projects covering a wide variety of topics, and serve as a mentor and advisor to graduate students working on Masters papers or theses. We also seek someone with interest in and experience with digital humanities and the avenues for its use within Classical Studies.
Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.
First consideration will be given to applications received by November 13, 2015. Applications, which should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at
1) a cover letter describing their teaching experience, areas of publication, involvement with digital humanities, and other interests;
2) an up-to-date Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
3) brief statement of teaching philosophy with evidence of successful teaching, including student evaluations, i.e. complete statistical and narrative assessments provided by students;
4) a sample of scholarly writing (not more than 20 pages, please); and
5) three letters of recommendation from teachers and researchers who know you and your work well.
We plan to be interviewing finalists at the annual meetings of the SCS-AIA from January 6-9, 2016, in San Francisco.
Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.