Assitant, Associate, or Full Professor

Institution Name 
University of Kansas
Position Rank 
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
early Empire
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 1, 2017

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, or FULL PROFESSOR — Classics. The Department of Classics at the University of Kansas ( invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Latin prose and Roman Culture, to begin as early as August 18, 2018.  This is a tenure-line position with a 2:2 teaching load.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. (or be ABD with the defense completed) in Classics or an allied field by the start date of the appointment.  We are seeking a scholar whose research and teaching in Latin prose literature of the late Republic and/or early Empire will complement our program’s strength in Latin poetry and Roman culture.  We are particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge.  For more information, see: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Kansas is a major public Research 1 (RU/VH) and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system.  KU's many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a center for learning, research, scholarship, and creative endeavor in the state of Kansas, the nation, and the world.  The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected.  KU is located in Lawrence, a city of approximately 90,000, is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capitol. 

The Classics Department maintains an excellent undergraduate program and one of the top MA programs in the country, and enjoys close collaborative relationships with the University of Kansas departments of Theater and Film; Humanities and Western Civilization; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; History; History of Art; Religious Studies; Philosophy; and Jewish Studies.  The successful candidate will hold an appointment in the Department of Classics and will teach across the Classics curriculum, including courses in Roman culture, undergraduate Latin at all levels, Latin prose composition, and graduate seminars in Latin on one or more major prose authors.  Our new colleague will contribute fully to our thriving MA program.

Qualifications: For all ranks:  PhD (or ABD status) in Classics or an allied discipline expected by the start date of the appointment; demonstrated ability to teach Latin at all levels; evidence of emerging or established research program in field of expertise;  research focus on Latin prose; and evidence of engagement with Roman culture, broadly conceived.  Candidate must meet University criteria for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor if hiring within these ranks.

For information about qualifications for appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, a complete announcement, or to apply online, go to:, or go to  and search by key word "Classics.”  A complete on-line application includes the following materials: letter of application, CV, a list of three references (email included), and a scholarly writing sample.  Initial review of applications begins November 1, 2017 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Informal inquiries can be directed to Professor Tara Welch, Chair, Classics Department ( or (785-864-2395).

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