Professor (Open Rank) of Classics

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University of Southern California
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October 23, 2017


The USC Department of Classics in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-line position in the languages, literatures, and/or history of classical antiquity, broadly defined. Rank is open (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor). The appointment is to begin August 15, 2018. This position is the last of four that have been funded by a generous gift and that demonstrate the University’s commitment to classical studies as a central component of humanistic inquiry. Applications are invited from scholars who have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, whose scholarship and teaching are of demonstrable breadth as well as scholarly rigor, and whose work complements the work of current department faculty, including our recent hires.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (a published paper, dissertation chapter, conference presentation, etc.), and the names of three referees who have agreed to write if contacted by USC. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page. The position will remain open until they are filled. The department will start reviewing applications on October 23, 2017.

The University of Southern California is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information on these policies is available by contacting

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. William Thalmann, Chair, Department of Classics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0352 (


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