Assistant Professor - Classics

Institution Name 
University of Cincinnati
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Greek and Latin Language and Literature
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 15, 2017

The Department of Classics in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure track position in Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2018.

A Ph.D. in Classics or a related field is required prior to the date of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate, through their writing sample or published work, capacity for high-quality scholarly research in a field of Ancient Greek or Latin literature. They must have developed the ability, through their Ph.D. program or other experience, to teach Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels as well as undergraduate courses in literature in English translation and classical civilization. They must show interest in working within an interdisciplinary department that educates students in philology, ancient history, and archaeology.

The Department of Classics offers BA programs in Classics and Classical Civilization and MA and PhD programs in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Ancient History, Bronze Age Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology. It is housed together with the Burnam Classics Library, whose collection in Classics, Byzantine, and Modern Greek is one of the largest and best in the world. Full information about the department can be found on our website:

The University of Cincinnati is ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight.” Forbes Magazine has named UC as one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.

Candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition #22863. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates should attach within the electronic application a cover letter (letter of application), a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (dissertation chapter, published paper, conference presentation) of at least 20 pages. A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s intended contributions to the University’s goals of diversity and inclusion, through teaching, research and mentoring, is also required. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent by email to with the subject line “Philology Search.”

The committee will review applications beginning November 15, 2017, and, where possible, conduct interviews at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Boston, January 4-7, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

REQ: 22863

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