Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
UMass Amherst
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Ancient Greek/Eastern Mediterranean world
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 20, 2017

The Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2018.
We are seeking a colleague who shows a high potential for excellence in research with a focus on the ancient Greek/Eastern Mediterranean world and who also shows a high potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will be able to teach ancient Greek at all undergraduate levels and will be expected to contribute to the department’s existing curriculum in Greek archaeology, mythology, and civilization, as well as offering new courses within his/her area of specialization. The department welcomes applicants with expertise in material culture who can contribute significantly to the department’s major track in Classical Archaeology. Additionally, all departmental faculty members are expected to contribute to the mentoring and training of students in the department’s highly regarded M.A.T. program in Latin and Classical Humanities.

A Ph.D. in Classics or a related field is required prior to the beginning of the appointment.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, graduate transcript, sample of scholarly writing of no more than 25 pages, and evidence of relevant teaching experience to:

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 20, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Interviews will be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Boston in January 2018.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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