Institution Name 
Northwestern University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Greek or Roman culture
Additional Desirable Specialties 
performance, material studies, reception
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 1, 2018
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The Department of Classics at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship, to begin in September 2019. Candidates must demonstrate broad and innovative intellectual interests, outstanding scholarly abilities, and commitment to teaching. Primary focus may be Greek or Roman. We are especially interested in candidates who combine a command of Greek and Latin texts with attention to performance, material culture, and/or reception.

The successful candidate will contribute to the department's innovative undergraduate curriculum and cross-disciplinary faculty collaborations for graduate education in cognate disciplines including comparative literary studies, philosophy, political science, art history, theatre, history, and English. This position carries a teaching load of four quarter-long courses.

A doctoral degree is required by the time the appointment begins. Applications received by November 1, 2018, will be assured of full consideration. Applicants should submit the following materials:

(1)       A cover letter;

(2)       A curriculum vitae;

(3)       A scholarly writing sample of 5,000-7,000 words;

(4)       A research statement of no more than 2 pages;

(5)       A teaching statement of no more than 2 pages;

(6)       Evidence of teaching excellence;

(7)       Three letters of recommendation.

Please submit materials electronically through the application link available on our website,

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Diego, January 3–6, 2019. Inquiries may be directed to Alison Witt-Janssen,, or to Marianne Hopman,

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Course Load 
4-course load over 3 quarters
Placement Year 

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