Assistant Professor: Homer and Archaic Greece

Institution Name 
University of Iowa
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Greek Drama
This position is 
Application Deadline 
October 15, 2018
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The Department of Classics at The University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Homer and Archaic Greece to begin in August 2019. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment and teaching experience are required. Salary is dependent on candidate’s experience and credentials. The successful candidate will show evidence (through coursework and/or teaching experience) of ability to teach Greek and Latin language courses at all levels from introductory through graduate seminars. The teaching load is two courses per semester, and at least one of the four courses each year will be a large English language course (enrolling 100 students growing to ca. 200).

Knowledge of and experience in digital humanities is desirable. Other possible sub-specialties include, but are not limited to, Greek drama, philosophy, ancient medicine, manuscript studies, and archaeology. The department welcomes candidates whose research and teaching are interdisciplinary in nature and intersect with other departments and research areas, including digital humanities.

The Department of Classics includes eight full-time faculty members, two visiting assistant professors, and four lecturers. The department also maintains strong ties with colleagues in Rhetoric, History, Art History, and Religious Studies. It supports an M.A. and a Ph.D. program in Classics, and undergraduate majors in Classical Languages and Ancient Civilization.

Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript, writing sample (such as a dissertation chapter or published article), and at least three current letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants may optionally submit examples of digital research in appropriate electronic format, and evidence of teaching ability and expertise (such as sample syllabi and course evaluations).

First-round interviews will be conducted by Skype; we will not be interviewing at the AIA/SCS meeting. Screening of applications begins October 15, 2018. Applicants should apply on-line through the Jobs@UIowa website (, requisition #73470. Send inquiries to All applications will be acknowledged, and applicants will be informed when the position has been filled.

The Department of Classics and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Required: Ph.D. in Classics or related field at time of appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • A research specialty, as demonstrated through the doctoral thesis topic and/or publications, in Homer or archaic Greek literature and culture.
  • Evidence of ability (as demonstrated through coursework and/or teaching experience) to teach Greek and Latin language courses at all levels from introductory through graduate seminars
  • Teaching experience

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching 8th century BCE to 6th century BCE Greek language, literature, and culture.
  • Ongoing scholarly project in the digital humanities
  • Sub-specialty in one or more of the following: Greek drama, philosophy, ancient medicine, manuscript studies, archaeology.

Salary: Commensurate

Contact Information:

Craig Gibson
Department of Classics
The University of Iowa
210 Jefferson Building
Iowa City, IA 52240

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