Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
University of Maryland, College Park
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Slavery, race, and ethnicity in antiquity; Latin pedagogy
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 10, 2018
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The Department of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The starting date for this position is August 4, 2019. We seek a broadly trained Classicist whose interests are focused on Latin poetry and whose research and teaching include serious consideration of ancient slavery, race and ethnicity in antiquity, and/or gender and sexuality in ancient Rome. The successful candidate must have a strong record and promising trajectory of research as well as teaching experience at the college or university level; experience in pedagogy and/or in working with K-12 Latin teachers is desirable. This position will require the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin, Greek, and classical humanities (courses in translation). A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The normal course load for tenure-track faculty in the department is two courses per semester. Faculty are all expected to contribute to service in the department, in roles such as undergraduate and graduate advisor, Classics Club advisor, and outreach to schools. Junior faculty, however, are asked to do a limited amount of service as they prepare for the tenure review. The Department of Classics offers B.A. degrees in Latin, Latin and Greek, and Classical Humanities, as well as M.A. degrees in Latin and Latin and Greek. It enjoys close ties with the Department of History, which awards the M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Ancient History, and with the Department of English, the program in Comparative Literature, and the Department of Art History and Archaeology. The University of Maryland is located four miles from Washington, D.C. and 32 miles from Baltimore, MD. The wider metropolitan area is home to many cultural and research institutions including the Center for Hellenic Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, the Walters Art Gallery, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution. For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by November 10, 2018. It must be submitted online at and must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a copy of a published article (or one accepted for publication), a transcript, a personal statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and the names of three recommenders. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Gregory Staley, chair of the search committee, at The appointment is contingent upon the continued availability of funding. Information about the Department of Classics is available on the departmental website at The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity employer. Women, members of minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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