Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
University of Southern California
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Roman Law and/or Roman political theory and ethics
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 15, 2018
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The USC Department of Classics in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences seeks to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank in Roman Law and/or ancient political theory and ethics. Candidates who combine these fields or do comparative work between historical periods or cultures are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment will begin August 15, 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment and must demonstrate breadth as well as scholarly rigor in their scholarship and teaching.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (a published paper, dissertation chapter, conference paper, etc.), and three letters of reference. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: position will remain open until it is filled. The department will start reviewing applications on November 15.

The University of Southern California is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The university particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information on these policies is available by contacting

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. William Thalmann, Chair, Department of Classics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0652 (

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