Assistant Professor Greek & Latin Philology

Institution Name 
University of Cincinnati
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Classical Literature
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 15, 2018
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Assistant Professor

Ancient Greek & Latin Philology

Department of Classics


The Department of Classics in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure track position in Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2019. The Department of Classics offers BA programs in Classics and Classical Civilization and MA and PhD programs in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Ancient History, Bronze Age Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology. It is housed together with the Burnam Classics Library, whose collection in Classics, Byzantine, and Modern Greek is one of the largest and best in the world. Full information about the department can be found on our website:

QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D. in Classics or a related field (e.g., Comparative Literature) is required prior to the date of appointment.

Candidates must demonstrate, through their writing sample or published work, capacity for high-quality scholarly research in a field of Ancient Greek or Latin literature. They must have developed the ability, through their Ph.D. program or other experience, to teach Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels (undergraduate and graduate) as well as undergraduate courses in literature in English translation and classical civilization. They must also show interest in working within an interdisciplinary department that educates students in philology, ancient history, and archaeology.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition #34066. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates should attach with the electronic application a cover letter (letter of application), a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of at least 20 pages. A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s intended contributions to the University’s goals of diversity and inclusion, through teaching, research and mentoring, is also required. Please use the Additional Documents feature to add these items.  In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent by email to with the subject line “Philology Search.”

The committee will review applications beginning November 15, 2018, and, where possible, conduct interviews at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Diego, January 3-6, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Cincinnati is ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight.” Forbes Magazine has named UC as one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

Course Load 
4-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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