Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Classical Studies

Institution Name 
University of California, Riverside
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Greek Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
December 14, 2018
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The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Classical Studies at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a scholar with a Ph.D. in Classics or a comparable field, with (1) strong abilities in Greek language, literature and culture and (2) expertise in Latin/Roman language, literature and culture or another literary, linguistic and cultural area of the ancient Mediterranean, including North Africa, or area of the comparative study of antiquity. Expertise that extends the boundaries of what has traditionally encompassed Classical Studies, including intersections between Classics and Asian Studies, Medieval Studies, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, critical theory and translation studies, and modern reception studies of the Classical world, is especially welcome.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Starting Date: July 1, 2019
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Qualifications: PhD in Classical Studies or a comparable field; PhD required at time of appointment.
The successful candidate should be prepared to: (1) teach basic and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Classics, primarily in Greek and secondarily in Latin and/or the candidate's other area of linguistic and cultural expertise; (2) contribute to our undergraduate programs in Classical Studies, Comparative Program in Ancient Civilizations, and Comparative Literature; and 3) contribute to the graduate program in Comparative Literature, and to the Tri-campus Ph.D. program in Classics as appropriate. The current standard teaching-load is four courses per year on the quarter system.
Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (published paper or manuscript, conference presentation or dissertation chapter), a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement of contributions to diversity, 3-5 letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations.
Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.
Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature: (
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by December 14, 2018.
Department Contact person (Search Committee Chair): Prof. Lisa Raphals
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
Course Load 
4-course load over 3 quarters
Placement Year 

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