Professor and Chair of Classics

Institution Name 
Florida State University
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Area of Specialty 
Open field
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Application Deadline 
December 1, 2018
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The Department of Classics at Florida State University seeks an outstanding senior scholar with substantial leadership experience to serve as the next Chair of the Department, beginning in August 2019. Research and teaching fields are open; preference will be given to scholars whose interests complement the existing strengths of the faculty. Competitive candidates will require a research profile suitable for the rank of a full professor at an R1 institution.

The Department of Classics plays an integral role in the teaching and research missions of the University, which has made it a goal to become one of the top 25 Public Carnegie Research I universities in the country. The Department is a major contributor to the University’s Liberal Studies for the Twenty-First Century initiative, provides an intimate “liberal arts” environment for its undergraduate majors, and has a large and thriving doctoral program with strengths in Classical Archaeology, Latin and Greek literature, and Ancient History and Historiography. It also has a strong MA program with a high success rate of placement in Latin teaching, public archaeology, and doctoral programs. We seek an individual who will lead the Department in its continued success in these and other areas, and who will set a vision for its growth, in alignment with the University’s strategic plan and with the changing role of Classics in the world.

Please address any inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Professor Laurel Fulkerson, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences ( Applicants must apply through FSU’s OMNI system at (click on “Browse Job Openings” and search for Job ID #44309). Applications – which should consist of (in a single PDF file) a cover letter, CV, and names of three references – will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The committee plans to attend the SCS’ Annual Meeting in San Diego in January, 2019.

Florida State University 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.

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