Assistant / Associate Professor of Greek Literature and Culture

Institution Name 
Position Rank 
If Other, Please Specify 
Assistant or Associate Professor
Area of Specialty 
Greek Poetry and/or Prose
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 1, 2019
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The Department of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in Greek literature and culture at the rank of Associate Professor (tenured) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track, with a preference for candidates who are advanced in the Assistant-Professor rank), effective July 1, 2020. We invite applicants with interests from across the range of ancient Greek literature and culture who would expand and not significantly duplicate the department’s current strengths; applications would be particularly welcome from scholars with special expertise in: Drama, Hellenistic poetry, and Greek literature and cultural history of the Imperial period. The successful candidate will have a record of high-quality scholarship and a commitment to similar future production. She or he will also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring and to teaching a wide variety of courses at all levels of our active undergraduate and graduate programs, both in Greek and Latin and in translation. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Ph.D. required. 

Applicants should submit the materials listed below by November 1st in order to receive full consideration. After this date the search committee will begin to review applications: 

  • Letter of application 
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness 
  • Sample syllabi 
  • A representative scholarly publication, preferably no longer than 30 pages 
  • At least three letters of recommendation 
  • Statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion 

These materials must be submitted online at Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor Alex Purves, Chair of the Search Committee: Please cite the reference number for this search in all correspondence: JPF04704. 

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies in Washington D.C. in early January. 

UCLA offers an excellent package of benefits, including domestic partner benefits; it also has a number of programs to assist faculty in career development and the balance of work and family obligations. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

Course Load 
5-course load over 3 quarters
Placement Year 

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