Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Emory University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 15, 2019
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS: Emory University, Atlanta, GA - 2 positions

Area of specialty: Generalist: Greek and Roman language, literature and culture

The Department of Classics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2020. Qualified candidates should have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. We seek dynamic and innovative scholar/teachers with wide ranging interests in the ancient world and a strong research trajectory. We especially welcome candidates who bring interdisciplinary perspectives, able to complement existing strengths within the department and engage with students who seek to combine the humanistic with the pre-professional in their undergraduate experience. These perspectives may include but are not limited to ancient science and medicine, law, digital humanities and data science, classical reception, and material culture.

The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student population diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender and religion. Teaching responsibilities include Greek and/or Latin at all levels as well as courses in classical literature and culture in translation. These courses range in size from 15 to 115 students, and in format from freshman seminars to large lectures. Course load is 2-2. The candidate will also contribute to the department tradition of fostering and mentoring undergraduate research in year-long honors theses and other forms of engagement with the discipline. We welcome applicants whose experience in community service, academic research, teaching or outreach will help them contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity in scholarship and mentoring. 


Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio:

-        a letter of application

-        CV

-        research statement

-        three confidential letters of recommendation

-        a writing sample of approximately 20-30 pages

-        a 2-4 page teaching statement detailing experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students of diverse backgrounds 

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Interviews will be conducted via Skype/Zoom.

Questions about the positions may be directed to Sandy Blakely, Chair, Department of Classics sblakel@emory.edu. For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com. Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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