Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Institution Name 
Loyola University Chicago
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Greek and Roman Law
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 1, 2019
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Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Classical Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor and specialty area in Greek and Roman law for academic year 2020-2021. The Department of Classical Studies offers undergraduate majors in Classical Civilization, Greek, and Latin, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and contributes to the training of graduate students in the humanities in the ancient languages. For information about the department, please visit
Teaching responsibilities will include courses in both ancient language and Classical Civilization.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Classics with solid general expertise. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research, and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience conducting research and teaching in the area of ancient Greek or Roman law is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a research and teaching statement, and a letter of interest to They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship and undergraduate teaching and mentorship. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:
Jacqueline Long, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Classical Studies
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will occur at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Washington, D.C., January 2-5, 2020.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at
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