Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
University of California, Davis
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Research specialization is open
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Reception of Classics in non-European contexts; cultural encounters beyond the Mediterranean world
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
December 1, 2019
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

The Classics Program at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position, beginning July 1, 2020. Rank is assistant professor and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and expertise. Research specialization is open, and we are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching extend the boundaries of the field as traditionally conceived, for example by engaging with the reception of Classics in non-European contexts or with cultural encounters beyond the Mediterranean world. The field of research should complement the existing strengths of the program’s faculty. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers. They should have a strong research plan, a clear commitment to undergraduate education, and the ability to participate actively in the running of a small department. We particularly welcome candidates with demonstrated interest in improving access to the field of Classics for marginalized students. The successful candidate will be able to teach Greek and Latin at the undergraduate level and will take on special responsibility for a large undergraduate etymology course. Teaching load is four courses per year, on the quarter system. Ph.D. in Classics or a related field must be in hand before the first day of classes, September 28, 2020.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (see here for guidelines: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/guidelines-writing-diversity-statement), one publication or academic paper under twenty pages in length, and three (3) letters of recommendation through the online application form found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03247

For full consideration applications should be received by December 1, 2019. The position is open until filled. Please contact the search committee chair, Carey Seal (cseal@ucdavis.edu), with any questions.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. Applications from members of groups underrepresented in the discipline are encouraged.

Course Load 
4-course load over 3 quarters
Placement Year 

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