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The Department of Classics at Santa Clara University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning September 1, 2022. The department seeks a broadly trained teacher-scholar working in Greek political history, especially the political history of democratic states. Broader interests in ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern history, ancient ethnicity, and comparative government are strongly desired. The successful candidate will contribute to an interdepartmental academic program that explores democracy’s history and contemporary state from various disciplinary perspectives. The program is currently being developed through cooperative efforts from the Dean’s Office, Classics Department, and other participating departments. This search is also part of a cluster hire in Race, Inequality, and Social Justice taking place in six departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The full-time teaching load is six courses per academic year (two per ten-week quarter). Courses will vary year to year. The ability to teach undergraduate reading courses in Greek and Latin is strongly desired. Candidates should be able to teach a two-quarter Cultures and Ideas sequence in the University’s Core Curriculum and be eager to design new courses for other areas of the core. An outstanding record of teaching excellence and evidence of success in a program of scholarly research that results in peer-reviewed publications are required. Researchers who can involve undergraduates in their research programs are especially welcome. Finally, the successful candidate will engage in service to the department, college and university, appropriate to rank and will be expected to provide future leadership in the department.


A Ph.D. in hand is strongly preferred

Ability to teach ancient political history courses

Ability to teach reading courses in ancient Greek and Latin strongly preferred

Ability to teach a range of core courses

Evidence of research program likely to result in peer-reviewed publications in preferred areas

Ability to serve as department chair (after earning tenure)

Rank and Salary

Assistant Professor

Competitive Salary and benefits package; housing assistance program

Starting Date: September 1, 2022

Application Deadline: For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 31, 2021

Application Procedure: Applicants must upload the following documents through Santa Clara University’s hiring portal (Asst Professor of Greek Political History): a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, graduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching excellence (such as syllabi and evaluations). Your application should include statements about your teaching philosophy, research plan, experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities, and ways your research might foster interdepartmental connections across the college or the University’s centers of distinction. Three confidential reference letters should be emailed to All materials are due on October 31st. Interviews will be conducted in December over Zoom.

Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a Jesuit, Catholic University committed to promoting social justice in a liberal arts educational setting. Santa Clara University is an AA/EOE, committed to excellence through diversity, and in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability.