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Department of Classics

University of Maryland, College Park

Assistant Professor, Classics

The Department of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The starting date for this position is August 1, 2022. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

We seek a broadly trained Classicist with a strong record and promising trajectory of research, whose interests are focused on Latin language, literature, and culture and preferably include serious consideration of one or more of the following: race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism in antiquity; material culture in ancient Rome; digital humanities; the Black classical tradition. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues in related disciplines is also desirable. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to diversity and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service. Teaching experience at the college or university level is required, including courses in Latin language and literature, as well as classics in translation. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin and classical humanities (classics in translation) and should draw upon the candidate’s own research interests in the design of these offerings. Candidates may also have the opportunity to teach ancient Greek.

The Department of Classics offers B.A. degrees in Latin, Latin and Greek, and Classical Humanities, as well as M.A. degrees in Latin and Latin and Greek. It enjoys close ties with the Department of History, which awards the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Ancient History, and with the Department of English, the program in Comparative Literature, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Art History and Archaeology. The University of Maryland is located four miles from Washington, D.C., and 32 miles from Baltimore, MD. The wider metropolitan area is home to many cultural and research institutions, including the Center for Hellenic Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, the Walters Art Gallery, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by November 1, 2021. It must be submitted online at and must include a letter of application (which should include a discussion of the applicant’s contributions to diversity, summarizing their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions); a curriculum vitae; a copy of a published article (or one accepted for publication); and three letters of recommendation.

Information about the Department of Classics is available on the department website at The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Lillian Doherty, the chair of the search committee, at The appointment is contingent upon the continued availability of funding.