Skip to main content

Assistant or Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Studies - Department of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies

The Department of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (formerly Classics) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in Ancient Greek Studies.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values of the Department of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies. We believe that our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share fully our commitment to these values.

The Department seeks a specialist in Greek art/archaeology and/or literature, from the beginnings to the 3rd century CE, whose expertise complements the range of subjects and approaches covered by current faculty. Appropriate training and competence in ancient Greek and Latin is a further desideratum. For more faculty information go to:

Duties will include developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, supervising and mentoring graduate degree candidates, contributing as a dissertation committee member or as dissertation advisor, participating in the administrative activities and intellectual life of the department and the University. For more information about the Department, go to:

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a Ph.D or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Advanced training and competence in Greek art/archaeology and/or literature; appropriate training and competence in ancient Greek and Latin; likelihood of making original and significant contributions to the advancement of the field, methodological rigor, ability write clearly and argue cogently. Evidence of understanding issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Applicants should apply at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter that includes current and future research plans and teaching philosophy.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Writing Sample of Recent Scholarship - Published or unpublished, In English, 20-30 pages.

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required at the time of application for those applying at the Assistant Professor level. No letters are required at the time of application for those applying at the Associate Professor level.

The full application instructions are available at

Help contact: