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The Department of Classics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2022. Qualified candidates should have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. We seek a dynamic and innovative scholar/teacher with a strong research trajectory, specializing in Greek language, literature and culture. We especially welcome candidates who will contribute to Emory’s new general education requirement in race and ethnicity, dedicated to the consideration of racial, ethnic and cultural dynamics; structural inequalities among individuals and communities; and how historical, political, and cultural processes, as well as literary and aesthetic forces, shape concerns about race, ethnicity and immigration. The Department seeks a colleague to complement existing strengths within the department and engage with students who seek to combine the humanistic with the pre-professional in their undergraduate experience.

The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student population diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender and religion. Teaching responsibilities include Greek at all levels as well as courses in classical literature and culture in translation. These courses range in size from 15 to 115 students, and in format from freshman seminars to large lectures. Course load is 2-2. The candidate will also contribute to the department tradition of fostering and mentoring undergraduate research in year-long honors theses and other forms of engagement with the discipline. We welcome applicants whose experience in community service, academic research, teaching or outreach will help them contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity in scholarship and mentoring.

Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio:

  • a letter of application
  • CV
  • research statement
  • three confidential letters of recommendation
  • a writing sample of approximately 20-30 pages
  • a 2-4 page teaching statement detailing experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students of diverse backgrounds

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Interviews will be conducted via Skype/Zoom.

Questions about the positions may be directed to Sandy Blakely, Chair, Department of Classics For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.