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Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Classics and Race

Department of Classics


The Department of Classics at College of the Holy Cross, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary group of faculty members interested in critical race and ethnic studies, invites applications for a Two-Year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Classics and Race, beginning in August 2022. We are seeking applicants whose work explores some aspect of the relationship between Greco-Roman antiquity and race, past or present; who can teach courses in translation about classics and race; and who can teach an upper-level course in either Greek or Latin related to their research interests. We are excited to welcome our new colleague to the communities of people working in Classics and critical race and ethnic studies at Holy Cross, and we look forward both to mentoring them and to learning from them and their work as we develop curricular initiatives that speak to topics related to race and/in antiquity.

This position carries a 2-1 teaching load and includes conference travel support, a $2,000 faculty development account to support the fellow’s scholarship, and the opportunity to apply to the Committee on Faculty Scholarship for additional funding. Postdoctoral fellows are eligible for reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and potential for excellence in, undergraduate teaching and scholarly achievement. Candidates should have earned or be set to earn a Ph.D. between January 1, 2017, and September 1, 2022, and their Ph.D. should be in a humanities or social science field including, but not limited to, Archaeology, Classics, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Area Studies, History, Modern Languages, Near Eastern Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Religious Studies. This position requires the ability to teach either Greek or Latin but does not require the ability to teach both.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above and outlining a possible course in translation about race and classics and a possible upper-level course in either Greek or Latin related to your research interests. Please also submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see​ ​​) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit​ ​​.

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Review of applications will begin on January 24 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants via Zoom will take place between February 6 and 9, and we hope to host finalists in late February. Questions about this search may be directed to search co-chairs Dominic Machado ( and Aaron Seider (


College of the Holy Cross requires that all faculty and staff show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. New faculty members believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.