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The Department of Classics at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for scholars whose research focuses on the topics of race, ethnicity, and/or gender, either in the ancient world or in the history and reception of the classical tradition. Candidates will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as a language (ancient Greek and/or Latin), and contribute to our general education curriculum. Depending upon the focus of the candidates’ scholarship, they will have opportunities to collaborate with departments such as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or African American and African Studies.

Qualifications: This appointment will begin August 15, 2022, and the successful applicant must have PhD in hand in Classics or a related field that confers the equivalent training in both the ancient Greek and Latin languages by the start of employment. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred, as is a record of original peer-reviewed publications. ABDs welcome to apply. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

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Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application for initial consideration consists of (1) a cover letter, including a statement of their research interests and teaching experience, and the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of three referees; (2) a curriculum vitae including a list of college-level courses taught; (3) a research sample (no more than 30 pages); and (4) a diversity statement which articulates the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to and leadership in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. The search committee will solicit letters of recommendation only for applicants who are selected for the preliminary interviews, which will take place via Zoom.

Review of these materials will begin on January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Tom Hawkins, search committee chair, at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.