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UPDATE 4/5/2022: This search has been cancelled.

The Classics Program and the Department of History of Hunter College, City University of New York, invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Classics/Ancient History position, beginning in fall 2022. Area of specialization is the history of the ancient Mediterranean world. In addition to maintaining a strong program of research and publication, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a series of courses in ancient history (in translation and in the original), Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels and Latin at the MA level, as well as Greek and Roman literature in translation, classical civilization courses, and specialized topic courses. There will be opportunities to teach in the various honors programs at Hunter and there may be a future possibility of teaching at the CUNY Graduate Center’s MA/PhD Program in Classics. Candidates with expertise in archaeology and material culture are especially welcome to apply.

PhD degree in Classics or History by June 2022 is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or strong promise of excellence in both research and publication and in the teaching of ancient history, Greek, and Latin. We seek applicants who have the ability to cooperate with faculty, students, and staff of all backgrounds for the good of the institution, and who are committed to encouraging and supporting our highly diverse student body.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 23689.

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Required application materials must include a letter of application describing teaching and research interests, CV, writing sample (in pdf format), graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation (see below). Material in the candidate’s possession should be uploaded to our job posting system. Other material, including confidential letters of recommendation, should be sent to Ancient History Search Committee,

The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on March 15, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.