Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics

Institution Name 
University of Texas at Austin
Position Rank 
Other
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Area of Specialty 
Open; please see job ad.
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
April 30, 2022
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Not yet determined.

Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics, University of Texas at Austin

What starts at UT Austin changes the world.

At UT Austin, we are committed to building a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars. If you are an early career researcher, postdoctoral fellow or graduating PhD student interested in pursuing an independent academic career, the UT Austin Provost’s Early Career program could be ideal for you.

This training program is designed to allow you to develop and pursue research and teaching topics upon which you can build a future academic career. Join a broad community committed to fostering your independent career growth in research, teaching, and scholarship. The program will enable you to build a network of emerging scholars like yourself and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in your field.

As a Provost’s Early Career Fellow, you will join an energetic community of other incoming fellows training in different departments across the university.  In Classics, we have designed a 2-year program where you will be mentored in all the different dimensions that make an assistant tenure- track professor successful. A major research focus for our program this year is enhancing our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by expanding the department’s range of content and/or methodology through research and teaching, in particular by engaging the experience of under-represented groups. Specialization is open, including but not restricted to: classical reception among under-represented groups, or specialization in the culture of ancient groups under-represented in the scholarship, the study of marginalized groups in the ancient world, or methods that promote social justice within the field, such as inclusive archiving and data preservation.  Evidence of substantial prior efforts to improve DEI, for example through collaboration with relevant SCS affiliate organizations, will enhance a candidate’s application. Candidates will be evaluated in light of their career stage, and evidence of potential will be considered alongside existing scholarly accomplishments.

During year 1: Publication and grant-writing mentorship, developing a teaching portfolio for a language course and a small undergraduate seminar of your choice. During year 2: Job market mentorship, developing a teaching portfolio for a large lecture course and a graduate seminar. Throughout the duration of the program, you will also participate in university-wide training provided by the Provost’s Office to further develop the skills to build a unique research and teaching portfolio.

The funding package that Fellows receive includes a stipend of $60,000 p.a., fringe benefits, and $12,000 funds p.a. for relocation, travel, and discretionary research funds.

Applications are due by April 30, 2022, but rolling applications are accepted, on the UT Jobs website: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/details/Early-Career-Postdoctoral-Fellow-in-Classics_R_00019166 .  Please see the UT Jobs posting for full information. For more details, please contact Dr. Pramit Chaudhuri, pramit.chaudhuri@austin.utexas.edu, and/or Dr. Lydia Contreras in the Provost’s Office, lcontrer@che.utexas.edu.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research in Classics
  • Teach one Classics course per semester
  • Participate in specified training

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Classics or related field, received no more than three years prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications

Specialization in classical reception among under-represented groups, or specialization in the culture of ancient groups under-represented in the scholarship, the study of marginalized groups in the ancient world, or methods that promote social justice within the field, such as inclusive archiving and data preservation.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 references with their contact information.
  • Letter of interest

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Course Load 
1-1
Placement Year 

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