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The Department of Classical Studies at Tulane University invites applications for an assistant professor of ancient science, medicine, or environmental studies. The position is to begin July 1, 2023. We seek a candidate with a strong research trajectory and a commitment to teaching. We welcome applications from scholars of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern world(s) in any period through Late Antiquity. Candidates working on the legacy and reception of ancient science, medicine, or environmental studies are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in their area of specialization as well as contribute to introductory courses on the ancient Mediterranean world and/or ancient language teaching. The teaching load is 2-2, with a semester of Junior Research Leave upon successful completion of third-year review. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by June 30, 2023. Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, three (3) letters of reference, and a representative scholarly writing sample of twenty to thirty (20-30) pages via Interfolio ( In order to ensure full consideration, all materials must be received by Nov. 1, 2022. We plan to conduct first round interviews remotely in December and in-person campus visits in January or early February.

Faculty in the Department of Classical Studies are actively engaged in interdisciplinary work and regularly collaborate with other departments, programs, and schools, including Art, Anthropology, History, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, and Philosophy. We are seeking candidates who will value and be eager to expand such interdepartmental connections, especially those whose research and teaching might enhance interdisciplinary programs in gender and sexuality studies, environmental studies, and science studies.

The department has seven tenure-line faculty and one professor of practice; this search is for an additional line and demonstrates Tulane and the School of Liberal Arts’ commitment to the continued success of the department. The department offers majors and minors in Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin as well as an M.A. in Classics. More information about the department is available at

We welcome inquiries about the position or the department: please contact search committee chair, Prof. Michael Brumbaugh ( Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to Liz Reyna (, Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698; phone: (504) 865-5719; website: Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer: Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.