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The Department of Classics at Yale University is looking to hire an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Greek Literature, Language, and Culture beginning July 1, 2023. We are looking for a scholar with an energetic research agenda, whose demonstrated expertise can enhance the existing strengths of the department. Specialization is open, but the Department has specific needs in the areas of Greek drama; translation and/or reception studies; rhetoric; and Imperial Greek literature. Distinctive perspectives on these areas in terms of race, class, ethnicity, and gender are especially welcomed, as is research examining the contacts between Greece and neighboring cultures.

The teaching expectation is normally 4 courses per academic year, plus service to the program, including mentoring of undergraduates and graduate students. The focus of the courses would range from teaching undergraduate literature and culture classes in translation as well as intermediate and advanced Greek courses, to offering graduate seminars in Greek literature and culture.

Application Materials

Applicants should submit an application via They should submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi for two courses taught or planned, and a description of practices used to foster equity, diversity, and inclusivity), three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 6500 words (dissertation chapter, journal article, or book chapter). The review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this position, please email the co-chairs of the search, Egbert Bakker ( and Pauline LeVen (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.