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Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Language & Literature

Department of Classics, College of Arts & Sciences

Job Overview

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure track position in ancient Greek language and literature at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2023.

The Department of Classics offers B.A. programs in Classics and Classical Civilization and M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Ancient History, Bronze Age Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology. The faculty thrive in an interdisciplinary environment that educates students in philology, ancient history, and archaeology. The department is housed together with the Burnam Classics Library, one of the largest and best collections of resources in Classics in the world, including a collection of Byzantine and Modern Greek resources. Full information about the department can be found on our website:

Essential Functions

  • Teach ancient Greek and Latin languages at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as undergraduate courses in classical civilization.
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Write and grade graduate examinations.
  • Serve on dissertation committees.
  • Conduct research and publish in the field of ancient Greek and Latin.

Serve on departmental business committees.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Classics or a related field. ABD by time of application will be considered, with the Ph.D. required prior to effective date of appointment. Must also demonstrate scholarly research in ancient Greek or Latin through a writing sample.

Application Materials

Candidates must apply online at

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates are required to attach a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of contribution to diversity and inclusion, and a writing sample of about 20 pages using the Additional Documents feature in our hiring system. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent by email to with the subject line “Philology Search.”

The committee will review applications beginning November 4, 2022, and conduct interviews by Zoom. The position will remain open until filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).