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The Department of Classics at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in Classics. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2023. The teaching load is four 3-credit courses in a two-term academic year (two courses in the fall semester, two courses in the spring semester). A Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field (e.g. Classical Studies or Ancient History) is required at the time of appointment. We welcome candidates who approach the history and culture of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome as part of a multicultural and interconnected Mediterranean region. We seek a candidate who teaches and conducts research in Greek and/or Roman cultural history, who can contribute to the department’s language curriculum, and whose academic interests preferably include one or more of the following:

  • race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, disability, and other forms of social and cultural difference;
  • gender and sexuality studies;
  • inequality, class, poverty, and enslavement;
  • the intellectual history of Greece of Rome;
  • post-classical historiography, history of the field of Classics, and/or reception studies.

The candidate is expected to teach regular offerings in the curriculum such as Greek and Roman history and culture, and to serve as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students. The department seeks applicants who have demonstrated both excellence and promise in research and teaching and who have a strong commitment to Classics as a meaningful field of study in the modern world that can engage and support students of all backgrounds in the twenty-first century. As a member of the Pitt Classics Department, the successful candidate will be expected to think and act creatively in integrating teaching, mentoring, and scholarship with promoting diversity and inclusion in the classroom and throughout the University community. For additional information about the department please visit ;

Candidates should submit via Pitt’s Talent Center by December 1, 2022: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement about how their teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, together with contact information of three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (no letters should be submitted at the initial stage of the search). Applicants who progress to the second round of consideration will be asked to submit a piece of recent research (ca. 20 pages), a sample course syllabus, and three letters of recommendation in early to mid-January 2023. If required, visa sponsorship will be provided. Questions may be directed to the Department chair Christian Wildberg ( or Sara Abbott, the Faculty Actions Coordinator (412-624 2842, The deadline for submission of applications is 1 December 2022.

1. Teaching statement - must address how teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion 2. Word document with names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (no letters are to be submitted at the initial stage of the search)

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