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Position Description:

The Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ancient History to begin Fall of academic year 2023-24. Possible specialties include (but are not limited to): Greece and/or the Aegean region up to the archaic period; the Hellenistic kingdoms; the Roman Empire in the east; interactions between the Greco-Roman world and adjacent states/cultures.

An ideal candidate would be comfortable engaging with a variety of methodologies and types of evidence. In addition to actively researching and publishing, the candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, direct honors theses and eventually dissertations, and provide service to the department. Faculty of the Department of Classics make occasional contributions across the classics curriculum. We are interested in candidates who will play a substantial role in charting the future directions of the Department and the field through research, teaching, and service.

Further information about the Department is available on our website:


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2023, or expect to obtain it within a year of joining the faculty as Instructor. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Application Materials

Please apply through the University of Texas at Austin Jobs website: UT Jobs:

The application deadline is November 1, 2022. Applicants must upload:

  • a letter of interest
  • a CV
  • a sample of recent scholarship of no longer than 20 print pages
  • a teaching portfolio which includes a table of contents and displays a variety of teaching; interests and methodologies
  • a statement reflecting upon their previous, current, and/or potential future contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service
  • three letters of recommendation.

Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Andrew Riggsby at

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.