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The Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures (CMLL) at Mississippi State University is seeking excellent candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Classics.

CMLL is a large, dynamic, and growing department, and classics plays an important role in both the department and the College of Arts & Sciences. The classics major thrives, and a nascent MA program is being launched with face-to-face and online components.

The successful candidate will be a general classicist who has a record of teaching excellence, of professional presentations, and of scholarly publications with the promise of greater contributions to follow. Candidates should be able to teach all levels of Latin and Greek (undergraduate and graduate) and should have a demonstrable engagement with their students. Student advisement, institutional service at the departmental, college, and university levels, and community engagement are also expectations of great importance.

Anticipated Appointment Date: August 16, 2023

Application Materials

Applications must be made online at by searching JOB NO 505065:. Please attach a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, and the names of at at least three references. Note: at a later time, the search committee will request letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample, if the candidacy proceeds beyond the initial phase; original transcripts for all degrees will be required upon employment. Review of dossiers will begin November 30 and will continue until it has been determined that the pool of candidates is adequate. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials promptly.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.