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The Classics Program of Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for the Bluhm Chair in Classics at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank beginning in fall 2023. We welcome scholars with different specializations related to the ancient Mediterranean world, but we have a particular need for a specialist in archaeology. The normal teaching load would be two courses per semester. The successful candidate will oversee the Bluhm Scholars Cohort, a group of 15 to 30 high-achieving students in the Classics. This cohort engages in numerous extracurricular activities and receives additional advising throughout the year. In addition to maintaining a strong program of research and publication, the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels and in some of the following areas: archaeology, Latin at the MA level, Greek and Roman literature in translation, classical civilization courses, and specialized topic courses. Hunter is connected to the CUNY Graduate Center. Some future teaching in CUNY’s MA/PhD Program in Classics may be possible.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on November 28, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after initial round.


PhD degree with the rank of associate professor or full professor in Classics or a related field is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or strong promise of excellence in both research and publication and in the teaching of ancient history, Greek, and Latin.

We seek applicants who have the ability to cooperate with faculty, students, and staff of all backgrounds for the good of the institution, and who are committed to encouraging and supporting our highly diverse student body. Applicants should have an excellent record of scholarly publication and effectiveness in teaching; ideal candidate will be tenure eligible.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

Application Materials

Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website

  • To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 25615
  • Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Letter of application describing teaching and research interests
  • Writing sample (in pdf format)
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
  • Names and contact information of 3 references

Upload all documents as ONE single file in CUNYfirst system-- PDF format preferred

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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.