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The Classics Program of Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Classics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in fall 2023. The area of specialization is open: we offer undergraduate majors in Greek, Latin, Greek and Latin, Classical Studies, and Classical Archaeology, as well as an MA in the teaching of Latin at the secondary-school level, and we welcome applications from candidates who will be able to contribute to our curricula in any or all of these areas. There will be opportunities to teach in the various honors programs at Hunter and there may be a future possibility of teaching at the CUNY Graduate Center’s MA/PhD Program in Classics.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work. 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.


Candidates must demonstrate excellence or strong promise of excellence in research and in teaching. PhD degree in Classics by June 2023 is required. The successful candidate will be able to teach Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels and will be prepared to offer engaging courses in the literatures and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world: these may include Greek and Roman literature in translation, the history, material culture, and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean, and specialized topic courses in the candidate's areas of expertise.


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.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience ($52,267 - $99,532).

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.

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 26634

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:

  • A letter of application describing teaching and research interests
  • Writing sample (in pdf format)
  • Graduate school transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
  • Names and contact information of 3 references (note that we are not requesting letters of reference in the initial application).

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred


For full consideration, all materials should be received by May 1, 2023. First-round interviews will be conducted remotely over Zoom; finalists will visit the campus in person. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.