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The Department of Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in ancient Greek history from a broad, comparative Mediterranean perspective, to begin in Fall 2024. This position is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach survey courses and special topics in Greek history and the early Mediterranean world. An ability to teach Greek language and literature is desired, but not required. Research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose interests complement, but do not duplicate, those of the department faculty, and who demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary and inclusive teaching and scholarship.

The Department of Classical and Early Mediterranean Studies instructs undergraduates and administers the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies MA program. A well-rounded candidate will advise undergraduate majors at all levels of their studies, mentor seniors on independent projects covering various topics, and serve as an advisor and mentor to graduate students working on MA papers or theses. Our full-time teaching load is 4 courses per year (2 courses per semester). A Ph.D. in Ancient History, Classics, Classical Studies, Greek, or related fields is required.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff, and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students to live and work in a pluralistic society.

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2023 with a rolling deadline extending to October 30, 2023. Letters of recommendation will be solicited once a short list of candidates is compiled for Zoom interviews to be held in mid-November 2023. Applications, submitted online through AcademicJobsOnline at should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter to include a brief statement of research, teaching experience, and how the candidate will contribute to the social justice mission of Brandeis (no longer than two pages)
  • Writing sample (under 30 pages)
  • One-page research statement describing the candidate's ongoing work and five-year goals.
  • One-page teaching statement on the candidate's efforts to represent to students the diversity of ancient Mediterranean world
  • Names of three references (no actual letters, only names and email addresses )

Questions about the position may be directed to Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom at

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.