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Position Description

The Department of Classics at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to research and teach Roman history in a global context, which might involve empire studies, citizenship, reception, comparative approaches, post-colonial approaches, or migration and mobility.

The successful applicant will

  • teach graduate-level courses on Roman history/historiography and related topics
  • work effectively with diverse student and community populations, including mentoring undergraduates and graduates with various backgrounds
  • teach undergraduate lecture courses and seminars designed for broad student interest
  • teach Latin or Greek at all levels (undergraduate and graduate)
  • contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments of the Department, University, and/or field
  • be expected to maintain an active research agenda with promise of a monograph and peer-reviewed publications
  • strengthen connections or make new connections between the Department and other units across the University

The appointment begins September 16, 2024 and is a full-time (100% FTE) position with a 9-month service period. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. A typical teaching load consists of five courses over three quarters.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $8,333 to $12,222 per month on a 9-month basis ($75,000 to $110,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Classics, or a related field, in hand at the time of appointment. Those who are ABD will also be considered.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

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Application Materials

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • a letter of interest
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a statement of current and future research plans (maximum three pages)
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including ability to teach ancient language(s) (maximum three pages)
  • a statement of how you would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Department, University, and/or field (maximum two pages)
  • a writing sample: either a published journal article or book chapter, or a dissertation chapter and abstract

These materials should be submitted by way of Interfolio ( Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor Alexander Hollmann, Chair of the Search Committee (

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via Zoom in early December and finalists will be invited to visit the campus in mid- to late January.

Preference will be given to dossiers received by October 6, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.