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The University of Richmond Department of Classical Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with an active research program in Greek language, literature, and/or culture and strong potential for generating student interest and sustained enrollments in ancient Greek. We are interested in considering a broad range of areas of expertise, including, but not limited to bilingualism, comparative literature, dialectology, digital humanities, epigraphy, Greek law and political theory, lexicography, oral-traditional poetry, paleography, papyrology, spoken language pedagogy, and textual transmission. Research interests may include, but are not limited to race, identity, and ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean, global antiquities, theater and performance, and ancient magic, medicine, myth, religion, and ritual.

In addition to courses in Greek, the successful candidate will be expected to offer engaging courses in translation as well as in their area(s) of expertise or research specialization, mentor undergraduate student research, and contribute to the Latin program as needed. The regular teaching load will be five courses per academic year. A completed Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Classics or a related field is expected prior to appointment.

The Department of Classical Studies aims to broaden the range of scholarly specialties, viewpoints, and experiences represented within our department. The successful candidate will help to expand the curriculum by offering courses that deepen a student’s understanding of power, inequity, diversity, and identity in antiquity. We are therefore especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, people of all genders, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and first-generation college students.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. Richmond’s Department of Classical Studies has six full-time, tenure-stream positions and maintains a vibrant academic program that enrolls a broad array of students each semester while successfully training a small cadre each year for graduate studies in art, archaeology, classics, history, law, linguistics, medicine, and theology. For more information on the department and its programs, please see Review of applications will commence October 25, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries about this position to Professor Elizabeth Baughan (, chair of the search committee.

Application Materials

Applicants should apply online at and submit:

  • a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three references.
  • a cover letter including discussion of the applicant’s research interests and goals and how they might involve undergraduate student research.
  • a sample or excerpt of published or unpublished scholarship (15-25 pages)
  • a teaching statement (two pages maximum) articulating the applicant’s teaching philosophy, interests, and commitment to inclusive pedagogies and undergraduate mentoring. Applicants should specifically address their experience in and approach to teaching ancient Greek and/or Latin with the aim of generating student interest and sustained enrollments and should describe how they would teach a course that concerns issues of power, inequity, diversity, and identity in antiquity.
  • a statement on equity and inclusivity (two pages maximum) discussing the applicant’s relevant knowledge, experience, and plans for future contributions at the University of Richmond via teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service.
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