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The Department of Classics at Stanford University invites applications for the post of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Greek or Latin literature, specializing in one or more of the following areas: Latin literature of later antiquity (3rd-7th centuries); Latin poetry of the Augustan period; Greek prose (non-philosophical); post-Classical Greek literature. In addition, we welcome applicants with demonstrated skills in text-based ancillary disciplines (palaeography, epigraphy, papyrology) and broader interests in the theory and history of literature.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and should exhibit the potential to make scholarly contributions of the highest significance and impact. Applicants should be committed to teaching courses in the original languages and in translation, at all levels, as well as to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The annual teaching load is four courses over three quarters. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2024.

The application process will close on November 1, 2023. Preliminary interviews will take place over Zoom in December 2023; campus visits will take place in January 2024. Candidates should apply through Stanford Faculty Positions and submit:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including a publication list)
  • a research and teaching statement (no more than three single-spaced pages)
  • a brief (no more than 300 words) summary of their expected research program
  • In addition, candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online.

The Department of Classics, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

The salary range for this position is $105,000 - $112,863 for 2024-25.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of Classics may be found at Inquiries may be directed to Claudia Ortega, Director of Finance and Operations,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.