Skip to main content


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of Classics – Assistant Professor. The Department of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Roman History, to begin in the fall semester of 2024. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in the Roman Empire and in one or more of the following areas: social history, slavery, race and ethnicity, law. We seek a colleague whose research can enhance our department’s strength in the cultures and literatures of the empire, who is interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, and who can make significant contributions to our undergraduate and graduate programs. Duties will include teaching assigned courses (two per semester), conducting research, writing for publication, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Candidates must be prepared to teach graduate seminars and courses at all undergraduate levels in ancient history, and language courses in either Latin or Ancient Greek at the undergraduate level.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Each year Washington University publishes a Safety and Security brochure that details what to do and whom to contact in an emergency. This report also publishes the federally required annual security and fire safety reports, containing campus crime and fire statistics as well as key university policies and procedures. You may access the Safety and Security brochure at


A Ph.D. in Classics, Ancient History, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment (July 1, 2024) for employment at this rank.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, course evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio []. Inquiries may be sent to Tim Moore, Chair of the Department of Classics

Applications received on or before October 23, 2023 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.