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The Classics Program at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, beginning July 1, 2024. Rank is Assistant Professor with a starting salary range of $90,500 to $118,000, commensurate with qualifications and expertise.

Applicants’ research interests should focus on Ancient Mediterranean culture(s) outside of Europe (e.g., Ancient Egypt, North Africa, the Levant). We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching reorient traditional disciplinary boundaries, for instance by engaging with cross-cultural encounters within the Ancient Mediterranean world. The applicant’s field of research should complement the existing strengths of the program’s faculty.

Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers. They should have a strong research plan, a clear commitment to undergraduate education, and the ability to participate actively in the running of a small department. We particularly welcome candidates with demonstrated interest in improving access to the study of the Ancient Mediterranean for marginalized students. The successful candidate will work to expand course offerings at the undergraduate level and will take on a leadership role in the teaching of a large undergraduate lecture course. Teaching load is four courses per year, on the quarter system. Ph.D. in relevant field must be in hand before the first day of classes, September 25, 2024.

For full consideration applications should be received by November 1, 2023. The position is open until filled. Please contact the search committee chair, Anna Uhlig (, with any questions.

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Application Materials

Applicants should submit the following materials through the online application portal:

  1. a cover letter (describing research and teaching interests);
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (see here for guidelines:…);
  4. one publication or academic paper under twenty pages in length; and
  5. three (3) letters of recommendation.
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We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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