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The Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Classical Studies with a specialization in Latin literature. The Department is most interested in candidates whose work bridges disciplines, especially in growth areas in the humanities, such as law and legal culture, ethnic studies, ancient information technologies or systems of knowledge, and science and technology.

The successful candidate will show promise for developing a robust and original research program, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and a commitment to service to the department and field.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide variety of courses in Latin and Greek languages, including graduate-level courses, as well as courses in translation, especially for undergraduate students in the above-mentioned growth areas. The teaching load is 4 courses per year (2 courses per semester), including at least one large lecture course for a general undergraduate audience, and regular graduate seminars.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will mentor students, conduct scholarly research, and provide department, university, and community service as appropriate for faculty at the rank of Assistant Professors.

The Department of Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies and the College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all of us - students, staff, and faculty - can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which all of us feel a great sense of belonging. There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up for each other.

Madison is the state's capital city and is well known for offering a small town feel in a medium-sized city. It is a great place to raise a family and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools and outdoor recreation.

Application Materials

Interested candidates will find the position announcement at (PVL 287230), click on the Apply Now button and submit: (1) a cover letter describing research, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching statement, including discussion of successes and challenges in the classroom, innovative approaches to student-centered learning, and experience with and strategies for communicating with students from diverse backgrounds and 3-5 sample syllabi; (4) a list of references with contact information for requesting letters of recommendation.

For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than 11:55pm on November 15, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications.

Additional materials, including the actual letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations may be requested at a later stage. Initial interviews will be conducted remotely in January in the expectation of on-campus visits for finalists in February and March. For additional information, please consult the departmental website:, or direct questions to Professor Alex Dressler,

Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here:

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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