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The Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES) and the Integrated Liberal Studies Program (ILS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite applications from scholars working in ancient medicine or the intersection of health and the humanities in antiquity, including intellectual historians, for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a tenure home in CANES.

The successful candidate will show promise for developing a robust and original research program, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and a commitment to service, including curricular development and program building.

Teaching responsibilities will be divided evenly between CANES and ILS, including a minimum of one course required for the ILS certificate program (ILS203: Western Culture - Literature and the Arts I and/or ILS400: Capstone Integration Seminar) and one Ancient Greek language course in CANES each academic year. Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate students in CANES, participation in the undergraduate Health and the Humanities Certificate Program, and ongoing responsibility for CANES popular undergraduate course on Greek and Latin origins of medical terms. The general teaching load is 4 courses per year, 2 per semester, and includes occasional graduate seminars in Greco-Roman studies.

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

The Department of Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies and the Integrated Liberal Studies Program at UW-Madison are highly rated and leaders in their field. Both programs are multidisciplinary and have a highly collaborative environment.

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Application Materials

Interested candidates will find the position announcement at (PVL 287559). 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 22, 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 websites: and, or direct questions to either Professor Alex Dressler, or Professor Daniel Kapust,

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