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The Department of Classics and Letters in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure track) of exceptional ability with research and teaching interests in the history, culture or political thought of the ancient Greek world. The typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.

We seek a dynamic researcher and teacher who complements the current strengths of the department. The first academic unit founded at the University, the Department of Classics and Letters, with its two interwoven intellectual strands, is unique in composition and student opportunities. Our Classics faculty embrace scholarly interests ranging from Archaic Greek poetry to Roman oratory to Mediterranean archaeology to Late Antiquity and the Christian East. Our Letters faculty specializes in Early Modern and Modern Literature, the History of Political Thought, and the History of the U.S. Constitution. The department also houses two centers, the University of Oklahoma Center for Classical Archaeology and the Institute for American Constitutional Heritage.

The successful candidate will be chosen to strengthen and enhance creative and interdisciplinary linkages within our department. The candidate will also engage with other University of Oklahoma resources, including (among others) the Departments of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

Application Materials

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, current C.V., writing sample, and contact information for three letters of recommendation to Additional materials may be requested later. To be guaranteed full consideration, please submit all application materials by November 15, 2023. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 16, 2023; the search will remain open until filled.

Inquiries should be direct to the search committee co-chairs:

Professor Susan E. Alcock and Professor Ellen Greene

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