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The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in our faculty of Classics with a specialization in Latin literature, culture, and language. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. Arizona State University is a public university like no other, eminent to preeminent in innovation, inclusiveness, and ambition. The Classics faculty in SILC teach a growing number of inquisitive and engaged students in our two major programs in Classics and Classical Civilizations and our new minor in Classics, while the imagination and energy of our faculty reach a much larger number of students using our courses in other majors and programs. That teaching should be animated and enriched by a productive research program that takes advantage of ASU opportunities and that contributes meaningfully to international work in the broad domain of Latinity.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses centered in Latin literature and Roman culture but ranging as widely as candidate enthusiasm and student interest allows (teaching load 2-2); conduct research; participate in service to the university and profession as appropriate to rank; and be a force for innovation and inclusion among colleagues and students. Possible research partners at ASU include but are far from limited to the Institute for Humanities Research, the Desert Humanities initiative, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Dreamscape Learn (innovating virtual reality in pedagogy) and the ASU Veterans Center.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field at the time of hire.
  • Reading and scholarly proficiency in Latin.
  • Strong evidence of an active research program.
  • Demonstrated experience and imagination in teaching the literature, culture, and language of ancient Rome in multiple modalities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Research focus in Latin texts and authors, with preference for work in fields where ASU aspires to distinction, including but not limited to environmental humanities, classical reception, veteran’s studies, or digital humanities.
  • Reading and pedagogical proficiency in classical Greek.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new courses interpreting the ancient world to contemporary students, with resourceful use of emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated success engaging diverse student populations.

ASU operates under a charter that sets forth its ambitions and expectations of all who share in our work:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who embody that spirit. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting

Application Materials

To apply

Applicants should apply online at Please submit electronically the following materials:

  1. A current curriculum vitae.
  2. A letter addressed to Prof. James J. O’Donnell, Search Committee Chair, outlining research program, teaching philosophy, and how the applicant's experiences fit the qualifications listed above.
  3. The names, positions, and contact information (including email addresses) of three references, who may be contacted directly.
  4. Documentation as available of success in teaching should also be provided.

Initial application deadline is December 16, 2023. If not filled, subsequent applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.


For questions about the application process, please contact James J. O’Donnell at

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