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The Classics Department at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Classics/Latin, with a research and teaching emphasis on Latin poetry of the late Republic and Augustan Age (i.e., dissertation and/or significant research on one or a combination of the following: Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Horace, Virgil, and Ovid). The Search Committee would appreciate it if scholars whose research interests lie in Latin prose or Greek poetry/prose would not apply. Inappropriate applications will not be considered. The position commences in the Fall Semester (late August 1999). The salary is competitive, (figure dependent upon qualifications and experience). In addition there are regular opportunities for summer teaching. Applications from candidates with some experience in teaching and research will be given preference. Qualifications include Ph.D. in Classics (or closely related field) in hand or awarded at the latest by 30 June 1999; ability to teach courses at all levels in Latin language and literature and through the upper division in Greek; proficiency and productivity in original scholarship are imperative; ability and eagerness to teach large lecture courses in classical civilizations and literature. Some competence in computerized instructional methods would be welcome.

Assignment is to (a) teach Latin on all levels from beginning to graduate, Greek through at least upper division; (b) maintain a program of original research and active publication; (c) teach undergraduate lecture course in classical civilization and literature; (d) supervise graduate TA's in beginning Latin; (e) perform other departmental service. Letter of application plus a complete dossier (including curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference) must be postmarked no later than 13 November 1998. Send all materials to: Professor Gareth Schmeling, Chair, Latin Search Committee, Classics Department, PO Box 117435, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7435, (Tel. 352-392-2075; Fax 352-846-0297; e-mail . Selected candidates will be interviewed at the APA/AIA meeting in Washington DC in December, 1998. Special notice for candidates who do not possess US citizenship or do not have immigration status which allows them to reside permanently in the USA: since the Department is searching for an assistant professor, tenure accruing, the Search Committee can interview only those candidates who have or will have by 30 June 1999 permanent residency status in the USA

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action institution. Applications from minorities and women are encouraged. The Classics Department will actively search for minority and female candidates.