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Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Language & Literature, Classics

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Job Overview

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure track position in ancient Greek language and literature at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2022. Minimum qualification is a Ph.D. degree in Classics completed by May 1, 2022. Candidates must demonstrate, through their writing sample or published work, capacity for high-quality scholarly research. They must have the ability to teach ancient Greek and Latin languages at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as undergraduate courses in classical civilization.

The Department of Classics offers B.A. programs in Classics and Classical Civilization and M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Ancient History, Bronze Age Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology. The faculty thrive in an interdisciplinary environment that educates students in philology, ancient history, and archaeology. The department is housed together with the Burnam Classics Library, one of the largest and best collections of resources in Classics in the world, including a collection of Byzantine and Modern Greek resources. Full information about the department can be found on our website: http://classics.uc.edu.

Essential Functions

  • Teach ancient Greek and Latin languages at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as undergraduate courses in classical civilization. 
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students. 
  • Write and grade graduate examinations. 
  • Conduct research and publish in the field of ancient Greek and Latin.   
  • Serve on departmental committees, and serve on dissertation committees.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior to effective date of appointment, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Classics or a related field.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their scholarly research through a writing sample or published work.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application.  In addition to completing the online application form, candidates are required to attach a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of contribution to diversity and inclusion, and a writing sample of about 20 pages using the Additional Documents feature in our hiring system. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent by email to Classics@uc.edu with the subject line “Philology Search.”
The committee will review applications beginning November 5, 2021, and conduct interviews by Zoom. The position will remain open until filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependant on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 72562


Assistant Professor, Ancient Greek Language & Literature, Classics

Date:  Nov 9, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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