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Assistant Professor (Classics - Ancient Greek History)

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Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Assistant Professor

Ancient Greek History

Department of Classics



The Department of Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track position in ancient Greek history at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin on August 15, 2019.  The Department of Classics offers BA programs in Classics and Classical Civilization and MA and Ph.D. programs in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Ancient History, Bronze Age Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology. It is housed together with the Burnam Classics Library, whose collection is one of the largest and best in the world. More information about the department can be found at


Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Classics, History, or a related field is required prior to the date of appointment.


Candidates must demonstrate, through their writing sample or published work, a capacity for high-quality scholarly research in a field of ancient Greek history. They must have developed the ability, through their Ph.D. program or other experience, to teach ancient Greek and Roman history at all levels as well as Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature and classical civilization at the undergraduate level. They must show interest in working within an interdisciplinary department that educates students in ancient history, archaeology, and classical philology.


APPLICATION PROCESS:  Candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition #34065. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates should attach with the electronic application a cover letter (letter of application), a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of at least 20 pages. A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s intended contributions to the University’s goals of diversity and inclusion, through teaching, research and mentoring, is also required. Please use the Additional Documents feature to add these items. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent by e-mail to with the subject line "Ancient Greek History Search."


The committee will review applications starting November 15, 2018, and, where possible, conduct interviews at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Diego, January 3-6, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.


The University of Cincinnati is ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News & World Report has ranked it in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls it a “research heavyweight.” Forbes Magazine has credited it with one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.




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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 34065


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