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Job ID: 128869

Assistant Professor
Emory University

Date Posted Sep. 10, 2019
Title Assistant Professor
University Emory University
Atlanta, GA, United States
Department Classics
Application Deadline Nov. 15, 2019
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Classics

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS: Emory University, Atlanta, GA – 2 positions

Area of specialty: Generalist: Greek and Roman language, literature and culture

The Department of Classics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2020. Qualified candidates should have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. We seek dynamic and innovative scholar/teachers with wide ranging interests in the ancient world and a strong research trajectory. We especially welcome candidates who bring interdisciplinary perspectives, able to complement existing strengths within the department and engage with students who seek to combine the humanistic with the pre-professional in their undergraduate experience. These perspectives may include but are not limited to ancient science and medicine, law, digital humanities and data science, classical reception, and material culture.

The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student population diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender and religion. Teaching responsibilities include Greek and/or Latin at all levels as well as courses in classical literature and culture in translation. These courses range in size from 15 to 115 students, and in format from freshman seminars to large lectures. Course load is 2-2. The candidate will also contribute to the department tradition of fostering and mentoring undergraduate research in year-long honors theses and other forms of engagement with the discipline. We welcome applicants whose experience in community service, academic research, teaching or outreach will help them contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity in scholarship and mentoring.

Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio:
- a letter of application
- CV
- research statement
- three confidential letters of recommendation
- a writing sample of approximately 20-30 pages
- a 2-4 page teaching statement detailing experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students of diverse backgrounds

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Interviews will be conducted via Skype/Zoom.

Questions about the positions may be directed to Sandy Blakely, Chair, Department of Classics For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

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Contact Information

  • Sandy Blakely
    Emory University
    Classics Dept, Emory University
    221 F Candler Library
    Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404 727 2904
  • 404 727 0223


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