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Assistant Professor in Classical Studies (tenure track)

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 19th, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Department of Comparative Literature and Languages
2018-2019 Academic Year

The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Classical Studies at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a scholar with a Ph.D. in Classics or a comparable field, with (1) strong abilities in Greek language, literature and culture and (2) expertise in Latin/Roman language, literature and culture or another literary, linguistic and cultural area of the ancient Mediterranean, including North Africa, or area of the comparative study of antiquity. Expertise that extends the boundaries of what has traditionally encompassed Classical Studies, including intersections between Classics and Asian Studies, Medieval Studies, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, critical theory and translation studies, and modern reception studies of the Classical world, is especially welcome.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Position: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Classical Studies

Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a PhD in Classical Studies or a comparable field; Applicants may be ABD at the time of application; PhD required at time of appointment.


The successful candidate should be prepared to: (1) teach basic and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in Classics, primarily in Greek and secondarily in Latin and/or the candidate's other area of linguistic and cultural expertise; (2) contribute to our undergraduate programs in Classical Studies, Comparative Program in Ancient Civilizations, and Comparative Literature; and 3) contribute to the graduate program in Comparative Literature, and to the Tri-campus Ph.D. program in Classics as appropriate. The current standard teaching-load is four courses per year on the quarter system.

Application Procedure:

Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement of contributions to diversity, 3-5 letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations.

Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature: (

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by December 14, 2018.

Department Contact person (Search Committee Chair): Prof. Lisa Raphals

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research and Teaching Interests

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Writing Sample

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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