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Assistant Professor of Classics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Classics

Title: Assistant Professor of Classics

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Classics at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to research and teach Roman history in a global context, which might involve empire studies, citizenship, reception, comparative approaches, post-colonial approaches, or migration and mobility. 


The successful applicant will

  • teach graduate-level courses on Roman history/historiography and related topics
  • work effectively with diverse student and community populations, including mentoring undergraduates and graduates with various backgrounds
  • teach undergraduate lecture courses and seminars designed for broad student interest 
  • teach Latin or Greek at all levels (undergraduate and graduate)
  • contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments of the Department, University, and/or field
  • be expected to maintain an active research agenda with promise of a monograph and peer-reviewed publications
  • strengthen connections or make new connections between the Department and other units across the University

The appointment begins September 16, 2024 and is a full-time (100% FTE) position with a 9-month service period. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. A typical teaching load consists of five courses over three quarters.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $8,333 to $12,222 per month on a 9-month basis ($75,000 to $110,000 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Classics, or a related field, in hand at the time of appointment. Those who are ABD will also be considered.


Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • a letter of interest
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a statement of current and future research plans (maximum three pages)      
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including ability to teach ancient language(s) (maximum three pages)
  • a statement of how you would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Department, University, and/or field (maximum two pages)
  • a writing sample: either a published journal article or book chapter, or a dissertation chapter and abstract
  • names and contact information of three references to be contacted in the case of long-listed candidates.

These materials should be submitted by way of Interfolio. Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor Alexander Hollmann, Chair of the Search Committee (


Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via Zoom in early December and finalists will be invited to visit the campus in mid- to late January.


Preference will be given to dossiers received by October 6, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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