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Assistant Professor - Classics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Classics

Title: Assistant Professor - Classics

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Classics at the University of Washington has been authorized to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Classics. Candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and engage in research that could include the following: Greek drama, race and ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world, and digital humanities. The successful applicant will mentor students and teach a wide variety of courses at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs, both in Greek and Latin and in translation. As an increasingly diverse public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates who will work effectively with diverse student and community populations. We are looking for applicants who are prepared to contribute to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The appointment begins 16 September 2020 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.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Classics, or a related field, in hand at the time of appointment and must demonstrate experience in using historical, theoretical, and humanistic approaches in research and/or teaching.


Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • a letter of interest
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • at least 3 letters of recommendation
  • a statement of current and future research plans
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (maximum three pages)
  • a statement of how you would contribute to the department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (maximum one page)
  • a writing sample: either a published journal article or book chapter, or a dissertation chapter and abstract.

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

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies in Washington DC in early January.

Preference will be given to dossiers received by October 15, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian,
staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
responsibilities (