Friday, 21 October 2016


The University of Southern California is currently offering four full-time positions in Classics. Please read the full job description below:
"The USC Department of Classics, having received a generous gift, has been authorized to hire FOUR new full-time tenure-line faculty, open rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor). Positions will be available as of August 15, 2017. The new positions are expressions of the University's commitment to classical studies as a central component of humanistic inquiry. Applications are invited from scholars who have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and who meet both of the following criteria:
(1) Broad competence in Greek and Latin language, literature, and culture, as demonstrated by a Ph.D. in Classics or a closely allied field.
(2) A holistic approach to classical antiquity in relation to other periods or cultures. This breadth can be demonstrated by a research or teaching commitment to a culture, historical period, or academic discipline beyond Classics. The Department seeks to encourage collaboration between current faculty and new hires as well as among those joining the department.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (a published paper, dissertation chapter, conference presentation, etc.), and the names of three referees who will be contacted by USC. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . The positions will remain open until they are filled. The department will start reviewing applications on November 11.
The University of Southern California is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information on these policies is available by contacting
Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Thomas Habinek, Head of Recruitment, Department of Classics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA  90089-0352  ("

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