The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure track position in Latin and ancient Greek language and literature at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2020. Evidence of a completed Ph.D. in Classics is required by May 1, 2020. Candidates must demonstrate, through their writing sample or published work, capacity for high-quality scholarly research in Latin and/or ancient Greek language and literature. They must have acquired the capacity to teach ancient languages at both undergraduate and graduate levels and to conduct successful undergraduate courses in classical civilization. The candidate should have a breadth of knowledge necessary to work successfully in an interdisciplinary department that educates students in philology, ancient history, and archaeology.

The Department of Classics offers BA programs in Classics and Classical Civilization and MA and PhD programs in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, Ancient History, Bronze Age Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology. It is housed together with the Burnam Classics Library, one of the largest and best collections of resources in Classics in the world, including an important collection of Byzantine and Modern Greek resources. Full information about the department can be found on our website:

Candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition #40002. In addition to completing the online application form, candidates are required to attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of contribution to diversity and inclusion, and a writing sample of about 20 pages using the "attach additional documents" feature in our hiring system. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Philology Search.”

The committee will review applications beginning November 8, 2019, and, where possible, conduct interviews at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Washington D.C., January 2-5, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

REQ: 40002

Troy Monograph 10 book cover
Congratulations to the Troy team for the publication of Troy Excavation Project Final Reports: West Sanctuary I. This hefty 571 page volume presents the Archaic through Classical period remains from the West Sanctuary, first excavated by Blegen. The volume includes chapters by Carolyn Aslan on the Archaic period, Kathleen Lynch on the Classical period, and Mark Lawall on the Archaic and Classical amphoras. John Wallrodt did the handsome layout of the publication including image preparation, and Brian Rose and Kathleen Lynch did the final editing. John also shepherded the publication through its many stages of preparation. 

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Katleen Lynch holding a skyphos

We are excited to announce that our very own Kathleen Lynch is about to begin her work as a Getty Scholar, especially since she is the first UC scholar to receive this fellowship! This year’s Getty Scholars are examining the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651 through a number of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary projects. Kathleen’s own work will focus on Athenian pottery in the Achaemenid empire.      

She shares with us: "My research project will examine the importation of Athenian-made ceramics to the Persian Empire, which reached from modern Turkey to Egypt and east to Armenia. During the 5th century B.C. Athenian potters produced high quality ceramic vessels decorated with elaborate figural imagery. These Athenian products found markets around the Mediterranean, including to the Persian world. Recent research persuasively shows that the Athenian potters designed some of their products—both shape and decoration—to appeal to non-Greek consumers in Italy. My project will explore the market for Athenian pottery to the east, to Persia, to ask if there are similar patterns of direct marketing. In this period, Athens and Persia were political enemies, yet it is clear that Persians used and valued Athenian pottery. In this light, what cultural function did the imported Athenian pottery have in the Persian world? Past scholarship has addressed the impact of Persian art on Athenian culture; this project will turn the tables and consider the impact of Athenian art on Persian culture."

To find out more about this project, check out the Getty's scholar site:

Eleni Hatzaki, Paschalis Zafeiriadis, and Jack Davis pose in regalia after a defense

This fall semester three of the University of Cincinnati's graduate students in the classics made their formal dissertation defenses. Our hearty congratulations on successful defenses to Alexandros Laftsidis, Paschalis Zafeiriadis, and Catherine Baker!

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