Department of ClassicsUniversity of Cincinnati
Department of Classics

The Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient History, to begin August 1, 2012. Candidates are expected to teach ancient history at all levels as well as ancient Greek and Latin and classical civilization; they should provide evidence, through their dissertation or publications, for high-quality scholarly potential in Greek or Roman history. A Ph.D. in Classics, History, or a related field is required for appointment. Diverse teaching experience and publications are highly desirable.

The department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Classics and has recently expanded to 14 full-time faculty lines, including ancient historians, archaeologists, and philologists. The graduate program is one of the largest in the country, with 35-40 students in residence. The Department is housed as a single unit with offices, classrooms, lecture halls, and library occupying adjoining floors. The John M. Burnam Classical Library contains the largest Classics, Byzantine, and Modern Greek collection in the world. Full information about the department is available at

Faculty are expected to make significant contributions to knowledge through research and publication, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses with excellence, and to fulfill reasonable service obligations to the scholarly and local communities.

Candidates should register for the position (211UC1748) online at and attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. Preliminary inquiries can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Peter van Minnen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Candidates should also have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor van Minnen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the Ancient History Search Committee, c/o Professor Peter van Minnen, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, 410 Blegen Library, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0226. The committee will start reviewing applications on November 15, 2011. Where possible, we will conduct preliminary interviews at the APA/AIA annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, January 5-8, 2012. The position will remain open until filled. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.