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 The Department of Classics at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship, to begin in September 2019. Candidates must demonstrate broad and innovative intellectual interests, outstanding scholarly abilities, and commitment to teaching. Primary focus may be Greek or Roman. We are especially interested in candidates who combine a command of Greek and Latin texts with attention to performance, material culture, and/or reception.

The successful candidate will contribute to the department's innovative undergraduate curriculum and cross-disciplinary faculty collaborations for graduate education in cognate disciplines including comparative literary studies, philosophy, political science, art history, theatre, history, and English. This position carries a teaching load of four quarter-long courses.

A doctoral degree is required by the time the appointment begins. Applications received by November 1, 2018, will be assured of full consideration. Please submit all materials through the interface accessible at

 Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Diego, January 3–6, 2019. Inquiries may be directed to Alison Witt-Janssen,, or to Marianne Hopman,

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please read ALL instructions and prepare before proceeding to the application page:

  1. Please prepare PDF files and determine three references (for a description of what files are needed, see below). Only then should you proceed to the online application portal. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications, and partial applications cannot be saved and worked on at a later time.
  2. In the application portal, please complete the OFFICIAL CONTACT INFORMATION and ACADEMIC INFORMATION sections.
  3. LIST OF REFERENCES SECTION: You will list three referees, along with their email addresses. One referee must by your dissertation advisor. If none of the drop-down options accurately describes a referee, please select “other” from the drop-down menu.

Only after you submit your complete online application will your references receive instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation. Although referees have until November 15, 2018 to submit letters, we will begin reviewing files on November 1. Therefore, we urge you to submit your applications early and ask you to encourage your referees to submit letters promptly.

  1. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS SECTION. Please upload the following application documents (PDFs) in the application portal. No document may exceed 8M in size. File names should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such characters.

(1)       A cover letter;

(2)       A curriculum vitae;

(3)       A writing sample of 5,000-7,000 words;

(4)       A research statement of no more than 2 pages;

(5)       A teaching statement of no more than 2 pages;

(6)       Evidence of teaching excellence;

Questions about the application? Please contact Alison Witt-Janssen,

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