CUNY Assistant Professor - Ancient History (Classical and Oriental Studies) in New York, New York


The Department of Classical and Oriental Studies of Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Classics position, beginning fall 2017. Area of specialization is ancient history.The successful candidate will be expected to teach a series of courses in ancient history in translation and in the original, Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels and Latin at the MA level, as well as Greek and Roman literature in translation, classical civilization courses, and specialized topic courses. There will be opportunities to teach in the various honors programs at Hunter and there may be a future possibility of teaching at the CUNY Graduate Center’s MA/PhD Program in Classics. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or strong promise of excellence in both research and publication and in the teaching of Greek and Latin. Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


PhD degree in Classics or History by June 2017 is required. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence or strong promise of excellence in both research and publication and in the teaching of ancient history, Greek, and Latin.


CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Compensation is commensurate with experience within the range for this title.


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Required application materials must include a letter of application describing teaching and research interests, CV, writing sample (in pdf format), graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation (see below). Material in the candidate’s possession should be uploaded to our job posting system. Other material, including confidential letters of recommendation, should be sent to Classics Search Committee,


For full consideration, all materials should be received by December 10, 2016. Initial interviews will be conducted at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America in Toronto, Canada, Jan. 5-8, 2017.


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Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Ancient History (Classical and Oriental Studies)

Job ID: 15925

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular