Overview

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Classical Studies has been authorized to make an appointment in Ancient Greek language and literature at the tenure track (assistant) or tenured (associate or full) level, beginning in September 2019.

We invite applications from candidates qualified to teach Ancient Greek literature with active research interests that complement those of the present faculty and that will contribute to building a strong program in literary studies. Tragedy, lyric, and Hellenistic poetry are especially welcome. While strengths in the traditional areas of classical philology are important, this position also requires someone whose research and teaching reveal a commitment to literature, literary approaches both theoretical and reception-based, and a broad appreciation of related topics in, for example, gender and sexuality studies, post-colonial theory, discourse analysis, critical race theory, psychoanalytic approaches, etc.

The successful candidate will be involved in all levels of teaching and curriculum development in addition to training of graduate students, including teaching specialized seminars and survey courses, and supervising dissertations. Our full-time teaching load is 4 courses per year (2 courses per semester). As a public institution, the University of Michigan seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, we encourage all applicants to describe in their letter of application how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities.

A Ph.D. in Classics or relevant discipline and publication and teaching records of academic excellence consistent with the level of the appointment at a research university. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2019.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to lsa-classearch@umich.edu. Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

  • Cover letter addressed to the Chair, Ancient Greek Literature Search Committee
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of current and future research plans
  • Article or chapter-length writing sample (maximum 30 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
  • Three letters of reference (for assistant professor) or names and contact information of suggested reviewers (for associate or full professor).