Ohio State University, Classics

Position ID:OSU-Classics-GREEK [#22257]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Early Greek Epic
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Classics / Greek and Latin Language
Appl Deadline:2022/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/04, finished 2023/05/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Description: The Department of Classics at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for a scholar with a research profile focusing primarily on Early Greek Epic. Candidates should be able to teach Greek and Latin at all levels, in addition to graduate research seminars, Classics undergraduate courses, and general education offerings. Interests that enhance the Department’s scholarly or teaching strengths in areas such as religion and myth and cross-cultural engagements with epic traditions are welcome, as is leadership in new directions. The Department strongly supports interdisciplinary initiatives, and our faculty are broadly engaged with other departments, centers, programs, and individual colleagues across the university, representing such units as the Center for the Study of Religion, as well as the Departments of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, History, Art, History of Art, and Comparative Studies.


This appointment will begin August 15, 2023, and the successful applicant must have PhD in hand in Classics or a related field by the appointment date that confers the equivalent training in both the ancient Greek and Latin languages by the start of employment. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred, as is a trajectory for producing original peer-reviewed research. ABDs welcome to apply. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check).

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22257. A complete application for initial consideration consists of: a cover letter, including a statement of their research interests and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae including a list of college-level courses taught; a research sample (no more than 30 pages); a diversity statement which articulates the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to and leadership in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement; and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to search committee chair Professor Benjamin Acosta-Hughes acosta-hughes.1@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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The Ohio State University
Department of Classics
414 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210