Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Ancient and Medieval Studies

Position ID:MIT-Program in Ancient and Medieval Studies-LECTURER [#24436]
Position Title: Lecturer in Greek Language, Literature, and History
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Classics / Ancient History, Greek Language and Literature, Greek and Latin Language, Biblical Greek
Appl Deadline:2023/04/07 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/03/03, finished 2023/10/14)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Lecturer I, MIT Ancient and Medieval Studies Program


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s History and Literature Faculties invite applications for a jointly-appointed full-time Lecturer in Ancient and Medieval Studies (AMS) with a focus on Greek language, literature, and history.

We seek an experienced educator who complements the research and teaching excellence in AMS, an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that draws students and faculty from across the core disciplines of History, Literature, Architecture, Music, and Philosophy. The ideal candidate has at least two years of teaching experience at the university level. Master’s is required; a PhD in Classics or a related field (degree in hand by June 30, 2023) is preferred. 

The primary responsibility is teaching three subjects each semester. Courses to be taught annually are The Ancient World: Greece and Greek I/II (Intro Greek). The successful candidate will complement that core with additional subjects that expand on current AMS offerings, which may include: advanced topics in History, a ten-day January term study program in Greece, topics in ancient authors and literature. The ability to teach Latin and/or the Bible (Hebrew Bible and New Testament) is desirable. We welcome scholars specializing in any field related to the pre-modern Hellenic world, including Hellenistic, Early Christian, and Byzantine Studies.

The position demands dynamic and innovative teaching and entails substantive engagement with students during MIT’s nine-month academic year. We seek applicants who have the ability to cooperate with faculty, students, and staff of all backgrounds and who are committed to encouraging and supporting our diverse student body. In addition, we seek professionals who embrace empathy, courage, and self-reflection, and who will contribute to our program’s goals of inclusivity and equity.

Two-year appointment guaranteed, pending successful review in the first year. Indefinite renewals based on mutual agreement may be possible based on funding.

Interviews will be conducted remotely over Zoom. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should include a cover letter; CV; names of three referees (to be contacted for letters as needed), at least one of whom focuses on teaching; list of classes taught or designed; a teaching statement of less than 1000 words; and teaching evaluations. Finalists will be asked to submit a syllabus for The Ancient World: Greece and a literary topic of their choice. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Complete applications should be submitted by April 7, 2023 via

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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Cambridge, MA 02139