Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Ancient
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of the Classics
Position Description: The Department of the Classics seeks to
appoint a tenure-track professor in Ancient History. Applications
are invited from candidates specializing in any aspect of the
ancient Mediterranean world from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022.
The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels and will be expected to
participate fully in the activities of the Department of the
Classics, the Ancient Studies program, and Harvard's broader
community of scholars of the ancient world.
assistant, associate, faculty, instructor, tenure track
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Classics, ancient history, Greek history, Roman history, ancient
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate or terminal degree in Ancient
History or related discipline required by the time the appointment
Additional Qualifications: An inclusive vision for the study of the
ancient world, promise of scholarly excellence, and a strong
commitment to teaching are desired.
Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through
the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10456)
no later than Thursday, September 2, 2021. Applicants are
encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible in order
to ensure timely receipt of letters of recommendation.
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching and advising statement, describing philosophy and
4. Research statement
5. Statement on past, current, and anticipated future efforts to
encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging
6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked
by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation
once the candidate's application has been submitted. Three letters
of recommendation are required, and the application is considered
complete only when at least three letters have been received. At
least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the
primary advisor for the candidate's undergraduate, graduate, or
7. Writing sample of approximately 25 pages double-spaced.
Timetable to Appointment: It is anticipated that two rounds of
interviews will be conducted by video-conference October 13-24 and
finalists' campus visits will take place November 1-18.
Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation,
pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other
characteristic protected by law.
Contact Information: Professor David F. Elmer, Chair, Search
Committee, Department of the Classics, Faculty of Arts and
Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.
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