The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University
of Houston (UH) invites outstanding candidates from Classical
Studies to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The purpose of this
position is to advance the department's research and teaching
profile. Successful candidates should demonstrate potential for
publishing high quality research. They will be expected to pursue
an independent research agenda that compliments existing strengths
of the Department. As part of their duties, candidates will explore
curricular development related to Classical Studies which can
inform and expand the UH World Culture and Literatures Program
offerings. In this context, special consideration would go to a
scholar interested in the ancient Mediterranean and, ideally,
familiar with Near Eastern, Indian, and Judaic cultures and can
teach courses that incorporate those areas in a broadly defined
ancient studies context.
We are also very interested in a scholar who can develop course
content for core Classics classes that is linked to athletics and
the culture of the body (in literature and the visual arts) in
antiquity and its reception in the contemporary context. A strong
candidate will have demonstrated ability to include digital
humanities methodologies in research and teaching.
The fellow must be in residence at the University of Houston during
the academic year, participate in department events and teach one
undergraduate course per semester. The initial appointment will
be for one year, with an option for reappointment for another year
based on funding and performance.
The position begins 08/15/2022 . Individuals should plan on having
completed their doctorate degree and defended prior to start date.
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
UH is a growing urban research institution and its student body
reflects the racial, ethnic, and international diversity of the
Houston metropolitan area. Located in the fourth largest city in
the U.S., Houston is home to one of the largest medical centers in
the world, numerous energy corporations, and a vibrant arts
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and
continue until position is filled.
Required Degree: Doctorate
Minimum Requirements: A PhD in Classics or a closely related field
must be obtained before the start date.
Required application materials: Cover letter with research
statement, CV, sample of written work.
Special instructions: Please provide names and contact information
(email addresses) for three references. Official transcripts are
required for the appointment and will be requested upon selection
of the final candidate.