Assistant Professor

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job description

The Department of Classics at Princeton University announces a position in Roman History of the imperial period at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track), specialization open, to begin in September 2018. Candidates with a special interest in material culture are also encouraged to apply. Teaching opportunities for the successful candidate will include graduate seminars, undergraduate courses in lecture as well as seminar format, and language courses. Candidates are expected to have the PhD in hand by the start of the appointment.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply online at with cover letter, CV, writing sample of not more than 30 pages, and the names of three referees.

Applicants should ask their referees to write by November 6, 2017, when applications will begin to be reviewed by the search committee. Applicants who wish to be considered for interviews at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Boston, January 4th-7th, 2018, should have all materials submitted by November 6, 2017 for review.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

The University Center for Human Values was established in 1990 by an interdisciplinary faculty group led by founding director Amy Gutmann, at the time professor of politics at Princeton and now president of the University of Pennsylvania. The aim was to deepen and enhance collaboration at Princeton among scholars across the disciplines with a shared commitment to research and teaching about values in public and private life.