Assistant Professor of Classics

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00116PO19Advertised TitleAssistant Professor of ClassicsCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS Languages, Literatures, and CulturesAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures ( at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Roman Material and Literary Culture of the Imperial period. The successful candidate will be able to teach Latin and Ancient Greek at all levels, and will be prepared to teach Classical Studies courses at the undergraduate level, with the opportunity to teach at the graduate level in our Comparative Literature program. We especially welcome candidates who complement the existing interdisciplinary strengths of the Department and who engage with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches in their research and teaching.

Required Education and Experience

A Ph.D. in Classics, or related field completed by August 15, 2020 is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional requirements include demonstrated interest in promoting effective language teaching; a record of commitment to scholarly research; and expertise teaching at the college level.

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Desired Start Date08/16/2020Job Open Date09/12/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Candidates should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter, writing sample, name and contact information, including telephone number and email, for at least three references. Referees will not be contacted until the search has proceeded beyond its initial stages.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
    4. List of References and Contact Information
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Supporting Documents
    2. Research Portfolio
    3. Teaching Statement
    4. Research Statement




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    Posted: 9/14/2019
    Application Due: 1/16/2020
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