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Professor, Latin Literature and Culture (open-rank)

University of California, Los Angeles
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Professor, Latin Literature and Culture (open-rank)
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06670

The Department of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in Latin literature and culture at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with tenure, effective July 1, 2022. We invite applicants who are advanced Assistant Professors or mid- to advanced-career scholars with interests from across the range of ancient Latin literature and culture who would expand the department's current strengths; applications would be particularly welcome from scholars with special expertise in: the literature and culture of the Republican period; the Latin literary cultures of Late Antiquity; “low” literary genres, such as comedy and satire; sociological approaches to Latin literature, including the study of subaltern and marginalized groups.

Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will have a record of high-quality scholarship and a commitment to similar future production. They will also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring and to teaching a wide variety of courses at all levels of our active undergraduate, post-bacc and graduate programs, both in ancient language and in translation. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applicants should submit the materials listed below by October 1st, after which date the search committee will begin to review applications:

  • Letter of application
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A representative scholarly publication
  • Statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion

    These materials must be submitted online at

    Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor David Blank, Chair of the Search Committee: [email protected]. Please cite the reference number for this search in all correspondence: JPF06670.

    The Department will not conduct preliminary interviews at the SCS meeting and intends to begin meeting selected candidates remotely and/or in on-campus visits this Fall. In a second stage of the search, the committee will request letters of reference and additional materials, such as further samples of scholarly work and sample course syllabi.

    UCLA offers an excellent package of benefits, including domestic partner benefits; it also has a number of programs to assist faculty in career development and the balance of work and family obligations.

    To apply, please visit:

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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