Professor, Classical Linguistics, Literature and Culture (open-rank)

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

Requisition Number: JPF08812

The Program in Indo-European Studies and the Department of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, have been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in Classical linguistics and Classical (=Ancient Greek and Latin) literature and culture at open rank (Assistant [tenure-track], Associate/Full Professor [with tenure]), effective July 1, 2024. We invite applications from scholars with philological and linguistic expertise in Classical and Indo-European linguistics and significant professional engagement with Classical literature and culture. The successful candidate will be able to offer courses in both Greek and Italic historical and comparative linguistics and in core Indo-European linguistics as well as in Classical literature and culture (specialty open). We would welcome applicants who could also contribute to other UCLA interdisciplinary academic units such as the Institute for the Study of Global Antiquity, the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, the Center for the Study of Religion, and the Program in Digital Humanities.

Ph.D. is required before the date of appointment. Candidates should have an outstanding record in research and teaching; entry-level candidates (for hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor) should show great potential for outstanding research and teaching. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring/advising and to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applications should include the items listed below and be submitted by November 3, 2023, in order to receive full consideration:

  • Letter of application, including a detailed research statement
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three recommenders
  • Course evaluations and/or other material bearing on teaching effectiveness
  • A representative article-length publication or dissertation chapter (or excerpted chapter) of similar length
  • Statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Reference check authorization to release form

    These materials must be submitted online at:

    Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor Stephanie Jamison, Chair of the Search Committee: Please cite the reference number for this search in all correspondence: JPF08812

    Staff contact (for help with the application process): Mark Kaminsky (

    The Search Committee expects to begin meeting selected candidates remotely in November-December 2023. 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.

    The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 1. The salary range for this position is from $74,600 (Assistant Professor I) to $197,100 (Professor IX). “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. See campus compensation page for additional information.

    The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists' current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

    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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    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.

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