The University of Oklahoma: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Ancient Greek History, Culture, or Political Thought
The Department of Classics and Letters in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure track) of exceptional ability with research and teaching interests in the history, culture or political thought of the ancient Greek world. The typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.
The department seeks a dynamic researcher and teacher who complements the current strengths of the department. The first academic unit founded at the University, the Department of Classics and Letters, with its two interwoven intellectual strands, is unique in composition and student opportunities. The Classics faculty embrace scholarly interests ranging from Archaic Greek poetry to Roman oratory to Mediterranean archaeology to Late Antiquity and the Christian East. The Letters faculty specializes in Early Modern and Modern Literature, the History of Political Thought, and the History of the U.S. Constitution.
The department also houses two centers, the University of Oklahoma Center for Classical Archaeology and the Institute for American Constitutional Heritage.
The successful candidate will be chosen to strengthen and enhance creative and interdisciplinary linkages within the department. The candidate will also engage with other University of Oklahoma resources, including (among others) the Departments of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
A Ph.D. in Classics, History, Philosophy, Political Science or closely related discipline. The candidate must have PhD in hand at the time of application or be ABD with evidence that the PhD will have been defended prior to the fall 2024 start date. (If you do not already have your PhD in hand, please specifically discuss how you meet this qualification in your cover letter. Describe how much of your dissertation is already complete and explain your plan for completion).
Evidence of a strong and evolving research agenda and demonstrated teaching success will also be required.
Interested applicants should submit the following components to http://apply.interfolio.com/132523:
- a cover letter;
- a current curriculum vitae;
- a writing sample;
- and three letters of recommendation.
Additional materials may be requested later.
To be guaranteed full consideration, please submit all application materials by November 15, 2023. The search will remain open until filled.
From the department:
Through teaching, scholarly and creative activity, and service, the Department of Classics and Letters seeks to preserve and promote the study of the culture, history, languages, literature, and philosophy of Greco-Roman antiquity and the enduring influence of Classical ideals on the modern world.
Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose
The principal mission of the Department of Classics and Letters’ curricular program is to provide a traditional liberal arts education that will prepare students to adapt to a variety of settings after graduation. Our programs are based upon the assumption that cultivated intelligence, good judgment, and artistic expression in speech and writing are desirable in and for themselves.
Each of the department’s major programs, in addition to fulfilling this principal mission, has its own specific purpose and goals.
About the school:
Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma just 20 mins. south of Oklahoma City. OU’s Norman undergraduate population is slightly more than 20,000, giving students a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. With three campuses in Oklahoma, OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations and OU campuses overseas.
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