Assistant or Associate Professor of Byzantine Greek Language and Literature (tenure-track) – Harvard University


Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of the Classics


Position Description:  The Department of the Classics at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Byzantine Greek language and literature, at the assistant or (untenured) associate professor level. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016. The candidate’s research and teaching must be broadly gauged so as to enrich the work of Harvard’s wider community of scholars, notably Byzantinists, medievalists, and classicists within and beyond the Department of the Classics, including Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.  At the same time, an interest and willingness to teach paleography, editing, and/or textual criticism will be highly desirable. Teaching duties will include courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as doctoral advising. 

assistant, associate, faculty, instructor, tenure track
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Byzantine Greek, Greek literature, paleography, Classics

Basic Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Classics or related discipline is required by the time the appointment begins.

Special Instructions:  Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than November 2, 2015. 

1.   Cover letter
2.   Curriculum Vitae
3.   Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4.   Research statement
5.   Names and contact information of 3 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted; prompts will be generated once the candidate’s portion of the application has been submitted, and letters are due by November 9, 2015)
6.   Writing sample (1–2 items)

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information:  Professor Mark Schiefsky, Department of the Classics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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