Modern Greek Studies Association


Cassas Professor in Greek Studies

The Department of Classics at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2019. The Center for Greek Studies, housed in the Department of Classics, proudly plays a leading role in the preservation of the Hellenic heritage of Florida, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this important goal with innovative courses in Modern Greek literature and culture, and outreach work in the Greek-American communities of Florida. Willingness to undertake a leading role in the activities of the Center for Greek Studies is important for this position. The successful candidate should also have a substantial research record in Ancient Greek language and literature and will be involved at all levels of curriculum development and teaching (undergraduate, graduate and distance learning), including supervision of dissertations and participation in graduate committee activities and will be invited to contribute to the UF Quest initiative. The teaching assignment for research faculty is two courses per semester.

The Department of Classics maintains robust undergraduate, graduate and distance learning programs, and excellent ties, with potential for interdisciplinary collaborations, with the Department of History, the Center for European Studies and the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research.

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Qualifications 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Classics at the time of appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. In addition, the Cassas Professor receives an annual research and travel allowance in order to further his/her research program.

Application Instructions 

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online and must include:

  1. a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position,
  2. a complete curriculum vitae
  3. a statement on teaching and research goals
  4. a list of at least three references.

After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 29, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 12, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Kostas Kapparis, Chair of the Search Committee.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).