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Professor, Latin Literature and Culture (open-rank)

Position overview

Position title: Professor, Latin Literature and Culture

Application Window

Open date: August 4th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Oct 25, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

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: 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Ph.D. required

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Letter of application

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

  • Representative scholarly publication

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Letters of recommendation may be requested at the discretion of the search committee

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA