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Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Culture

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 28th, 2017
Last review date: December 4th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 1st, 2018
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.


The Department of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in the language and culture of Modern Greece at the rank of Lecturer, effective July 1, 2018, with a minimum of three years of funding earmarked for the position. The appointment will be for an initial two-year term, with the possibility of annual renewal thereafter.

This appointment is part of an initiative to build a new center for Hellenic studies, and the successful candidate will teach Modern Greek language at the introductory and intermediate levels, as well as lecture and seminar courses, with readings in translation, on Greek culture and its influence from antiquity to the present. Experience in language teaching will be a primary desideratum; training in ancient and Byzantine Greek will be welcome, but not required, as will expertise in comparative literature, film studies, and other fields relevant to an understanding of Greek culture. We also 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 following by 4 December 2017, after which date the search committee will begin to review applications:
• Letter of application
• Current curriculum vitae
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Sample syllabi
• Sample of scholarly work (no more than 25 pages)
• At least three letters of recommendation

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: JPF03342.

We plan to interview candidates of interest via teleconference. However, some members of the Search Committee will attend the meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies in Boston in early January, and informal conversations may be arranged during those meetings, should interested candidates also be in attendance. The successful candidate should plan to have the Ph.D. in hand by the starting date of the appointment.

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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Los Angeles, CA




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