Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Roman Culture (UC, Berkeley) — Deadline November 17, 2014

The Department of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley has been authorized to fill a position in Roman culture beginning July 1, 2015, at the level of assistant professor (tenure-track). We seek candidates who specialize in any area of Roman culture, broadly understood,  from the beginnings to Late Antiquity, but whose expertise extends to areas of study beyond language and literature and complements the range of subjects and approaches covered by  current faculty. Potential areas of interest include religion, law, social history, intellectual history, and linguistics. Candidates must be fully competent in Latin and ancient Greek and be  prepared to teach a full range of Latin courses.

Ph.D. or equivalent is required within one year of employment.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualification required of applicants is that they be in the  process of writing a doctoral dissertation (or the equivalent) at the time of application.  Additional qualifications: Excellent knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek. Demonstrated  excellence or strong promise of excellence in teaching and research in an area of Roman studies as described above. Preferred qualifications: PhD or equivalent by date of appointment.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00473.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, your most recently updated CV, a writing sample of 20- 30 pages, and 3 or 4 letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per  University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC  Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be submitted by Nov. 10, 2014 and completed no later than Nov. 17, 2014.

Interviews will be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association)/Archaeological Institute of America (APA/AIA) in New Orleans, January 8-11, 2015. Inquiries about this position may be addressed  to Professor Kathleen McCarthy, Recruitment Committee Chair, at kmccarth@berkeley.edu.

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,national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. UC Berkeley is committed to  addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.