Jobs for Medievalists

Catholic University of America: MLA: Greek & Latin

Classical and Medieval Latin (TT Assistant Professor)

Closes: Nov 29, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Greek and Latin at The Catholic University of America has received administrative approval to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in Classical and Medieval Latin, to begin in August 2016.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which can be found here:

Applicants should expect to have the PhD in hand by the time of the appointment and show promise in research and teaching. The successful candidate will have broad training in both Greek and Latin philology and a research specialty in postclassical Latin down to c. 1500, with teaching competence in Latin palaeography and in textual criticism. The Department seeks a faculty member who will be prepared to offer courses from the introductory through the doctoral levels in the tradition of Latin literature from the classical through the medieval period, and who will further contribute to departmental teaching in at least two of the following areas: Greek and Latin patristics; Greek palaeography and textual criticism; Latin pedagogy; or area studies (e.g. mythology). The successful candidate should also expect to offer at least one course per year with all sources studied in English translation, and to participate in the university’s interdepartmental programs in Early Christian Studies and in Medieval and Byzantine Studies. The ordinary departmental teaching load is 3-2 for faculty members who are actively pursuing a research program and performing departmental and/or university service.

Applications should be uploaded to Interfolio by November 29, 2015, and include the following:
1. A cover letter;
2. A curriculum vitae, including a complete list of past courses taught;
3. A one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the candidate, through his or her research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to advancing the University’s mission;
4. Transcripts of all graduate work (these may be informal scans, rather than official copies);
5. Evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. course evaluation statistics and/or syllabi);
6. A research plan (no more than 2 pages long);
7. A sample of academic writing (e.g. an article or a chapter of a book/dissertation no more than 25 pages long);
8. Three letters of reference (also in electronic format), submitted separately by recommenders. One of these letters should be from someone familiar with the candidate’s teaching.

The Department will conduct interviews at the SCS meeting in San Francisco in January 2016. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Sarah Ferrario, Chair, Department of Greek and Latin, The Catholic University of America, at For further information about the Department of Greek and Latin and its programs, please see

**The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.**

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