MODERN GREEK STUDIES. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature have been authorized to make an appointment in Modern Greek Studies at the entry level (tenure-track Assistant Professor) beginning September 1, 2020. This is a university-year appointment.
The candidate should be qualified to teach Modern Greek language and culture and comparative literature and to fully participate in the activities of both departments. Expertise may range from literature, theory, and cultural studies to studies in performance, film and new media, translation, visual culture, heritage, and classical receptions. Preference will be given to candidates whose published work indicates cross-disciplinary links between Modern Greek and wider geographical contexts such as the Mediterranean, Balkans, Middle East, and diasporic communities worldwide. The person who fills this position will hold a joint appointment in Classical Studies and Comparative literature, be actively involved in the existent Modern Greek Program, teach a 2-2 load and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and be engaged in defining the place of Modern Greek Studies in both of these units.
Promise of excellence in teaching and research will be the principal selection criteria. In addition, demonstrated leadership or an interest in program building and development are highly desired. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the Modern Greek program in its curricular, scholarly, and outreach activities; to contribute to course offerings in both departments; and eventually to advise undergraduates and supervise graduate students in the relevant fields. As a public institution, the University of Michigan seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of application how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Modern Greek or relevant field by September 15, 2019, teaching experience, and promise of strong research at the level required in a research university.
Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):
Cover letter addressed to the Chair, Modern Greek Search Committee
Article or chapter-length writing sample
Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
Statement of current and future research plans
Diversity statement (recommended)
Three letters of recommendation.
Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 1, 2019. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.