Open rank position in Ancient Rhetoric and Political Discourse
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Internal Number: 266178
Vacancy ID: FAC0004734
The Department of Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to hire a full-time faculty member in Ancient Rhetoric and Political Discourse for a tenure-track or tenured appointment (open rank), beginning 1 July 2024. The area of research specialization is open.
Depending on their rank, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, or potential for excellence, in research in ancient Greek and Roman rhetoric and political discourse, understood broadly. We welcome applications from candidates whose research engages with rhetoric in its historical and cultural dimensions, including one or more of the following: ancient rhetoric and political theory; rhetoric and democracy; oratorical performance, including its embodied and gendered dimensions; rhetoric and religion; the history of education in antiquity and post-classical cultures in a global context; the rhetoric of empire, including rhetorics of resistance and activism; the relationship between rhetoric and literary poetics.
The successful candidate will have an active research agenda, be prepared to teach at all levels in either Latin or Greek, and demonstrate the background and interest to teach graduate seminars and direct Ph.D. dissertations. They will also design and teach innovative new courses to engage campus communities beyond the department. The teaching load is normally four courses per academic year.
We are looking for a colleague who will contribute to a diverse and growing department and to an engaged academic life across the university. This position will complement existing faculty strengths and support the department's long-standing research emphasis in areas of Greek and Roman historiography and rhetoric. As well as supporting the department's core curricula in the ancient languages and classical and Mediterranean cultures, the position will contribute to the Program in Public Discourse and other departments on campus such as Communication, English and Comparative Literature, and Political Science. The Program for Public Discourse has a special interest in courses focused on productive argument and dialogue in polarized contexts, with the aim of helping students develop as citizens and leaders for the public good.
We welcome applications from candidates whose work aligns with our departmental mission as outlined on our website (https://classics.unc.edu/). Preference will be given to those with a Ph.D. in Classics or a related discipline in hand at the time of application. To be complete an application must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and four letters of recommendation.
Education and Experience:
Preference will be given to those with a Ph.D. in Classics or a related discipline in hand at the time of application.
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