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Department of Classics

Welcome to the Department of Classics at Florida State University!


The Department of Classics at Florida State University is the oldest in Florida and has emerged as one of the leading centers of classical studies in the United States. The faculty in Classics is distinguished in teaching and research. Several members of the faculty have received university and national teaching awards. The department boasts special strengths in many areas of classical studies, including archaeology, ancient history, and Latin and Greek literature. The Department also plays an important role in training Latin teachers for the schools.

The Department offers students the intimacy of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a large state university. There is an enthusiastic community of approximately 80 majors and 45 graduate students. There are a variety of student organizations, including the Archaeology Club and Eta Sigma Phi.

We would especially like to welcome the newest member of our faculty, Dr. Virginia Lewis.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship position

The College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University has inaugurated a Post-Doctoral Fellows program in the Humanities, and the Department of Classics has been awarded one of the first such Fellow positions. This position is a two-year appointment to begin August 2015, of nine months for each of the two academic years, non-renewable. In addition to engagement with the undergraduate and graduate students and participation in the research program of the Department, the duties of the position shall include a teaching load of 2 courses each term, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The salary is set at $40,000 per annum; if eligible under ACA requirements, health insurance benefits are available. This position is open only to those who have received the Ph.D. after January 1, 2011; the Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2015 (this is a requirement of the University and is not negotiable).

We seek an individual whose innovative research in Classics emphasizes combinations of the existing strengths of the Department, such as material culture and its social context; history and its records; the intersection of religion and politics; and political economy. The period of specialization is open, including Late Antiquity.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (a dissertation chapter or an article) and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Department. Electronic applications and letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Department at All materials should be received by March 23, 2015. Please address questions about this position to Professor Daniel J. Pullen, Chair, at

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