Department of Classics


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.


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Recent News

We are pleased to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships in our department, to begin in August 2017, one in the area of Late Antiquity and one in Greek Archaeology.

In addition to engagement with the undergraduate and graduate students and participation in the research program of the Department, the duties of the positions shall include a teaching load of 2 courses each term, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The salary is set at $47,659 per annum; the positions are eligible for health insurance. These positions are open only to those who have received the Ph.D. after January 1, 2013; the Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2017 (this is a requirement of the University and is not negotiable).