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The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been authorized to search for a distinguished colleague to join the Department as George L. Paddison Professor of Classics, with a specialization in Greek poetry.  This is a tenured position.  The Paddison Professor teaches a wide range of courses and seminars in Greek poetry and Greek and Roman literature and culture more broadly and is expected to take an active role in supervision and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  We seek a scholar with a strong record of publication, an international reputation for excellence in research, a demonstrated commitment to first-rate teaching and mentoring, and potential for intellectual leadership and strong service.  A PhD in Classics or a related field is required.  Nominations are welcome.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  The Department especially encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

We will begin to consider applications on November 3, 2016, and continue the search until the position is filled.  Applicants apply online at and attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of four persons who would be willing to write letters of recommendation.  Referees will be contacted with instructions for submitting their letters online.  Inquiries may be addressed to Professor James O’Hara, Chair, Paddison Search Committee, at  The Department’s website is


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