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Advanced Assistant Professor of Classics

The Classics Department at Colby College has been authorized to make a tenure-track appointment at the Advanced Assistant Professor level, beginning September 1, 2021. The search committee has a strong preference for candidates with at least two years of teaching experience. We invite applications from candidates capable of teaching with distinction courses in ancient Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels, as well as courses on topics in Greek and/or Roman cultural history, such as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, digital humanities, environmental humanities, material culture, or reception studies. Research specialization may be in Greek Literature and Culture, Ancient History, or contacts between Greece and other cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. Interdisciplinary approaches that expand the traditional boundaries of Classics are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to develop research projects to which undergraduates can contribute, to participate in rethinking the content and pedagogy of the department’s undergraduate curriculum, and to assume a position of leadership in the Department at the earliest opportunity. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, advising, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. The normal teaching load is 4.5 courses per year. Ph.D. by date of appointment is required. Course load is 4.5, i.e., 4 courses in the first year of employment and alternating between 5 and 4 in subsequent years. Ph.D. by date of appointment is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that explains their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, a statement of research interests, and a teaching dossier via Interfolio at the following link:

The teaching dossier should include a statement of teaching philosophy documenting a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and complete sets of course evaluations from a selection of representative courses.

N.B.. Interviews will be conducted remotely between December 7 and 18. Applications received by November 15 will receive full consideration but review will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Kerill O’Neill, Search Committee Chair (

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