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Duke University Instructor in Classical Studies

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University seeks to appoint a one year instructorship with renewal for a second year with specialization in Greek and Latin language and literature for 2021-23. Through research, teaching, and service, the Instructor will contribute to the overall mission of the department. We seek candidates with wide interests who can teach Greek and Latin at all levels, and lecture courses in English translation of their own design that appeal broadly to Duke undergraduates.

The successful candidate will teach a 2-3 load. In addition to the lecture course of their own design, the anticipated language courses for 2021-2022 include sections of introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate Latin spread out across the year. The candidate should also be able to teach Greek courses at similar levels the following year if necessary. For these reasons, evidence of excellence in language teaching is essential.

Please complete an application on Academic Jobs Online and upload a cover letter; your curriculum vitae; a statement about the range of your teaching experience and your pedagogical approaches, including your experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds; and evidence of effective teaching, including evaluations and select syllabi of courses previously taught. Applicants should request that three referees upload confidential letters of recommendation through AJO. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation by June 30, 2021. Please direct any questions about this position to Jed Atkins (, Chair, Duke Department of Classical Studies.

Applications completed by May 7, 2021 will be guaranteed consideration.

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