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The Department of Classics at Yale University has been authorized to appoint a Language Program Director at the rank of Lector or Senior Lector I, depending on qualifications, beginning July 1, 2021.

The appointment will be for an initial three years, renewable following a favorable review and a recommendation from the Department.

The successful applicant will coordinate the Department’s Latin and Greek language training, providing leadership and instruction to the graduate students involved in teaching the introductory language courses. Additional duties will include providing supplementary training in Greek and Latin for graduate students in the coursework years, as needed.

Full-time lectors at Yale are responsible for the equivalent of 6 courses per academic year, often realized through teaching 5 term courses and providing 1 course equivalent of administrative, pedagogical, or other service in support of the academic priorities of the University. They are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage, and they are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

Departmental funds are available for research into language pedagogy.


A PhD in Classics is required as well as a demonstrable interest and attainment in Greek and Latin language pedagogy. Experience with Greek and Latin language pedagogy at the high school level is welcome.

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online at Materials to be submitted are (1) a CV; (2) a cover letter; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) teaching evaluations; (5) university transcripts; (6) a one-page statement on contribution to diversity and
inclusion; (7) a publication on language pedagogy or equivalent demonstration of competence in the field. In addition, applicants should solicit three reference letters from outside of Yale, which referees may upload to Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about this search and this position can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Egbert Bakker (

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.