Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

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Amherst College
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Visiting Assistant Professor
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The Department of Classics at Amherst College invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the rank of assistant professor, with the possibility of renewal for one or two additional years, beginning July 1, 2016. 

Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment and must be able to teach with distinction both Greek and Latin at all levels, including an intensive class in introductory Greek, and a survey course in Greek or Latin literature, history, or art. The ability to direct writing and research at all undergraduate levels will be a distinct advantage. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

Candidates should submit electronically to a letter of application, CV, one writing sample not to exceed thirty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Questions about the search should be addressed to  Applications received by February 28, 2016, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

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