Hellenist

Institution Name 
The Pennyslvania State University, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Position Rank 
Other
If Other, Please Specify 
Assistant or Associate Professor
Area of Specialty 
Greek literature, prose or poetry
Additional Desirable Specialties 
AncientPhilosophy
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 16, 2017

Assistant/Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies/Hellenist

The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the appointment of a tenure-track assistant professor or a tenured associate professor in the field of Greek language and literature, beginning August 2018.

We seek applications from candidates with active research interests that complement those of the present faculty, and that are compatible with graduate-level instruction of students in Greek philosophy. Appropriate fields include (but are not limited to): poetry (archaic to Hellenistic), classical drama, historical and philosophical prose, and rhetoric.

The primary teaching responsibilities include instruction in Greek language and literature at all levels, as well as lecture courses and seminars on subjects pertaining to the CAMS major and to the General Education curriculum offered by the department; e.g., Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations, Greek Civilization, and Classical Mythology. The department embraces the entire Mediterranean and Near Eastern world in antiquity and welcomes candidates who can contribute to the dialogue across the fields of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

For candidates at the assistant professor level, requirements include Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, at least two years of college-level teaching experience, and evidence of scholarly publication and productivity. Candidates at the level of associate professor should demonstrate excellence in their achievements both in college-level teaching and in scholarly research in order to satisfy the departmental criteria for tenure.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (including contact information for three references), a sample of scholarly writing (no more than thirty pages), and a teaching portfolio online at https://psu.jobs/job/74596 Candidates should arrange to have their letters of recommendation sent directly to the Hellenist Search Committee, c/o Lynn Hepfer (lrd131@psu.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 16 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews of selected candidates will be conducted by Skype or at the Annual SCS/AIA Meeting in Boston, January 4-7, 2018.

Contact: Lynn Hepfer lrd131@psu.edu
Department Website: http://cams.la.psu.edu/

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Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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