Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Luther Colllege
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
October 12, 2017

Luther College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.  This is a full-time, one-year non-tenure track position (renewable for up to three years), beginning late August 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in Classics by start date preferred; candidates who are advanced ABD will also be considered at the Instructor rank.  Demonstrated teaching excellence and scholarly promise are required. We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated teacher/scholar who is willing to work closely with undergraduates and to promote the study of Classics across the campus and around the world.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teaching responsibilities include Greek and Latin at all levels and Classics courses taught in English. We welcome especially applications from candidates whose teaching and research interests include ancient religion, classical mythology, Roman culture, Latin literature, ancient medicine/medical terminology, or other specializations that would complement existing departmental strengths. The teaching load is seven courses per year (three in the fall, one during January-term, and three in the spring).

STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:  Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum.  We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.  Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal.

It is the policy of Luther College to provide equal educational opportunities and equal access to facilities for all qualified persons. The College does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal or state law. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are prohibited forms of sex discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Questions regarding this policy or Title IX should be directed to Matthew Bills, Associate Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator, 563-387-1189bills@luther.edu700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Review of applications begins October 12, 2017 and continues until position is filled.  Applicant’s dossier will include:

  • cover letter (please outline your qualifications, summarize your teaching and research interests, and briefly reflect on what you would bring to Luther College)
  • current curriculum vitae
  • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (the college will send an email to each letter writer identified in the application process with a link to upload their letter)

Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/

INQUIRIES: Questions about the positions may be directed to Dr. Dan Davis, Classics Search Committee Chair, Department of Classics, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA, 52101; phone: (563) 387-2551; email: davida06@luther.edu.  Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website www.luther.edu.  Questions regarding the application process should be directed to facultysearch@luther.edu.

Course Load 
3-3
Placement Year 

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