Language Program Director

Institution Name 
Dartmouth College
Position Rank 
Other
If Other, Please Specify 
Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
February 15, 2018

The Department of Classics at Dartmouth College invites applications for a newly-established position of Language Program Director. The person hired to fill this position will teach four courses per year in introductory Latin and ancient Greek. In addition, the Language Program Director will:

• coordinate the Department’s introductory-level language offerings (12-15 course sections per academic year) and work closely with the tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty staffing such courses in order to maintain the highest possible standards of teaching and learning and to ensure consistency in content, assessment, and pedagogical approaches;

• oversee student placement as well as recruitment and retention initiatives;

• provide information on best practices in language pedagogy;

• conceive and coordinate co-curricular events to extend the teaching and learning of Classics outside the classroom.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Classics or a closely related field (or be on schedule to complete their PhD prior to 1 September 2018) and should be committed to a career track that strongly emphasizes language pedagogy at the introductory level. Promising candidates will have thorough training in both ancient Greek and Latin, extensive experience and demonstrated expertise in teaching Greek and Latin, a deep familiarity with established and emerging approaches to language pedagogy, and a strong interest in pedagogical innovation. Excellent collaborative work skills are essential as the person holding this position must be an effective team leader, able to work productively with all members of the department and with other Language Program Directors at Dartmouth.

The appointment will be at the rank of Senior Lecturer (non-tenure track) with a start date of 1 September 2018. The successful candidate will receive an initial four-year appointment, with renewals contingent on performance. Competitive salary and benefits with research/professional development funds available. Dartmouth’s Center for the Advancement of Learning offers an array of opportunities for continuing professional development, and Senior Lecturers at Dartmouth enjoy full use of College resources such as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts.

Dartmouth’s Department of Classics has nine full-time, tenure-track faculty members with a wide variety of research interests in languages, literature, material culture, and history. We maintain a vibrant academic program that enrolls in excess of 700 students each year. More information about the department can be found at:  http://classics.dartmouth.edu/.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Dartmouth is one of the most diverse institutions in higher education in New England (approximately 35% of undergraduates are Asian-American, African-American, Native American, or Latino). Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Applicants are asked to submit all of the following: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement and portfolio, and (4) three letters of reference. Teaching statements and portfolios should include course evaluations and syllabi and may include discussion of past accomplishments in and future goals for working with underrepresented groups and contributing to the growth and support of a diverse community of students and scholars on our campus. We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.).

These materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/48060. The Department will begin reviewing applications on 15 February 2018, and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. For more information, contact the current chair of the department, Paul Christesen (paul.christesen@dartmouth.edu).

Course Load 
1-1-2
Placement Year 

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