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Department: Classical Studies

Part-time Lecturer (non-tenure track)

Position Description

The Department of Classical Studies at Tufts University is seeking applicants for a one-year part-time Lectureship beginning September 1, 2021. Teaching responsibilities for this position will consist of one course per semester. The department seeks Classicists in any field of specialization with an innovative and thoughtful approach to teaching designed to engage the broadest range of students in the study of the Ancient World. We are particularly interested in courses that will invite interdisciplinary engagement with other fields, expand the academic horizons within the department, and attract students to the study of Antiquity. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply via Interfolio ( with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. The letter of application should include a section describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The file names of all uploaded documents should begin with the candidate’s surname. The department will commence its initial screening of applications on May 1, 2021. We will interview select candidates via Zoom. The advertising and search process will remain active until the position is filled. Please direct any inquiries to the Department Chair, Prof. R. Bruce Hitchner ( For more information about the department, please visit our website:


A Ph.D. by July 1, 2021 is preferred; ABD will be considered. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with traditionally underrepresented students, including students of color, and advance in her/his teaching Tufts University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
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