Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Agnes Scott College
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
GreeK History
This position is 
Approved/Definite

The Agnes Scott College Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank with a focus on Greek History, broadly defined. The successful candidate must be able to teach both Greek and Latin at all levels and a range of courses in English, including in the candidate’s area of specialty. The 3/2 teaching load will include Greek, Latin, and at least one course supporting the college’s Summit initiative. Through a range of curricular and co-curricular experiences, and with the guidance of a personal board of advisors, Summit develops each student's leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics to equip her to be an effective change agent in a global society (http://www.agnesscott.edu/summit/). The ability to teach courses on models, development, and application of leadership in Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean world as a whole; the reach and influence across time and place of classical concepts of leadership; and/or a focus on leadership strategies of and toward women and marginalized groups is especially desired. The department participates regularly in Inter-Campus Hybrid Pedagogy Courses through the Center for Hellenic Studies’ Sunoikisis Consortium, and an interest in continuing this collaboration is welcome. A Ph.D. in Classics is preferred; advanced ABDs considered. The successful candidate will possess independent teaching experience and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse undergraduate student population. Candidates should also address their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college for women.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, sample course syllabi, and three recent letters of recommendation by November 1 to Megan Drinkwater, Chair, Department of Classics, classicssearch@agnesscott.edu. Course evaluations and graduate transcripts may be solicited from selected applicants later in the search. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Members of the search committee will conduct interviews at the Society for Classical Studies Meeting in January 2016, but it is not necessary for applicants to attend the conference to be considered for this position.

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an effective and sustainable research program, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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