Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Grand Valley State University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Tradition and Reception
This position is 
Approved/Definite

The Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a broadly trained classicist specializing in tradition and reception, especially with expertise in multidisciplinary approaches to areas of inquiry such as natural sciences, social systems, or visual culture.  Candidates must demonstrate skill in undergraduate teaching, an active program of scholarship, intellectual breadth and versatility, and the desire to contribute to a vibrant and innovative program in Classics. The successful candidate will also contribute widely to the curriculum in Classics, General Education, and Honors and will enhance connections with other programs in the university.

In addition to teaching within the major, assignments will regularly include courses in the Frederik Meijer Honors College. The Department is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Qualified candidates must have fulfilled all of the requirements for the Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field by the time of appointment, in August 2016. 

With nearly 25,000 students, Grand Valley State University is the comprehensive public university for Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area, centered on the city of Grand Rapids. Established in 2000, the Department of Classics offers a strong undergraduate major built upon a face-to-face learning community of students and faculty. The Department works closely with students to facilitate and encourage success in all walks of life. For further information, applicants are encouraged to visit the Department’s web site at www.gvsu.edu/classics.

Interested candidates are asked to apply online at www.gvsujobs.org, attaching a letter of application and a dossier, including a curriculum vitae and a short sample of scholarly work. Three letters of recommendation and an unofficial graduate transcript should be addressed to Dr. Peter Anderson, Chair, Department of Classics, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held on January 7-9, 2016 at the AIA/SCS Annual Meetings in San Francisco.

Grand Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. For further information on our commitment to nondiscrimination and diversity, applicants are encouraged to visit www.gvsu.edu/inclusion.

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