Lecturer - Note Early Application Deadline

Institution Name 
University of Maryland, College Park
Position Rank 
Area of Specialty 
Latinist, generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Possible/Pending Budgetary Approval

Lecturer in Classics, University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a one-semester, full-time, non-renewable position for Spring 2016 (January 25 – May 19). The position requires a PhD in Classics at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses during the semester: a four-credit course in Elementary Latin, a four-credit course in Intermediate Latin, as well as an advanced three-credit course in English translation, open to both undergraduates and graduate students, on a topic that complements our existing course offerings and research interests. Possibilities include classics and film, Roman religion, women in classical antiquity, or the later reception of Latin literary texts; the ability to offer this course in an online format is preferable but not essential. Research interests and publications in Latin literature and culture, and on classical reception, are desirable.  

Please send a letter of interest, C.V., a list of the names and email addresses of three references whom we may contact, and a teaching portfolio including relevant syllabi and other evidence of excellence in teaching (such as sample assignments, teaching evaluations, or statements of teaching philosophy) to ldoherty@umd.edu.  For best consideration, submit materials by October 15.  Interviews will be held in person or via Skype.  Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Lillian Doherty, ldoherty@umd.edu.  Administrative approval of the position is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.  

The Department of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park (www.classics.umd.edu) offers B.A. degrees in Latin, Latin and Greek, and Classical Humanities, as well as M.A. degrees in Latin and Latin and Greek.  It enjoys close ties with several departments, including the Department of History, which awards the M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Ancient History. The University of Maryland is located four miles from Washington, D.C. and 32 miles from Baltimore, MD.  The wider metropolitan area is home to many cultural and research institutions including the Center for Hellenic Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, the Walters Art Gallery, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

UMCP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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