Classical and Medieval Latin (TT Assistant Professor)

Institution Name 
The Catholic University of America
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Latin literature from classical through medieval
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Mythology
LateAntiquity
This position is 
Approved/Definite

Classical and Medieval Latin (TT Assistant Professor)

The Department of Greek and Latin at The Catholic University of America has received administrative approval to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in Classical and Medieval Latin, to begin in August 2016.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the University’s mission, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church.  Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

Applicants should expect to have the PhD in hand by the time of the appointment and show promise in research and teaching.  The successful candidate will have broad training in both Greek and Latin philology and a research specialty in postclassical Latin down to c. 1500, with teaching competence in Latin palaeography and in textual criticism.  The Department seeks a faculty member who will be prepared to offer courses from the introductory through the doctoral levels in the tradition of Latin literature from the classical through the medieval period, and who will further contribute to departmental teaching in at least two of the following areas: Greek and Latin patristics; Greek palaeography and textual criticism; Latin pedagogy; or area studies (e.g. mythology).  The successful candidate should also expect to offer at least one course per year with all sources studied in English translation, and to participate in the university’s interdepartmental programs in Early Christian Studies and in Medieval and Byzantine Studies.  The ordinary departmental teaching load is 3-2 for faculty members who are actively pursuing a research program and performing departmental and/or university service.

Applications should be uploaded to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/32653 by November 29, 2015, and include the following:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A curriculum vitae, including a complete list of past courses taught;
  3. A one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the candidate, through his or her research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to advancing the University’s mission;
  4. Transcripts of all graduate work (these may be informal scans, rather than official copies);
  5. Evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. course evaluation statistics and/or syllabi);
  6. A research plan (no more than 2 pages long);
  7. A sample of academic writing (e.g. an article or a chapter of a book/dissertation no more than 25 pages long);
  8. Three letters of reference (also in electronic format), submitted separately by recommenders.  One of these letters should be from someone familiar with the candidate’s teaching.

The Department will conduct interviews at the SCS meeting in San Francisco in January 2016.  The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Sarah Ferrario, Chair, Department of Greek and Latin, The Catholic University of America, at ferraris@cua.edu.  For further information about the Department of Greek and Latin and its programs, please see http://greeklatin.cua.edu.

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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