Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics

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Union College
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Visiting Assistant Professor
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The Department of Classics at Union College invites applications for a three-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor that will begin in September 2016. The area of specialization is open, but we look for evidence of a strong interest in making interdisciplinary contributions to the curriculum (examples include, but are not limited to, ancient technology, art, archaeology, science, women and gender studies, religion). Teaching competencies must include Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as general courses in translation. We also look for evidence of an active research program. Union employs a trimester system, and the normal teaching load is two courses per term.

Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please also convey how your teaching and scholarship might support Union’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Further information about Union College may be found at Please send a c.v., cover letter, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by email to Review of applications will begin on December 22nd and will continue until the position is filled. We will not interview at the annual meeting of the SCS. We anticipate conducting first-round interviews via Skype in mid-late January. Questions may be directed to Stacie Raucci (, Chair, Department of Classics.

Diversity at Union College: Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s). Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.

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