Williams College invites applications for appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics, beginning July 1, 2016 for one year, with the likelihood of renewal for a second. We are seeking a classicist with strong preparation in the Greek and Latin languages and literature, and in classical culture. The successful candidate will be strongly committed to excellent undergraduate teaching, and preferably will have experience teaching both Greek and Latin. S/he will teach five courses per year, which may include beginning and intermediate Latin and Greek, advanced seminar(s) in Latin and/or Greek, and one or more classical civilization courses, in which texts are read in English translation. The successful candidate will design his/her seminars and civilization courses in consultation with the department. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand or expect its completion by the start of teaching in September 2016.
Applications should include a cover letter describing teaching and scholarly interests, a CV, a graduate school transcript, and three letters of recommendation. They must be submitted though Interfolio. Applications received by February 19, 2016 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.
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