Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

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Washington and Lee University
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Visiting Assistant Professor
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The Department of Classics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate must be able to teach Latin at all levels, as well as courses in classical civilization.  Preference will be given to those candidates whose research interests lie in ancient history.  The teaching load is 6 courses during the academic year. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching complement current strengths of the department. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand by July, 2016, and show evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly promise.

Applicants should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. All application materials must be submitted online at  Please address applications to Kevin Crotty, Chair of the Classics Search Committee.

Review of applications will begin on December 21, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.  We anticipate conducting first-round interviews via Skype in middle or late January 2016.

Washington and Lee is a private, liberal arts university with 1800 undergraduates, located in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. One of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, W&L is unique in having accredited programs in business administration, journalism, and accounting, plus a graduate School of Law. Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. To learn more, please visit

Washington and Lee and the Department of Classics are interested in candidates committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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