The Department of Classics at Dartmouth College invites applicants for its newly-established academic diversity postdoctoral fellowship. Applicants for this position must be specialists in the literature, material culture, or history of ancient Greece or Rome. Promising candidates will be (1) scholars from one of the populations historically underrepresented in the American university system (including but not limited to African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, or Latinos/as) or (2) scholars whose experience, teaching, or research will enhance the diversity and cultural competency of the Dartmouth community. The intent of this fellowship is to foster the academic careers of promising scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of an academic department. The program also benefits Dartmouth by broadening the range of scholarly specialties, viewpoints, and experiences represented among our faculty.
This fellowship has a term of two years with a start date of 15 June 2016. Fellows teach one course and assist with two introductory-level, large-enrollment courses in each academic year. The fellowship comes with an annual salary of $45,500 as well as health benefits and an annual allowance of $5,000 for research-related expenses (including but not limited to purchase of a computer and travel). Postdoctoral fellows at Dartmouth enjoy full use of College resources such as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts.
Dartmouth’s Department of Classics has nine full-time, tenure-track faculty members with a wide variety of research interests in languages, literature, material culture, and history. We maintain a vibrant academic program that enrolls in excess of 800 students each year. More information about the department can be found at: http://classics.dartmouth.edu/. Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. Dartmouth is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in New England (approximately 35% of undergraduates are Asian-American, African-American, Native American, or Latino) and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be sent via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/33293). Samples of scholarly work should be sent only at our request. Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.