Visting Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Oberlin College
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
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The Classics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one (1) year, beginning Fall semester 2016, and will carry the rank of a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences for the academic year 2016-2017. We seek broadly trained Classicists with a special interest in Roman history and/or Latin prose, excluding Apuleius. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year; depending on budget and the staffing needs of the department, the position may be extended for an additional academic year.
The Department of Classics has four full-time faculty and teaches a wide range of course in Classical civilization, including Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, and ancient archaeology. Courses in ancient philosophy and religion are offered by cooperating members in other departments. For further information on the department, please see Phone: 440-775-8390.
Oberlin is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio that is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission – traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Oberlin College has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, and excellent facilities and academic and technological resources. For more information, go to
The successful candidate will teach courses in the general area of Classical Civilization and Languages. Teaching load will be five courses per year, including a course on the history of Rome and courses in Greek and Latin. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who can teach an advanced Latin course in Latin Prose, excluding Apuleius. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2016-2017). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* Please note that our system does not work with Interfolio. You will need to submit valid emails for each of your recommenders; the system will email each recommender to request a letter. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin's employment website,
*By providing these names of references you agree that we may contact your references.
  Review of applications will begin on February 01, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February 01 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
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