Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
College of the Holy Cross
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Social/Cultural History of the Ancient World
Additional Desirable Specialties 
InterdisciplinaryStudies
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 12, 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2018. Our new colleague will teach courses in the Greek and Latin languages, as well as courses on the history of ancient Greece and Rome. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research in the social and/or cultural history of the ancient world, and to those with an interest in and ability to contribute to one or more of following interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Environmental Studies; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; International Studies; Latin American & Latino Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; and Peace & Conflict Studies. Experience collaborating with undergraduates on research will be considered an asset.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty members are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

For more information on Holy Cross’ Department of Classics, please visit our website http://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/classics .

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advance levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. In your statement on teaching, please address both language pedagogies and historical social pedagogies that you have used, as well as ways that you could envision collaborating with students on research. Previous experience teaching, mentoring or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/44869 .

Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2017, and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in January 2018 either at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies or via Skype. Questions about this search may be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Ellen Perry, at eperry@holycross.edu.  

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Course Load 
3-2
Placement Year 

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