Assistant Professor in Classical Studies and Medical Humanities

Institution Name 
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 10, 2017

Classical Studies & Medical Humanities: The Department of Philosophy & Classics at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for one Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Classical Studies, with competence in Medical Humanities, to begin August 2018. Responsibilities include developing a strong research program, teaching courses at the undergraduate levels, participation in department activities, and service to the department, college, and university. The normal teaching load is 2/2. We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated teacher/scholar who will welcome the opportunity to work closely with undergraduates and to promote the study of Classical Studies and Medical Humanities across the campus and around the world. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the department’s commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in the areas of Classical Studies and medicine. Teaching responsibilities include Latin and Greek language courses at all levels; Classics courses taught in English (e.g., Greek and Roman Myth, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World, Intro to Greece, Intro to Rome, etc); and Medical Humanities courses (e.g., Intro to Medical Humanities, Medical Humanities Capstone Seminar, etc.). Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Classics or a related field by September 1, 2018. Required qualifications include: demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, a record of outstanding scholarship, and demonstrated commitment to service. Candidates must have expertise in classical languages and literature, as well as teaching competence in some area of the medical humanities (to include the history of medicine, ancient medicine, narrative medicine, medicine and the arts, medicine and social justice, and related areas). Candidates who have additional interests (e.g, in general humanities, philosophy, religion, history, art history, women’s and gender studies, fine arts, mathematics, natural or social science, or material culture) are encouraged to apply. The Department of Philosophy and Classics offers three BA degrees (Classical Studies and Humanities, Medical Humanities, and Philosophy), and the MA in Philosophy. The University of Texas at San Antonio is a dynamic institution with a diverse and growing student population of over 30,000. The city of San Antonio is the second largest in Texas and the seventh largest in the nation. Its cosmopolitan character, extensive recreational opportunities, low cost-of-living, excellent health care, and temperate climate make it a highly desirable place to live. Application review begins November 10, 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit pdf files of: a letter of interest, CV, research sample, teaching portfolio, and graduate transcripts to the STARS online employment site at https://jobs.utsa.edu/. Three letters of reference are required, under separate cover. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All jobs at UTSA are considered security-sensitive. Send inquiries to the Department Senior Administrator, Melanie Zulaica, at melanie.zulaica@utsa.edu.

Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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