Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Monmouth College
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
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Application Deadline 
November 24, 2017

Monmouth College, a selective liberal arts college and member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, seeks a creative, innovative teacher/scholar for a full-time, tenure-track position in Classics, starting in August 2018. The position requires a Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field and evidence of teaching excellence. While the candidate should be broadly trained, her/his particular area of expertise should be in the Roman world. Teaching responsibilities, within a three-course load per semester, may include Latin language courses at all undergraduate levels; classical Greek at all undergraduate levels, and perhaps Koine Greek at the introductory level; a range of courses in mythology, literature, history, and civilization, many of them of the instructor’s proposal and design; and courses in the College’s general education Integrated Studies curriculum. Independent studies for students completing capstone courses are sometimes taught as well beyond the three-course load.  Monmouth’s Classics Department has long been vital and dynamic, and we would hope to hire a candidate with ideas for, and willingness to contribute to, a vibrant experience for our undergraduates. This includes, among other possibilities, planning and coordinating programming, revising the curriculum as necessary, and advising students toward satisfying professional outcomes.

Located in the welcoming community of Monmouth, Illinois, the college is a member of the prestigious Associated Colleges of the Midwest.  Following the adoption and implementation of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary general education curriculum and the continuation of a bold strategic plan entitled “Think Anew, Act Anew,” the college is now prepared to move confidently forward as an innovator among liberal arts colleges.  Monmouth is again in the top tier of the US News ranking for National Liberal Arts Colleges, was just ranked 77th out of 239 national liberal arts colleges by the Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of US Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students.  The College’s mission statement can be found here:

For fullest consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript (a copy or an unofficial version is perfectly acceptable), and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three people who could provide letters of recommendation if asked. Send these materials, addressed to Dr. Robert Holschuh Simmons, Chair, Classics Search, Monmouth College, by e-mail to Review of applications will begin immediately after the position is opened and will continue until November 24, 2017.  Initial interviews will take place at the SCS/AIA meeting in Boston in January 2018, though those selected for an interview who will not be present at that meeting may arrange to have an interview via Skype.

Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Monmouth does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, military service, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other factors as prohibited by law in its employment policies.  For more information about the college, please visit A full description can be found under Employment Opportunities.

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