Latin and Ancient Greek Language Lecturer

Institution Name 
University of Chicago
Position Rank 
Lecturer
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
January 15, 2018

The University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Lecturer, with full-time benefits, expected to begin September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter for an initial one-year term, with the possibility of renewal. We seek candidates committed to a career in language teaching and learning and to keeping up with best practices in pedagogy. The successful candidate will teach a minimum of six courses per year in elementary and intermediate Latin and Ancient Greek, upper-level grammar review, and/or elementary prose composition. In addition, the Lecturer will be appointed as Language Program Director (LPD). Duties of the LPD include: reviewing, supervising, and scheduling the graduate student language pedagogy program; designing and teaching pedagogy workshops; collaborating with faculty and graduate students in course design; and assessment, including placement exams.

Required qualifications: PhD in Classics or a related field by the start date of the appointment; language teaching experience in a rigorous language program; and a demonstrated engagement with pedagogy and course development. Preferred qualifications: supervisory experience in an established language program; familiarity with both traditional and innovative approaches to language learning.

Interested candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 03557. Applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement and portfolio, including sample syllabi and evaluations, and 4) three letters of reference. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process. Interviews will be conducted through video-conference.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on January 2, 2018, and will continue to receive applications until January 15, 2018. No application materials will be accepted after January 15, 2018. For more information, contact Michèle Lowrie (mlowrie@uchicago.edu).

University positions are contingent upon final budgetary approval. 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request. 

Course Load 
2-2-2
Placement Year 

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