Classics Lecturer, U.S. and Study Abroad

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The University of Arizona
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February 16, 2018

The Department of Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for a Lecturer position based for part of the year in Orvieto, Italy. This position will begin July 16, 2018. In Fall 2018 the lecturer will serve as a core member of the teaching and travel team for the Dorrance Scholarship Program’s study abroad semester in Orvieto, Italy and at several additional sites in Europe. In Spring 2019, the lecturer will teach for the Department of Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona main campus in Tucson, Arizona. The lecturer will receive full-time salary and benefits from the University of Arizona for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, as well as funding coverage for travel with the Dorrance study abroad program and lodging in Orvieto.

The Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation students is a need-based award providing financial and academic support for Arizona and Hawaii high school graduates pursuing an undergraduate degree at one of Arizona’s public universities or at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The Dorrance Scholarship Program provides Dorrance Scholars the opportunity to study abroad for one semester in Orvieto, Italy.

Applicants for this lecturer position must have a Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field by August 1, 2018 and an excellent record in teaching Classics at the university level. Candidates with previous Study Abroad experience are of particular interest. Candidates prepared to teach courses on the literature, culture, and history of ancient Rome are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities will include serving as a faculty member for the Dorrance Scholarship Program’s fifteen-week (estimated) residential program in Orvieto, Italy, during the Fall 2018 semester; participating with the Dorrance Scholarship Program and its collaborators in program planning, curriculum development, and other activities to support the long-term success of the Program’s study/travel semester abroad; and teaching three Classics courses in Tucson, AZ (UA Main campus) during the Spring 2019 semester.

Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2018. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Karen Seat at To apply, please visit the following website:  (The job title on the website is "Adjunct Lecturer, Religious Studies & Classics" and it is listed as a 1.0 FTE, or full-time, position.)         

To apply, please visit the following website:  At this application portal you will be prompted to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Your references will be contacted automatically with a request to submit a letter of reference. At least one letter of reference should address teaching abilities.           

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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