Classical Languages, Cultural Program Coordinator

Institution Name 
Colorado College
Position Rank 
Other
If Other, Please Specify 
PhD Candidate preferred
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite

https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/3202

This is a full-time, 9 month position that runs from mid-August until mid-May.

Ph.D. candidate preferred. Satisfactory knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek is necessary. Some experience teaching Latin and/or Greek at College/University level is preferable.

Summary:
Works for the Classics department to assist in language teaching though instruction, tutoring and related cultural activities. The Classical Languages and Cultural Activities Coordinator lives on campus and also directs/coordinates cultural programming.

Essential Duties:
Teaching: Extended format Latin and Greek classes – 4-6 hours/week in each language, total 8-12 hours/week—ranging from lower intermediate to advanced level.

Tutoring: as needed to supplement the class meetings: 4-6 hours/week.

Cultural Programming: The CLCAC is in charge of the cultural programming for the Classics Department. S/he will live on campus near students. S/he will plan, organize and execute cultural programs and activities for Greek and Latin students and the campus community (e.g. dinners, movies, language “tables” at meals, field trips, campus-wide cultural activities involving literature, drama, film or dance). 

The CLCAC will also:
• Maintain appropriate documentation and records for the Cultural Coordinator position. 
• Collaborate with the Director of Study Abroad and Residential Life Coordinator to create programs to prepare students for experiences abroad and reconnect students returning from abroad. 
• Meet as appropriate with the faculty advisor.
• Support and contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity at Colorado College and work effectively with the many constituencies on campus.
• Assist in promoting a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following College procedures; requesting and using appropriate protective equipment; and participating in appropriate safety training.
• Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Skills:

• Knowledge of teaching methodologies and classroom strategies.
• Strong interpersonal skills necessary. 
• Must be independent, adaptable, flexible, able to work with various constituencies, and enthusiastic about classical culture.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential.

Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a scholarly writing sample, and 4) a list of references, at least one of whom can speak to teaching ability.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on February 20th.

A successful candidate must exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and for contributing to the department’s scholarly activities.

Financial Compensation:
• $7,200 stipend, subject to US taxes
• Depending on qualifications, up to $900 per quarter-unit adjunct course (maximum $5,400 per semester) on top of the stipend, subject to US taxes
• Housing (furnished), a meal allowance ($1,600 per semester), and health insurance are also included
• Lowest fare direct round trip coach flight to/ from Colorado Springs
• Opportunity to audit (without credit) up to two courses per semester (when these courses do not conflict with the activities required for the position)

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Questions should be directed to Sanjaya Thakur, Chair of the Classics Department: sthakur@coloradocollege.edu

Course Load 
5-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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