Visiting Assistant Professor (Honors Program / Classical Studies Program)

Institution Name 
Fairfield University
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
May 15, 2018

About Fairfield University:

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT.  The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.  As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Fairfield University's Honors Program and its Classical Studies Program seek candidates for a one-year renewable Visiting Assistant Professorship. The position requires teaching four courses each semester, two in the Honors Program and two in Latin language and/or ancient literature in translation. The successful candidate will have completed the PhD and have a demonstrated track-record of success in interdisciplinary scholarship; interdisciplinary collaborative research projects; and/or interdisciplinary team-teaching. Teaching responsibilities in the Honors Program will include team-teaching in the interdisciplinary sequence of courses on “Enduring Questions” and “Emerging Questions,” and teaching solo seminars on topics relevant to the candidate’s research interests. Teaching responsibilities in Classical Studies will include introductory Latin classes and intermediate Latin readings in a Roman author of the candidate's choice, and a class on an ancient author of the candidate’s choice read in English translation.


Applicants are expected to have a PhD. The area of specialty is open, but preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests.  Applicants should be prepared to teach day and evening courses at the undergraduate.  The teaching load is 4 courses each semester.

Additional Information:

In addition, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom

The salary and the benefits for the position are competitive.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented groups. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin in May; for full consideration all material must be submitted by May 15, 2018.  

For full consideration, please click and upload the following materials:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of application
  • statement describing program of research
  • contact information for three references
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