Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures

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Smith College
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November 15, 2018

The Department of Classical Languages and Literatures at Smith College has been authorized to hire a tenure-track Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure status negotiable), with the position to begin July 1, 2019. Advanced Assistant candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand and at least two years of full-time teaching experience or the equivalent at the rank of Instructor or above. Preference will be given to those with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: Greek or Roman material culture; race and ethnicity in antiquity; public humanities; reception studies; use of digital methodologies. The teaching load is normally two regular courses per semester; teaching expectations will include courses in Latin and Greek language and literature at all undergraduate levels, as well as first-year seminars and Classics courses in translation according to the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to assume a position of leadership in the Department at the earliest opportunity, actively participating in rethinking both the content and the pedagogy of the undergraduate curriculum in Classical Studies for the twenty-first century.

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Supplemental materials will be requested of short-listed candidates. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2018, and interviews will be conducted at the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting in San Diego, January 3-6, 2019.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department may be found at

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement: Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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