Teaching Professor Classics

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Xavier University
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Teaching Professor
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January 14, 2019
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The Department of Classics and Modern Languages at Xavier University invites applications for a non-tenure-track, yearly-renewable Teaching Professor of Classics, starting in Fall 2019. The Teaching Professor position is renewable on a yearly basis, with the potential after six years for promotion to Senior Teaching Professor with a rolling two-year renewable contract. Candidates must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching.

Position Responsibilities

Duties will include teaching mostly beginning and intermediate level Latin and Greek language courses as well as Classics courses in translation, such as Greek and Roman civilization, archaeology, and Greek and Latin literature; service and participation in the life of the Department and University consistent with the mission of Jesuit higher education; and professional development activities on and off campus.  Teaching load is typically four courses per semester.

Required Qualifications

M.A. in Classics. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in student-centered teaching. Commitment to participate in student/faculty events as part of the Classics and Philosophy Honors program.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate students in Latin, Greek, and Classics. Background in Greek literature and experience with Greek or Roman archaeology. Ph.D. in Classics.


To apply, please submit a dossier that includes a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and recent teaching evaluations to our online application at https://www.xavier.edu/working-at-xavier/  In addition, by that same date, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Pam Rose at cmlclassicsearch@xavier.edu. To ensure full consideration, all materials must be received by January 14, 2019.

For questions, please contact Dr. Thomas E. Strunk, Chair of the Search Committee, Dept. of Classics and Modern Languages, strunkt@xavier.edu, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH  45207.

The successful candidate will join Xavier faculty in the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts serving a diverse population of students. The university is committed to excellence in teaching, high quality scholarly activity, and creative and intelligent engagement with questions of interfaith dialogue, peace, justice, and sustainability. 

Xavier is and Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests.

Xavier’s location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

For more information on Xavier, please visit our website at www.xavier.edu.  For more information on the Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts program visit https://www.xavier.edu/honors/programs/honors-bachelor-of-arts.

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