Lecturer, Classical Archaeology

Institution Name 
Union College
Position Rank 
Area of Specialty 
Classical Archaeology
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Application Deadline 
January 10, 2019
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The Department of Classics at Union College in Schenectady, NY invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer position in Classical Archaeology beginning in Fall 2019. PhD should be in hand by August 2019. The initial appointment will be for a three-year period with the possibility of renewal. Teaching responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, courses in Classical Archaeology, Archaeological Methods, and other courses in translation. Teaching competencies must also include Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels. Contributions to the College's interdisciplinary programs are welcome (e.g. Computational Methods, Digital Media, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Religious Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. A full list of programs may be found here: www.union.edu/interdisciplinary-studies). Co-curricular responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, assisting students in finding fieldwork opportunities and funding, establishing relationships with local organizations, supporting the integration of archaeological resources in the courses of other disciplines, working with colleagues in the sciences on the use of multi-disciplinary instrumentation, initiating innovative approaches to the integration of Classics and the Sciences, and mentoring a diverse student body. Union employs a trimester system, and the normal teaching load is two courses per term.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, including a statement regarding experience working with diverse student populations and/or ability to contribute to a diverse community, a CV, two sample course syllabi, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for three references through our online application system at jobs.union.edu. An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Further information about Union College may be found at www.union.edu. Applications must be received by January 10, 2019. We will not interview at the annual meeting of the SCS/AIA. We anticipate conducting first-round interviews via Skype. Questions may be directed to classicschair@union.edu.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations. Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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