Institution Name 
UMass Amherst
Position Rank 
Area of Specialty 
Greek World and Roman World
This position is 
Application Deadline 
February 27, 2019

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for two full-time lecturers, each with distinct and specific specialties.

One of the two available positions is for a specialist in the Greek world, who will teach intensive first-year Greek and intermediate Greek. In addition, departmental curricular needs may include courses in Classical Mythology, Greek Religion, or another related topic.

The second of the two available positions is for a specialist in the Roman world, who will teach intermediate Latin and an advanced Latin prose course. In addition, departmental curricular needs may include courses in Classical Mythology, Roman Material Culture and Archaeology, Roman Civilization, or another related topic.

The teaching load for both positions is three courses per semester. Lecturers are also expected to play a full and active role in the work of the department and to contribute to departmental service by, for example, serving on departmental committees and advising students.

These are full-time (9-month) non-tenure-track positions beginning September 1, 2019 and are non-renewable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


A Ph.D. in Classics or equivalent is required prior to the beginning of the appointment.

Application Instructions

There is one application portal for both positions.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (clearly identifying to which position you are applying), curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and evidence of relevant teaching experience to:


Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of February 27, 2019 to ensure full consideration.

Additional Information

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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