Adjunct Lecturer, Classics (Orvieto, Italy)

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University of Arizona
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March 1, 2019
The Department of Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for an Adjunct Lecturer position based for the entire academic year in Orvieto, Italy. This position will begin July 15, 2019. In Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, the lecturer will serve as a core member of the teaching and travel team for the Dorrance Scholarship Program’s study abroad program based in Orvieto, Italy. While instruction will take place primarily in Orvieto, the program includes trips with students throughout Italy, several additional sites in Europe, and the U.S. east coast. The lecturer will receive full-time salary and benefits from the University of Arizona for the entire 2019-2020 academic year, as well as funding coverage for travel with the Dorrance study abroad program and lodging in Orvieto. This position has the possibility for renewal and career advancement, pending budgetary approval.
The Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation students is a need-based award providing financial and academic support for Arizona high school graduates pursuing an undergraduate degree at one of Arizona’s public universities. The award is renewable for a total of eight semesters (four years) of funding. Scholarships are renewed based on academic standing, participation in program events and activities and community service projects. Recipients may major in the degree program of their choice.
The Dorrance Scholarship Program provides Dorrance Scholars the opportunity to study abroad for one semester in Orvieto, Italy (Fall or Spring), with the following goals:
(1) To introduce students to different cultures, both in theory (academically) and in practice (the study abroad experience itself), thereby contributing to global citizenship.
(2) To advance students’ knowledge of Western cultural foundations and their legacy in America.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Participating with the Dorrance Scholarship Program (DSP) and its collaborators in program planning, curriculum development, and other activities to support the long-term success of the Program’s study/travel semester abroad.
  • Serving as a faculty member for the Program’s fifteen-week (estimated) residential program in Orvieto, Italy, during both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. The fifteen-week program will be similar each semester, with the same courses repeated in Spring 2020 for a new cohort of students. Each semester would include the following:
  • Teaching 2-3 Classics courses (to be determined by DSP) in Orvieto during each semester.
  • Meeting deadlines and following policies from the University of Arizona Study Abroad Office, which is a Program collaborator (e.g., syllabi, grading, etc.).
  • Collaborating with other Program faculty regarding course themes, academic deadlines and expectations, and travel excursions to create a unified but interdisciplinary study experience for the students.
  • Contributing academic content to a travel field guide that complements the courses offered.
  • Holding office hours, mentoring, advising, and tutoring students in Orvieto.
  • Chaperoning program travel excursions. In addition to travel throughout Italy, this would include travel with students and other faculty and Program staff to various European countries and to the east coast of the United States.
  • Conducting lectures in-situ as appropriate (some local guides also will be used).
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Classics or closely related field by the beginning of the Fall semester
  • Professional-level English
  • Experience teaching Classics at the university level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with study abroad programs
  • Experience teaching courses on the literature, culture, art, and history of ancient Greece and Rome
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Curriculum Development Experience

Required documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

(All application materials must be uploaded to the UACareers system for an applicant to receive full consideration.)

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