Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Lawrence University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Hellenist (Drama)
This position is 
Application Deadline 
April 8, 2019

Lawrence University of Wisconsin, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Classics. Visit for more information about Lawrence University and its surrounding community.

Job Description:

Lawrence University emphasizes the liberal education of its students, thus its faculty must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, a commitment to inclusion and diversity, strong support of the ideals and goals of a broad liberal arts education, strong teaching competencies, and an ongoing program of high quality scholarship and creative activity. 

Lawrence University seeks a Hellenist to lead the development of the department’s curriculum in ancient drama and to teach courses in the following areas: Greek language and literature at all levels, Latin through the intermediate level, classical civilization (including classical mythology), and Greek and Latin literature in English translation. The standard workload at Lawrence is two courses in each of three ten-week terms, with other regular duties that include: leading occasional tutorials and supervising independent study projects; grading, advising, and mentoring students; assisting in curricular planning; and related departmental and institutional service. The person who fills this position will also be responsible for helping to foster programmatic and pedagogical connections between the department of Classics and other departments on campus, with a particular focus on Art History, English, Philosophy, and Theatre Arts. In addition, tenured and tenure-track faculty in Classics are expected to make regular teaching contributions (currently defined as one section every two to three years) to the university’s Freshman Studies program, an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts intended to help new students develop their skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking.

Applicants must have the Ph.D. in Classics in hand at the time of application, and should demonstrate evidence of an active and ongoing research agenda as well as a commitment to teaching excellence, undergraduate advising, and diversity and inclusion.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should apply online at <> by submitting three items: 1) a letter of application (including brief descriptions of the candidate’s research interests, approach to teaching, prior experience in advising or mentoring undergraduate students, and any previous service work, e.g. search committees, graduate admissions committees, or external program reviews); 2) a curriculum vitae (including any publications and a listing of courses taught); and 3) a sample course syllabus. Review of applications will commence on April 8, 2019.

Finalists for the position may also be asked to submit three letters of reference, a writing sample, graduate transcripts, and statements providing further details of their scholarship and teaching philosophy.

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