Visiting Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
Gustavus Adolphus College
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
April 5, 2019
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Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time two-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies to begin September 1, 2019.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and boldly open to insight. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equipping students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We seek employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity.

The Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies has been nationally recognized as one of the top liberal arts college classics departments. Through its diverse curriculum, the department supports the college’s mission, enabling students to come to understand themselves and their environment within a historical framework, perceive complexity, think critically, and develop an appreciation for the liberal arts and the intrinsic value of learning. The department’s mission is to train students who are as broadly educated as possible, with skills of life-long learning that will transfer to whatever careers they eventually pursue and will prepare them for lives of leadership and service to the common good.

Major/Essential Functions: This is a full time position with benefits. The annual teaching assignment will be six or seven courses spread over fall and spring semester and possibly a one-month January Term experiential course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in classical studies and all levels of Greek and/or Latin (e.g., myth, ancient history and culture, or art and archaeology courses). Please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • We seek candidates with an earned PhD (all specializations considered), but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2019;
  • Prior experience teaching at the undergraduate level;
  • A commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising; and
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching; and
  • Experience teaching in art and archaeology.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
  • A brief (one page) statement on diversity;
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 5, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee. Skype interviews will be conducted in mid to late April.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Course Load 
7-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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