Lecturer, Modern Greek Language and Culture

Institution Name 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position Rank 
Lecturer
Area of Specialty 
Modern Greek Language and Culture
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Study abroad in Greece
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
April 8, 2019
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

The Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time 9-month, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer in the area of Modern Greek language and culture, with a start date of August 16, 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Modern Greek, Classics, Comparative Literature or in an immediately relevant field by June 1, 2019 and must be fluent in Modern Greek language. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses. They will include Modern Greek language at the beginning and intermediate levels as well as courses on Greek culture, ancient and modern, and/or on the reception of Classics. The ability to lead a study abroad program to Greece is desirable, but not required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. This appointment is subject to renewal, based on performance and availability of funds.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu. Required information includes a cover letter, CV/resume, short writing sample (15 pages), evidence of excellence in teaching (evaluations, up to three sample syllabi including one course in the area of Modern Greek language and culture), and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by April 8, 2019; letters of reference must be received by April 15, 2019. References will be contacted electronically within a few days of application submission.

The Department of the Classics offers a B.A. in Classics as well as an M.A. in Classics and a Ph.D. in Classical Philology. Among its curricular options, it includes a Minor in Greek that combines the study of Ancient and Modern Greek language, literature, and culture. Courses in Modern Greek have been taught steadily since 2008 with the collaboration of other units and programs on campus. The University is noted for its extensive library holdings in Classics and related fields and for its museums, with excellent collections of ancient Mediterranean artifacts. The Department of the Classics also publishes the journals, Illinois Classical Studies and Classical Journal. Inquiries should be addressed to Angeliki Tzanetou, Chair of the Search Committee, tzanetou@illinois.edu or 217-333-1008. Additional information about the Modern Greek program in the Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can be found at http://www.classics.illinois.edu/.

For further information please contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.




Course Load 
3-3
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