Full-time Lecturer of Classics

Institution Name 
Queens College, the City University of New York
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Application Deadline 
April 26, 2019

The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a full-time appointment in Classics at the rank of Lecturer, to begin in the fall semester of 2019.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate language and literature courses in Classics at all levels, in ancient Greek, Latin as well as in English translation, and contributing to the Classics major and the liberal arts curriculum at Queens College. The successful candidate will be expected to share administrative responsibilities for the Classics program and for the department.

Our department offers a wide variety of courses. In addition to language courses in ancient Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew, we offer courses on both ancient Western and non-Western classics and on modern Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, taught in English and in one of the foreign languages we cover. By providing linguistic and cultural knowledge, we help our students gain a solid foundation for a liberal arts education. We encourage students who have a background in the languages we teach to enhance their proficiency by taking advanced courses. Sequences of our courses may fulfill requirements for majors, minors and interdisciplinary concentrations.

A flagship college of the CUNY system, Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body. Our liberal arts, science and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides. Graduating with the ability to think critically, explore various cultures and use modern technologies and resources to address complex problems, our students have won prominence in many fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching college-level courses in Classics. Experience with literature courses (taught in English) as well as experience teaching Latin (preferred) and/or Ancient Greek is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. and with experience working in a university setting.


CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

How to Apply

If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:

- Go to www.cuny.edu

- Go to the bottom of the webpage and click on “Employment”

- Click on “Search Job Postings”

- Click on “More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs”

- Enter 20410 in the “Job Opening ID” box and click on “Search”

- Select “Lecturer – Classics” and click on “Apply Now”

- Create your account and follow the instructions to complete your application

Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

 (Important Note: You need to provide three reference letters. Please ask your references to send their letters to Professor Yunzhong Shu (yunzhong.shu@qc.cuny.edu) by the closing date.

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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