Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics

Institution Name 
Bowdoin College
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
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Application Deadline 
June 15, 2019
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Bowdoin College’s Department of Classics invites applications for a one-year replacement position in Classics at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level, for the 2019-20 academic year. PhD preferred, advanced ABD considered. We seek candidates with expertise in ancient Greek or Roman material culture, who are also competent and enthusiastic to teach courses in Greek or Latin language and literature. Teaching responsibilities include teaching two courses each semester. In the Fall semester this will entail an introductory survey of Greek Archaeology, and a first-year seminar on a topic related to the successful applicant’s area of expertise. In the Spring semester this will entail an advanced seminar on a topic related to the successful applicant’s area of expertise, and a course in Greek or Latin language and literature at the intermediate level. Applicants should demonstrate a dedication to teaching excellence and a promise of successful scholarly engagement.

Bowdoin welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we ask you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter that details your approaches to teaching and scholarly research as well as, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin April 22, 2019.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

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