Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics

Institution Name 
Grand Valley State University
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Application Deadline 
May 15, 2019
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The Department of Classics at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, for the 2019-20 academic year. The teaching load is 4 courses per semester. Courses will include mythology, literature in translation, and other subjects such as Greek and Roman civilization.

We seek a broadly trained classicist with demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching and the desire to contribute to a vibrant and innovative program in Classics.  A Ph.D. in Classics by the time of the appointment is preferred, although we will also consider advanced ABD candidates.

Interested candidates are asked to apply online at by May 15.  Please submit: 1) a cover letter that includes discussion of your approaches to teaching, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).  Questions should be directed to Melissa Morison, Chair, Department of Classics, at the same online address.

Located close to Lake Michigan and set in the natural beauty of West Michigan, with two main campuses in Allendale and Grand Rapids, Grand Valley State University enjoys the advantages of being in one of the economically strongest and fastest growing areas of the state. Established in 2000, the Department of Classics offers a strong undergraduate major with emphases in Classical Languages, Latin Secondary Education, and Classical Studies. As colleagues committed to a diverse face-to-face learning community of students and faculty, the Department works closely with students to facilitate and encourage success in all walks of life. For further information, applicants are encouraged to visit the Department’s web site at

Grand Valley State University is guided by our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

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