Assistant Professor in Classics & Humanities

Institution Name 
Reed College
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
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Application Deadline 
October 18, 2019
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Reed College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Classics and Humanities beginning August 2020. We seek to appoint a teacher-scholar of exceptional promise with research specialties in Greek or Latin literature that will complement the existing strengths of the department and the college. The successful candidate will teach a 3–2 load typically comprised of different levels of Greek and Latin together with a team-taught interdisciplinary humanities course for first-year students that focuses on building skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking. Reed faculty also advise year-long senior theses and mentor other forms of undergraduate research.

Applicants should demonstrate dedication to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level (especially in the courses mentioned above) as well as productive and sustained engagement in scholarship. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment.

Reed College is a highly selective liberal arts institution with a distinguished record of educational accomplishment and a strong commitment to scholarship ( The Reed community values diversity and pluralism as essential to the excellence of its academic program. In your cover letter, please convey how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in Reed's diversity statement ( 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, three recommendation letters, and a writing sample of approximately 25 pages (such as a dissertation excerpt or article) to by October 18, 2019. Additional materials may be solicited at a later stage. The committee expects to conduct video interviews in late November and early December. Please contact the search chair, Prof. Sonia Sabnis (, with questions about the search.

Reed College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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