Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Kalamazoo College
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
AncientScience/Medicine
ClassicalArchaeology
ClassicalArtHistory
Ancient History
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 4, 2019
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Classics, beginning Fall 2020. We seek a generalist with a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to the liberal arts. Candidates must be able to teach both Latin and Ancient Greek at all levels and show an interest in developing and teaching an array of civilization courses that speak to our increasingly diverse student body. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year over three quarters (2-2-2), with opportunities to contribute to the College’s Shared Passages program of first-year, sophomore and senior seminars. Ph.D. at time of appointment and teaching experience are required.  Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching or research interests in one or more of the following areas: SLA pedagogy, Greek or Roman material culture, race and ethnicity, history of science, or history of ancient Greece, Rome or the Mediterranean region. The successful candidate will be expected to assume a position of leadership in the department at the earliest opportunity, actively participating in rethinking both the content and the pedagogy of the curriculum in Classics for the twenty-first century. Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence.  We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. It is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by November 4, 2019, will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy, description of scholarly interests, statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format to https://www.kzoo.edu/search/classics. Three letters of reference in PDF format should be sent to ClassicsSearch@kzoo.edu with the subject line lastname_firstname. For more information, see the College homepage at www.kzoo.edu and departmental homepage at reason.kzoo.edu/classics. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Course Load 
2-2-2
Placement Year 

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