Assistant Professor in Classics

Institution Name 
College of the Holy Cross
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
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Application Deadline 
September 17, 2019
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The Department of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2020. Our new colleague will teach both Greek and Latin at all levels (beginning to advanced); develop courses in translations that serve the needs of our students; and contribute to our department’s cocurricular activities.  Our colleague will also contribute to one or more of these four areas of departmental emphasis: collaborative student research; diversification of the curriculum; outreach to audiences beyond Holy Cross; and exploration of new language pedagogies. We welcome applications from those working in any area of Classics and especially those interested in reception studies and/or digital humanities.  Please see the more detailed description of this position at

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required. 


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  In your cover letter, in addition to describing your teaching and research interests, please address the ways you might contribute to one or more of the four areas of departmental emphasis noted in the first paragraph. In your statement on teaching, please address pedagogies for both language courses and courses in translation.

As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialogue among people from diverse perspectives as it is integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see In your application please highlight how your scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service might support the College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to

For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit all requested materials by September 17, 2019. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in early October.  We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype. Questions about this search may be directed to Neel Smith, Co-Chair, Search Committee, Chair, Classics Department, or Aaron Seider, Co-Chair, Search Committee,


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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