Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
Grinnell College
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
InterdisciplinaryStudies
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 15, 2019

The Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2020. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. Broad training in Classics is highly desirable. Area of scholarly specialization is open. Interdisciplinary interests, including reception of the Classics, are welcome. The Department provides instruction in Greek and Latin language and literature along with Greek and Roman history, art and archaeology, and a range of other courses in classical civilization. The teaching load is five courses (or equivalent) over two semesters; periodically one course will be Tutorial (a topical writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, the only College-wide requirement beyond the completion of a major in an individually-advised curriculum). Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/majors-concentrations/classics.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 15, 2019. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online.Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and representative sample of scholarly writing, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor ANGELO MERCADO, at [ClassicsSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4730.


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An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Course Load 
5-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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