Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics

Institution Name 
University of Iowa
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
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This position is 
Application Deadline 
January 21, 2020
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The Department of Classics at The University of Iowa invites applications for a 75%-time three-year Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin August 2020. This is a non-tenure track position. The teaching load is six courses per academic year. The successful candidate will teach Latin, Greek, ancient medicine, and other courses on the ancient world in English. Teaching experience in Latin, evidence of ability to teach Greek, and a record of teaching experience, research, or coursework in ancient medicine are required. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required. Salary is dependent on candidate’s experience and credentials.
The Department of Classics includes seven full-time faculty members, one visiting assistant professor, and five lecturers. The department also maintains strong ties with colleagues in Rhetoric, History, Art History, and Religious Studies. It supports an M.A. and a Ph.D. program in Classics, and undergraduate majors in Classical Languages and Ancient Civilization.
Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript, and at least three current letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants may submit evidence of teaching ability and expertise (such as sample syllabi and course evaluations).
Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Screening of applications begins January 21, 2020. Applicants should apply on-line through the Jobs@UIowa website, requisition #73775. Send inquiries to All applications will be acknowledged, and applicants will be informed when the position has been filled.
The Department of Classics and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Education Requirement: Ph.D. in Classics or related field at time of appointment.
Required Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in Latin.
  • Evidence of ability (as demonstrated through coursework and/or teaching experience) to teach Greek language courses at all undergraduate levels.
  • Teaching experience, research, or coursework in ancient medicine.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in Greek.
  • Teaching experience as lecturer in a large course taught in English (50+ students).
Salary: Commensurate
Contact Information:
Craig Gibson
Department of Classics
The University of Iowa
210 Jefferson Building
Iowa City, IA 52240
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