Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
University of Massachusetts Boston
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Spoken Latin; Active Pedagogy
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 15, 2019
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The Department of Classics and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2020.  The new hire will teach a range of undergraduate courses—in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies—but will in particular assist in directing the department’s masters-level program for training Latin teachers and the summer Latin immersion program, the Conventiculum Bostoniense.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated interest in language pedagogy, a readiness to oversee teaching practica, and an ability to speak Latin. The ideal candidate will have had some experience teaching at the precollegiate level. 

Application review will begin November 15, 2019. 

Applications should include: a cover letter, CV, and transcripts of graduate coursework; contact information for three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample of scholarly writing. Part of the interview will be conducted in Latin. Candidates will have the option of a Skype interview in lieu of the face-to-face interview at this year’s SCS Meeting in Washington, D.C. The position begins September 1, 2020, and the successful candidate must have earned the Ph.D. before this date.

UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX employer.

Questions about the job may be directed to Peter Barrios-Lech at

Please use the online portal to apply, accessible from this page:


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