The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Valparaiso University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2020. Preferred qualifications: ability to teach all levels of undergraduate Latin and Greek, with emphasis on the literature, history, and material culture of ancient Rome. Ability and willingness to teach in our freshman seminar CORE program also preferred. Candidates should be Ph.D./ABD, committed to excellent teaching, and show promise for scholarly activity.
Valparaiso is a selective private university 50 miles from Chicago. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.
Duties for this full-time position include a combination of teaching, continued scholarly activity, ongoing professional development, and service to the Department and University. Valpo's workload model allows for flexibility in how these components are balanced for each faculty member.
Candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio through the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/70842. Materials should be submitted on or before December 15, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in January 2020.