Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Williams College
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
February 1, 2020
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

The Department of Classics at Williams College invites applications for appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2020. We are seeking a classicist who has strong preparation in Greek and Latin language and literature, as well as in classical culture. Applicants should be strongly committed to excellent undergraduate teaching and preferably have experience teaching both Greek and Latin. The successful candidate will teach four courses in the first year, and either four or five courses in the second year, depending on the department’s needs. Courses may include introductory and intermediate Latin and Greek, advanced seminars in Latin and/or Greek, and one or more courses in translation that engage with the candidate’s own areas of expertise. Topics might range from literature to material and visual culture, religion, society, and daily life in the ancient world. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, as well as individuals who have experience working effectively with a broadly diverse student population. Applicants are asked in their cover letter to note any specific knowledge, skills, and abilities related to building inclusive learning environments. The successful candidate is expected to have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2020.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1. Applicants should submit a letter of application that explains their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/71489. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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