Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics

Institution Name 
Northwestern University
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Language, literature, history, or culture of ancient Greece, in original texts or in translation
Additional Desirable Specialties 
A strong record in pedagogical innovation and creativity
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
January 15, 2020
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

The Department of Classics at Northwestern University invites applications for a one-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics starting September 1, 2020. The position may be renewed in 2021-22. This is a non-tenure track, full-time, benefits eligible position. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong record in pedagogical innovation and creativity. The successful candidate will teach six classes (two per quarter) at any undergraduate level in the language, literature, history, or culture of ancient Greece, in original texts or in translation. Greek languages courses will be taught according to a pre-existing departmental curriculum designed and overseen by the Director of the Greek Program. Research subfields are open. Experience teaching the ancient Greek language as well as evidence of lecturing skills are required. Demonstrated evidence of teaching and/or training diverse student populations is preferred. A doctoral degree in Classics is required by the time the appointment begins. The Department of Classics at Northwestern is an active community of faculty and students engaging in research and teaching across the spectrum of ancient studies, with special interests in global antiquities and classical reception studies. Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) A cover letter; (2) A one-page teaching statement; (3) A one-page diversity statement (optional); (4) A curriculum vitae; (5) Evidence of teaching ability and expertise, including sample syllabi (required), course evaluations (required), and video-based evidence of teaching or public speaking (optional); (6) A one-page research statement; (7) Three letters of recommendation. Please submit materials electronically through the application link available on our website, https://www.classics.northwestern.edu/people/job-opportunities.html. The review of applications will start on January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via video conferencing. Inquiries about the application process may be directed to Alison Witt-Janssen, classics@northwestern.edu. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Course Load 
2-3
Placement Year 

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