Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Southwestern University
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
InterdisciplinaryStudies
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
March 30, 2020
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

The Classics Program at Southwestern University invites applications for a full-time, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Classics beginning the 2020-2021 academic year. The second year of the appointment is contingent on satisfactory performance.

We seek applicants excited about working in a student-centered, undergraduate liberal-arts setting, with its focus on engaged teaching and academic research. Applicants should have teaching experience/ability in Latin, experience/ability to support Greek, and an interest in developing interdisciplinary courses. It is preferred that the PhD in Classics or a related field be completed by the time of the appointment.

The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester (as well as occasional independent studies). Courses will include introductory and intermediate Latin and interdisciplinary courses that engage with the candidate’s own areas of expertise and meet the broader curricular needs of the institution.  Candidates who have a strong commitment to enhancing diversity in academia are encouraged to apply.  We seek candidates committed to inclusive pedagogies and to serving an increasingly diverse student body.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate private institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For more information concerning the University, visit our website at www.southwestern.edu.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter (which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and a short list of courses that you have a strong interest in developing and teaching), curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/75004.  The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 30, 2020. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F


Course Load 
3-3
Placement Year 

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