Assistant Professor, Roman culture and literature

Institution Name 
Boston College
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
LatinVerse
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 15, 2020

The Department of Classical Studies at Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Roman culture and literature, especially poetry. Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment (July 1, 2021); teaching experience is a plus.

We seek candidates with broad intellectual interests that will expand our offerings in ancient civilization and appeal to students outside the discipline. Readiness to develop a new course in at least one area of the BC Core Curriculum (e.g. Literature, Fine Arts, History, Cultural Diversity) is highly desired. Candidates must be able to teach both Latin and Greek language and literature from the elementary to the advanced level (the latter courses include both undergraduate and M.A. students). The normal teaching load is five courses per year.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter, describing both your research interests and at least one course in the area of ancient civilization that you have taught or hope to teach, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, and (4) a brief writing sample. Applications should be submitted on-line at https://apply.interfolio.com/79453. Inquiries and correspondence may be addressed to Kendra Eshleman, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, 140 Commonweath Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, kendra.eshleman@bc.edu. All materials must be received by November 15, 2020. Interviews will be conducted remotely in early January.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity. Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Course Load 
2-3
Placement Year 

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