Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Colorado College
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Greek and Roman Archaeology
Additional Desirable Specialties 
ClassicalArchaeology
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
April 2, 2021
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

The Classics Department at Colorado College announces a one-year, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Classics position to begin in August 2021. A PhD in classical archaeology, classics, or a closely-related field is required by the start of the appointment.

We are interested in applicants whose area of specialty is classical archaeology, art, and the study of material culture. The successful candidate will primarily teach courses in Greek and Roman archaeology. This is a new position in the department and we are looking for candidates who can envision developing and designing the curriculum in these areas. The department values both depth and breadth in the field; we seek a candidate whose research interests complement those of permanent faculty.

Colorado College is a leading national liberal arts college with a distinctive academic calendar called the Block Plan, in which students take one course at a time. The teaching load for this position will consist of 6 courses, equivalent to a 3-3 semester load. The courses will be reflective of the needs of the department and the candidate’s research interests. The college supports scholarship via travel to conferences and internal grant opportunities.

The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Colorado College is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and the Classics department is fully invested in this initiative. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter.

Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2021; we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. A successful candidate must exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and for contributing to the department’s scholarly activities.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a scholarly writing sample (~20 pages).

All applicants need to list at least three references to submit a letter of recommendation. The application site will send emails to references with instructions for electronic submission.

Questions should be directed to Sanjaya Thakur, Department Chair: sthakur@coloradocollege.edu

Course Load 
3-3
Placement Year 

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