Institution Name 
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Area of Specialty 
Classical Civilization
Additional Desirable Specialties 
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Application Deadline 
April 20, 2021
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The Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer in the area of Classical Civilization and Archaeology, with a start date of August 16, 2021. Reappointment may be possible based on departmental need, funding, and satisfactory performance review.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses each semester on topics such as religion, Greek archaeology, and Roman archaeology. One fall course may be repeated in spring if enrollments allow.


Applicants must have a PhD in Classics or a related field (e.g. Archaeology, Anthropology, Egyptology, Near Eastern Studies) by the time of appointment. Candidates with at least one year of college teaching experience will be given preference.


This is a full-time 9-month, non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer. Reappointment may be possible based on departmental need, funding, and satisfactory performance review. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and includes benefits (https://humanresources.illinois.edu/employees/new-hires/benefits.html). 


To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu Required materials include (1) a cover letter, (2) CV/resume, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) sample syllabus for a course in Classical Civilization, and (5) contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references. We stress that letters of recommendation need not be tailored to this job. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, the applicant must submit all required application materials by April 20, 2021. Referees will be contacted electronically within a few days of application submission; letters of reference must be received by April 26, 2021. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email in order to schedule Zoom interviews. Full consideration will be given to applications received before the closing date.

The University has extensive library holdings in Classics and related fields, and two museums with excellent collections of ancient Mediterranean artifacts. The Department of the Classics is a vibrant community of teacher-scholars. Questions are welcome and should be addressed to Dan Leon, Chair of the Search Committee, dleon@illinois.edu. Additional information about the Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can be found at http://www.classics.illinois.edu/.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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