Visiting Assistant Professor (Classical Studies)

Institution Name 
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
GREEK AND ROMAN MATERIAL CULTURE
Additional Desirable Specialties 
InterdisciplinaryStudies
DigitalHumanities
ClassicalArchaeology
ClassicalArtHistory
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
May 9, 2021
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies. This position is a non-renewable 9-month appointment (August 2021-May 2022). We are seeking an archaeologist/art historian with the ability to teach Latin and/or Greek, who shares our commitment to collaborative and inclusive teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will teach two courses a semester. In Fall 2021, the courses include an intermediate Latin prose and an honors colloquium in translation related to the candidate’s area of specialization. Courses in Spring 2022 will include a Greek or Latin class at the beginning or intermediate level and an upper-level course on Greek or Roman Art and Archaeology. The specialization within the art and archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates who will broaden our curriculum by offering courses related to digital humanities and/or diversity. VAP duties also include contributing to classics-related activities of the undergraduate honors society Eta Sigma Phi.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in the art/archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean or related field at the time of the appointment
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Latin and/or Ancient Greek at the beginning and intermediate levels
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in translation on Ancient Mediterranean cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses on Greek and/or Roman visual and material culture, and demonstrated engagement with technology and methods in digital humanities

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter/letter of application, a teaching philosophy, a list of three job-related references (name, title, email address, and contact number), and degree transcripts by visiting https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Visiting-Assistant-Professor-of-Classical-Studies_R0002930 and clicking Apply. Finalists will be asked to provide three job-related reference letters. Applicants can also log in through jobs.uark.edu and search for requisition number R0002930.

Completed applications received by May 9, 2021, will receive full consideration.  Late materials will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. The search committee will interview finalists via Zoom in May/June 2021, but the search process will remain active until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to the Co-Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Daniel Levine (dlevine@uark.edu) or to the Department Chair, Prof. Steve Bell (sbell@uark.edu). For more information about the program, please visit:

The University of Arkansas is a nationally ranked research university with a student body of 27,000.  Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville forms part of a growing Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area of more than 500,000 inhabitants, and it is frequently rated as one of the nation’s best places to live.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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