The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position as Lecturer in Classics (Latin and Greek Languages) beginning August 30, 2021. Teaching responsibilities (3/3) include undergraduate courses in Latin, Greek, and Classical Civilization and graduate courses e.g. in Greek and Latin prose composition (as needed). Other responsibilities: coordinate and supervise graduate and adjunct instructors in beginning and intermediate Greek and Latin courses; advise on student placement in those courses; coordinate the College in Schools programs in Latin and Greek (a joint university/high school credit option at selected regional high schools); offer professional development for College in the Schools high school teachers and CNES graduate instructors.
DEADLINE: the position will remain open until filled, but consideration of applications will begin May 10th. We urge applicants to submit materials as soon as possible.
- Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Classics or a related field.
- Ph.D.-level proficiency in classical Latin and Greek.
- Successful performance as a Greek and Latin language instructor, with a minimum of one year teaching experience as sole/lead instructor (includes high school teaching)
- Demonstration of commitment in undergraduate teaching, and substantial record of accomplishment in program development or administration and coordination.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Consistent record of positive teaching evaluations from students, graduate instructors, peers, supervisors, faculty, and administrative staff.
- Demonstrated interest in language teaching and pedagogy
- Demonstrated interest in online instruction techniques
- Ability to teach large introductory civilization classes
- Experience with outreach programs (especially involving K12)
- Experience with initiatives centered on diversity and inclusion in classics teaching
- Coordination experience or experience mentoring new teachers
- Three years experience or more as sole/lead instructor in Greek, Latin and Classical Civilization
For a more detailed description, and instructions for the online application process, go to
More information about the department can be found at cnes.cla.umn.edu.
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