Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Connecticut College
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Historiography, Drama
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
June 11, 2021
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

Connecticut College announces a search for a visiting assistant professor, for a term of one year.

The Department of Classics, Arabic, and Jewish Studies at Connecticut College invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics. We are seeking a generalist with an ability to teach Historiography and/or Drama.  The appointment will be made for one year. The teaching load is 2 / 3.  Candidates should be prepared to teach intermediate and advanced Greek and Latin language courses at all undergraduate levels and a Classical Civilization course in English on either historiography or tragedy/comedy. The position will begin on July 1, 2021.  ABD in Classics is required; preference will be given to those with a Ph.D. or scheduled to complete the Ph.D. by August 2021.

Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should email a letter of application, a C.V., representative teaching evaluations, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  classics@conncoll.edu.  Email inquiries should be sent to Sharon Portnoff, Chair of the Department of Classics, Arabic, and Jewish Studies at sportnof@conncoll.edu.

The Department of Classics, Arabic, and Jewish Studies at Connecticut College houses five full-time faculty members, three in Classics, one in Arabic Studies, and one in Jewish Studies.  We are currently considering how Classics might link with other studies of the Mediterranean world, and would welcome a new colleague who would contribute to this conversation.  We offer a Classics major with concentrations in Classical Languages, Classical Studies, and Classical and Medieval Studies, a Classics minor with four tracks, and minors in Arabic Studies and Jewish Studies.  Classics faculty also offer innovative courses that support the Connections curriculum.  Further information about the Classics Department.

We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.

Currently, the College is not sponsoring visas for this position.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. Connecticut College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Course Load 
2-3
Placement Year 

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