Assistant Professor of Classical Literature

Institution Name 
Fairfield University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Classical Literature
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Latin Language and Literature
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
October 15, 2021

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. The Jesuit tradition is committed to developing students’ intellectual potential and fostering ethical and religious values, which includes an explicit commitment to religious and cultural pluralism. Founded in 1942 on North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Along the way, the University has awarded more than 45,000 degrees since 1951, has developed a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally, and is consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England.

Job Description:

The English Department at Fairfield University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of Classical Literature with expertise in classical studies to hold the Vincent J. Rosivach Professorship of Classical Studies. Named in honor of a dedicated Fairfield University faculty member, and partially supported by a donation from his family, this position will address curricular needs related to specialize in teaching introductory and intermediate Latin, and ancient literature in translation, beginning September 2022. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated track-record in teaching Latin language and literature, and a demonstrated ability to develop new courses serving an interdisciplinary Classical Studies Program. The candidate will be placed in the English Department as a home department while teaching for the interdisciplinary program in Classical Studies. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester, with research and university service also required for promotion and tenure.

Requirements:

Applicants are expected to have completed a PhD in Classical Studies or other relevant field of study. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and the potential for developing an active research program in their area of specialization. Additionally, a commitment to pedagogical innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom is required. Previous teaching is preferred.

Additional Information:

The interdisciplinary program in Classical Studies maintains a strong presence on campus through its faculty across the Departments of History, Philosophy, Religious Studies and the Visual and Performing Arts. Frequent guest lectures bring students and faculty together to form a vibrant intellectual community. Resources on campus include a substantial historic plaster cast collection, a significant loan of Greek and Roman coins displayed in the Fairfield University Art Museum, as well as a study collection of Greek and Roman coins for students to handle. Fairfield’s location between New Haven and New York City creates numerous opportunities for students in Classical Studies. Faculty-Student research collaborations are encouraged and supported.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, all materials must be submitted by October 15, 2021.

For full consideration, please clickhttps://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/job/Fair... and upload the following materials:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of application
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • statement of research plan
  • a brief scholarly writing sample
  • examples (2-3) of syllabi and teaching evaluations if available
  • unofficial graduate transcript
  • three confidential letters of reference

Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address: ClassicsSearch@fairfield.edu.

Note:  If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, you may send additional materials to ClassicsSearch@fairfield.edu -- or  -- simply combine them into 5 or less documents.

Course Load 
3-3
Placement Year 

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