Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
UMN Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Immigration
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
October 15, 2021
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures (CNRC) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin fall semester 2022 (08/29/2022). Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

We seek an individual with clear promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and departmental life. Preferred area of expertise is citizenship, ethnicity, and immigration. Other possible areas of expertise include ancient gender and sexuality; ancient technology and medicine; and environmental humanities. The successful candidate will be able to teach across the classics undergraduate and graduate curricula, including classical languages (Greek and Latin) and large lecture courses (Myth, World of Greece, and/or World of Rome). They will also develop new undergraduate courses that will contribute to an evolving, innovative interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates all the resources of CNRC (classics, ANE studies, biblical studies, and the study of ancient Mediterranean religions) with an eye to interrogating the present. CNRC also works closely with the Program in Religious Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies, which are both housed in the department.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Classics or related field is required and must be completed by the starting date of the position, August 29, 2022.
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and/or the field at large.
  • Ability to teach classical Greek and Latin at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in citizenship, ethnicity, and immigration.
  • Other possible areas of expertise: ancient gender and sexuality; ancient technology and medicine; environmental humanities.

To apply, visit https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/342915. Applications must be submitted online. The following materials must be attached to your online application:

  • A cover letter
  • CV
  • Graduate transcript
  • Statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom in the local university context and in the field of classics
  • Writing sample of no more than 25 pages (portion of a dissertation chapter, published paper, or conference presentation)
  • Evidence of successful teaching is welcome
  • Three letters of reference. Letters of reference should be from persons who can speak to the candidate's teaching performance and scholarly potential. Letters should be sent by the recommender to cnrc@umn.edu.

For full consideration, all elements of applications must be received by October 15, 2021 but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Finalists will be interviewed via Zoom in December; no interviews will be conducted at the SCS/AIA Annual Meeting.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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