Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Wabash College
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
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Application Deadline 
November 1, 2021
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Wabash College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Classics to begin July 1, 2022. We are looking for someone whose teaching and research centers on the languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome. In addition, the successful candidate will be an excellent undergraduate teacher eager to contribute to a residential liberal arts community and capable of giving vibrant voice to the ancient world via teaching, service, and outreach. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Greek and Latin at all levels, mythology, special topics courses that complement and enrich our other course offerings, and all-college courses such as Freshman Tutorial and Enduring Questions. Course load is 3-3. Ph.D. is required by time of appointment. 

We will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2021. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, evidence of successful teaching, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation electronically at We also request two brief statements about: 1) your teaching philosophy, and 2) how you can help to diversify the Wabash Classics curriculum and the broader campus community.

Wabash is home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. Approximately 30% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and about 20% of our students identify as domestic students of color. Wabash is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and a member of Colleges That Change Lives. Many students, staff, and faculty find the close-knit community of the residential college one of the most rewarding aspects of their time here.   

Salary and benefits are competitive and include institutional support for professional development. Information about the Classics Department can be found here: Questions should be directed to Rachel Barclay, Academic Administrative Coordinator for the Classics Department:

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.  

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