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3-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

The Classics Department at Colby College has been authorized to offer a three-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, beginning September 1, 2022. We invite applications from candidates capable of teaching with distinction courses in ancient Greek and/or Latin at all undergraduate levels, as well as courses on topics such as race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, ancient medicine and/or science, or environmental history. Research specialization is open. Interdisciplinary approaches that expand the traditional boundaries of Classics or explore contacts between Greece/Rome and other cultures of the ancient world are particularly welcome. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, advising, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community, and have a record of success mentoring individuals from groups under-represented in higher education.

The teaching load is 5 courses per year. Ph.D. by date of appointment is strongly preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that details their preparation for inclusive teaching at a diverse liberal arts college, a curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a teaching dossier via Interfolio at the following link:

The teaching dossier should include a statement of teaching philosophy documenting a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and complete sets of course evaluations from a selection of representative courses.

N.B. Initial interviews will be conducted remotely in February. Applications received by January 15 will receive full consideration but review will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Kerill O’Neill, Search Committee Chair (

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