Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Institution Name 
Davidson College
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
February 15, 2022

The Classics Department of Davidson College invites applications for a 2-year appointment to the position of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2022. We welcome candidates who have demonstrated enthusiasm for and experience in teaching both Greek and Latin at a variety of undergraduate levels. The annual teaching assignment of 5 courses per year will normally consist of 2-3 beginning and intermediate and 2-3 advanced courses in Latin and/or Greek. The position comes with no institutional service obligations. We expect the successful applicant to have the PhD in hand by 1 July 2022.

All interested applicants should apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 15, 2022.

Applicants will be asked to upload:

  • a cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • unofficial graduate transcripts (official ones will be required before hire)
  • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • a description of past and current research
  • an explanation of how the applicant’s teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The application form will also request the names and email addresses of three references, from whom the system will solicit directly letters of recommendation due within 10 days of the application’s submission. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Keyne Cheshire, at kecheshire@davidson.edu.

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

Course Load 
5-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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