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Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor in Greek and Roman Studies

Department: Greek & Roman Studies

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 03/16/2022

About Vassar College

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College invites applications for a Latinist at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2022-23 academic year.

AA Statement

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description

The position carries a teaching load of 3-2. The successful candidate will teach four courses in Latin language and literature and a course in translation of their own design. They should be able to demonstrate success in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. Ph.D. required at start of appointment.

How to Apply

All candidates must apply online at

Candidates should submit:

- CV

- Cover letter addressing background and experience

- Proposals for two courses, one a 200-level course in translation

and the other a 300-level Latin topics course (not limited to a

single author)

- Diversity statement

- Three letters of recommendation

Applications should be addressed to the Department of Greek and Roman Studies and submitted online. Please do not submit materials other than those requested as they will not be considered. Questions may be directed to Rachel Friedman, Chair of Greek and Roman Studies, at Review of applications will begin on March 16 and will continue until filled.