Classics Teaching Faculty

Institution Name 
Florida State University
Position Rank 
Other
If Other, Please Specify 
Specialized Teaching Faculty, open rank
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Mythology
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
March 21, 2022

The Department of Classics at Florida State University has been authorized to make an appointment in the area of Classical Civilizations, with a focus on undergraduate teaching and pedagogy, to begin in August 2022. The position will be a full-time specialized Teaching Faculty member (non-tenure track), with full benefits. The rank is open. Salary for the beginning rank of Teaching Faculty I (Assistant Teaching Professor) is $60,000; appointment at a higher rank would be contingent upon experience.

We seek a talented and engaged teacher who will play a major role in teaching the Department’s Liberal Studies and other Undergraduate offerings, especially mythology, Mediterranean cultures, and Classics in Translation; help keep existing courses current and proposing new ones; and assist with training and supervising the graduate instructors of record teaching those courses. Duties include a teaching load of 4 courses in each Fall and Spring term, and 2 in Summer, with course reductions possible for supervisory duties. There are opportunities to teach in the various specialized programs offered by the University, including the Honors Program and Living Learning Communities, in addition to the Liberal Studies for the 21st Century initiative.

The initial appointment is for one year but with the opportunity for renewal pending satisfactory performance. While the position is non-tenure earning, there are opportunities for paid Professional Development leaves and promotion to higher levels with multi-year contracts. The Ph.D. must be confirmed by July 1, 2022.

Applicants must apply through FSU’s OMNI system at http://jobs.fsu.edu (click on “Browse Job Openings” and search for Job ID #51207). Applicants should upload the following materials:

  • Cover letter, including how one would address issues of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample syllabi for two courses, one of which should be for a course in Comparative [World] Mythology (to meet the Diversity Requirement); and one for an undergraduate course of the applicant’s choosing that would appeal to non-majors
  • Maximum of 20 pages of additional materials demonstrating teaching experience and instructional excellence

Additionally, applicants should request three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Classics-search@fsu.edu. All materials, including letters of recommendation, should be received by Monday, March 21, 2022.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed via Zoom. Please address questions about this position to Professor Daniel J. Pullen, Search Committee Chair, at dpullen@fsu.edu.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Access/ Affirmative Action/ Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Course Load 
4-4-2
Placement Year 

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