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Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Whitman College

Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Classics Department at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year generalist position in Classics at the rank of visiting assistant professor beginning August 2022. A Ph.D. is required.

We seek a candidate who is committed to the mission of the liberal arts and who will teach courses that approach the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their continued impacts in ways that critically and meaningfully engage a diverse community of learners. The successful candidate will offer courses in ancient Greek and Latin, as well as courses in translation on the cultural contexts of the ancient Mediterranean. Area of specialization is open; however, we are especially interested in candidates who might teach courses addressing intersections between multiple categories of difference, be they gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, class, and/or health and disability. Candidates whose teaching and research involve reception studies, rhetoric, digital humanities, and/or global antiquity are also encouraged to apply. The annual teaching load is five-course equivalent.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.

To apply, go to The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on March 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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