Full-Time Visiting Faculty Position in Classics

Institution Name 
College of the Holy Cross
Position Rank 
Other
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Full-time Visiting Faculty
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
April 30, 2022

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of Classics at College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty position for the 2022-2023 academic year to begin in August 2022. We are seeking applicants who are committed to inclusive undergraduate teaching and who have an interest in new pedagogical approaches and community-based learning.

Our new colleague will teach 3 courses in Fall 2022 and 3 courses in Spring 2023. The three Fall 2022 courses will be Introduction to Latin 1; Mythology; and Women and Men in Roman Literature and Society, and the three Spring 2023 courses will be Introduction to Latin 2; Mythology; and another course taught in translation chosen in consultation with the department chair. The two-semester introductory Latin sequence, which typically enrolls 19 students, offers an introduction to the Latin language with the goal of providing a foundation for reading continuous Roman texts. In recent years, all our sections of Latin 1 and 2 have used an online textbook developed by our colleagues (https://lingualatina.github.io/textbook/), and a central component of each section’s curriculum has been a weekly engagement with the Worcester community. Mythology offers an introduction to the study of the meaning and functions of myths in the cultures of Greek and Rome, while Women and Men in Roman Literature and Society explores Roman literature from the 3rd century BCE to the 2nd century CE with discussion of topics such as gender, social conditions, and literary genre. Each of these two courses typically enrolls about 25 students with a range of academic interests.

Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, transcripts (Ph.D. preferred), and two confidential letters of recommendation.

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see​ ​http://holycross.edu/mission​) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring, or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit​ ​http://holycross.edu/diversity​.

 

College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/105549

 

Review of applications will begin on April 30 and continue until the position has been filled. Questions about this search may be directed to Aaron Seider (aseider@holycross.edu).

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

College of the Holy Cross requires that all faculty and staff show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. New faculty members believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

 

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

 

Course Load 
3-3
Placement Year 

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