Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Classical Culture and Literature

Institution Name 
Santa Clara University
Position Rank 
Lecturer
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
April 11, 2022
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

The Department of Classics at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (one-year, non-tenure track) in classical culture and literature for the 2022/23 Academic Year. Courses may include undergraduate reading courses in Greek and Latin, a two-quarter first-year humanities core course (Cultures and Ideas), and two sections of a mythology course that satisfies the university’s religion, theology, and culture requirement.  Specific courses will be chosen according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need.  The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of seven courses, with at least one course in each quarter (fall, winter, and spring).  This position starts September 1, 2022. This position is for in-person instruction, however, the successful applicant may have to provide temporary on-line instruction should the county health or university health situation so require.

Hiring Range:

Salary will be based on number of courses taught and years of teaching experience; benefits eligible.

Basic Qualifications:

1. Terminal degree (Ph.D./MFA) in Classics or a closely related field. Applicants who are ABD or possess a Master's degree, accompanied by commensurate academic experience in Classics or a closely-related field (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.

2. Demonstrates excellence in teaching Classics at the college level.

3. Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity.

2. Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.

Responsibilities:

TEACHING (95%) Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching the assigned courses, including:

a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively;

b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;

d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;

e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;

f. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee;

g. Serving as an advisor to a reasonable number of students, commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment, by providing informed advice to those students;

h. Developing courses for which they are responsible and contributing to general curriculum development.

Service (5%)

Faculty Handbook section 3.6.3.3 defines service as “fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship or creative work such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University.” Service may more specifically include attending department meetings, serving on committees, advising student organizations and honor societies, taking part in student recruitment/orientation efforts, and contributing to the accreditation or program assessment. To respect the time and commitment of AYAL faculty members, service expectations must be commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment. Service is typically evaluated as 5% of the appointment. Additional service must be included through an assignment letter as part of the faculty member’s formal written appointment.

Other minimal instructional or academic duties may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

Requested application materials:

Applicants must apply on the SCU Website.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching excellence in relevant courses, and three confidential reference letters. The cover letter, CV, and evidence of teaching excellence should be uploaded to the SCU HR Website.  The three confidential reference letters should be emailed to classicsdepartment@scu.edu

Applications must be received by April 11, 2022.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). 

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Course Load 
3-2-2
Placement Year 

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