Visiting Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
Howard University
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
InterdisciplinaryStudies
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
April 11, 2022

(note extended application deadline)

Howard University

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position from candidates with enthusiasm for teaching ancient Greek and Latin at the undergraduate level. We especially welcome applicants who are committed to revisiting the historical record, approaching the study of the ancient world with cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives, and contributing to initiatives that significantly expand the traditional boundaries of the discipline.  

The position is for a period of two-years, beginning in the fall of 2022, with the possibility of renewal. 

We seek creative scholar-teachers who will actively participate in the development of new undergraduate courses, programs of research, and opportunities for travel-study; work collaboratively with other departments and programs; and visibly promote the liberal arts on campus.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Classics or allied field from an accredited institution
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing

1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;

2) Current curriculum vita;

3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;

 4) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and

 5) Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Caroline Stark, and submitted electronically to caroline.stark@howard.edu. Review will begin on April 11 and continue until the position is filled.  

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.

Course Load 
3-3
Placement Year 

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