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The Department of Classical Studies at Boston University invites applications for a 1-year appointment (non-renewable) to the position of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2022. The teaching load will be 2:2, and includes a lecture course in Race and Ethnicity in the Ancient World, as well as language classes in Latin and Greek. The successful applicant will have a PhD in hand by 1 July 2022. We will contact letter-writers only for shortlisted applicants.

The scholar in this VAP role will enter a close-knit, supportive department, with fellow faculty who are ready to provide mentorship and support. We are looking for a candidate who will bring a fresh, distinctive perspective to the study of the Roman world, and can contribute to our mission of understanding the Classics in the broadest terms possible.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Applicants should apply online at, and will be asked to upload:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • a sample syllabus
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • diversity statement: applicants should demonstrate past/current or outline future contributions to inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and/or outreach
  • three names of reference writers