Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Studies

Institution Name 
University of Richmond
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
GreekArchaeology
Additional Desirable Specialties 
ClassicalArchaeology
Mediterranean Archaeology
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
April 1, 2022
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes
Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Studies

The Department of Classical Studies at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor position beginning August 2022. This is a non-tenure track appointment, annually renewable for up to two years, contingent upon performance, budget, and continued need. The successful candidate must demonstrate an active research agenda, as well as excellence in teaching. The teaching load is six units per year at the introductory and upper-level. Experience with instructional technologies is required. Ph.D. expected prior to appointment.

The Department would welcome any area and period of specialization, with the requirement that the successful candidate is willing to teach survey courses in Greek and Roman art and archaeology and classical mythology, which can fulfill University’s general education requirements. We are particularly interested in candidates familiar with recent approaches to the field of Mediterranean archaeology including intercultural studies, decolonization, cultural heritage management, archaeological ethics, GIS, and digital humanities. Beyond the survey courses, the successful candidate is expected to design and develop a selected topics course related to their area of expertise. Candidates who are able to contribute to the Greek or Latin language programs at the intermediate level will be given special consideration.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and a wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department of Classical Studies, please visit the department’s website at http://classics.richmond.edu.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals; and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Julie Laskaris: jlaskari@richmond.edu

Course Load 
3-3
Placement Year 

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