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The Department of Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice in Classics. This is a 9-month academic year position based in Arizona, with approximately 26 weeks during the academic year (13 weeks each semester) overseas, teaching for a study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy (12 weeks each semester) as well as additional travel in Europe as well as the U.S. East Coast. This position will begin August 15, 2022.

The Assistant Professor of Practice will serve as a core member of the teaching and travel team for the Dorrance Scholarship Program’s study abroad semester in Orvieto, Italy and at several additional sites in Europe. This study abroad program will be offered to two cohorts of Dorrance scholars in AY 2022-2023: the program will be offered to one cohort in the Fall 2022 semester, and then again for a second cohort in the Spring 2023 semester. Each cohort will have 25-28 students. The Assistant Professor of Practice will receive full-time salary and benefits from the University of Arizona for the entire 2022-2023 academic year, as well as funding coverage for travel with the Dorrance study abroad program and lodging in Orvieto and other travel sites. This position has the possibility for renewal.

The Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation students ( is a need-based award providing financial and academic support for Arizona high school graduates pursuing an undergraduate degree at one of Arizona’s public universities. The Dorrance Scholarship Program provides Dorrance Scholars the opportunity to study abroad for one semester in Orvieto, Italy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Participating with the Dorrance Scholarship Program (DSP) and its collaborators in program planning, curriculum development, and other activities to support the long-term success of the Program’s study/travel semester abroad. This position will require collaborative and organizational abilities.

Serving as a faculty member for the Program’s residential program in Orvieto, Italy, during 12 weeks in the Fall 2022 semester and 12 weeks in the Spring 2023 semester, with additional travel outside Italy. This would include the following:

  • Teaching 2-3 University of Arizona Classics courses each semester in Orvieto, Italy according to the academic expectations of Classics at the University of Arizona.
  • Meeting deadlines and following policies from the University of Arizona Study Abroad Office, which is a Program collaborator (e.g., syllabi, grading, etc.).
  • Collaborating with other Program faculty regarding course themes, academic deadlines and expectations, and travel excursions to create a unified but interdisciplinary study experience for the students.
  • Contributing academic content to a travel field guide that complements the courses offered.
  • Holding office hours, mentoring, advising, and tutoring students in Orvieto.
  • Chaperoning program travel excursions. In addition to travel throughout Italy, this would include travel with students and other faculty and Program staff to various European countries and to the east coast of the United States.
  • Conducting lectures in-situ as appropriate (some local guides also will be used).

To apply, go to

Please upload 2 required documents for full consideration (please do not type directly into the application system).

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Within a few business days after submitting your application you will receive an email asking you to provide contact information for 3 references (do NOT click the "Submit" button until you have added all 3 references using the plus "+" sign button). Your references will then be requested to upload a letter of reference into the system. Once the 3 reference letters have been uploaded, the application will be considered complete. Full consideration will be given to complete applications.

The review of applications will begin on April 11, 2022. The position will be open until filled.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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