Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics Department

Institution Name 
Grand Valley State University
Position Rank 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Generalist
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Ancient Drama
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
May 2, 2022
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
No

The Department of Classics at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics for the 2022-2023 academic year. Teaching assignments will include mythology, other courses in translation such as ancient drama, and introductory Latin.

We seek a broadly trained colleague with the desire to contribute to a vibrant and forward-thinking Classics community. The department offers a Classics BA with emphases in Classical Languages, Latin Secondary Education, and Classical Studies. As colleagues committed to an inclusive face-to-face learning community of students and faculty, the Department works closely with students to facilitate and encourage success in all walks of life. The successful applicant will have experience in (or demonstrated understanding of) social justice education and/or inclusion, diversity, or intercultural training, and strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy.

A Ph.D. in Classics by the start of the appointment in August 2022 is preferred, although we will also consider advanced ABD candidates in Classics. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates from underrepresented groups, and from candidates who have interest and/or experience in working with diverse student and community populations.

Interested candidates are asked to apply by emailing materials to cladept@gvsu.edu. Please submit, by May 2nd: 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and teaching experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of commitment to inclusive excellence that includes a summary of ongoing or anticipated activities to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your teaching; and 4) contact information of three professional references. Review of materials will begin on May 3. Questions should be directed to Melissa Morison, Department Chair, at cladept@gvsu.edu.

Grand Valley University (GVSU) is a public comprehensive institution located in West Michigan with campuses in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, and Holland, plus centers in Detroit, Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities, and has been nationally recognized for innovation and for positive contributions to students’ social mobility. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of around one million people, is affordable, and offers rich cultural amenities. Grand Valley is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Detroit, Lake Michigan beaches, and many other superb summer and winter recreational venues. Information can be found at Community Resources - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).

Grand Valley is highly rated for safety, sustainability, and veteran and LGBTQ friendliness, and is committed to supporting employees and their families in work-life balance. The university offers an excellent comprehensive package that includes health/vision/dental plans, life insurance, retirement, sick/leave disability, tuition waiver, adoption resources, wellness coaching, and free access to campus fitness facilities. Family and child care options on and off-campus are also available. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit Visiting Faculty Benefits - Benefits and Wellness - Grand Valley State University (gvsu.edu).

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Course Load 
4-4
Placement Year 

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