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The Department of Classics and Italian at Mount Holyoke College has been authorized to offer a one-year position (full-time) at the rank of Visiting Lecturer in Classics for the academic year 2023–2024. The teaching load is five courses. We invite applications from qualified candidates who hold a Ph.D. or ABD in Classics or a related discipline capable of teaching with distinction ancient Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as courses in English that contribute to the curriculum of the department and the College, such as those in ancient art and archaeology. Area of research specialization is open. Interdisciplinary approaches that expand the traditional boundaries of Classics or explore contacts between Greece/Rome and other cultures of the ancient world are particularly welcome. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, advising, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department and the larger campus community.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Candidates will be required to submit, in addition to CV and letter of application, three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body. Three letters of reference will be requested after submission of the application materials. Candidates should submit these materials to the College’s online application portal. Deadline for submission is February 12, 2023.

Questions may be addressed to Denise Falk, Department Coordinator, Department of Classics and Italian, Mount Holyoke College (

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.