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The Department of Classics at Bowdoin College seeks applicants for a full-time, one-year visiting assistant professor appointment beginning July 1, 2023. A PhD by July 1, 2023 is preferred, ABD considered. Teaching responsibilities for this position will consist of two courses per semester; topics for these courses in 2023-2024 will likely include Latin and/or Greek at the intermediate or advanced level and courses in translation related to the successful candidate’s areas of expertise. We are particularly interested in offering courses that will broaden our curriculum in ways that invite engagement with other fields, expand the scope of our own, open our doors widely to curious students, and which make use of the outstanding collection of ancient material at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.

Bowdoin is a learning community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply.

Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development including robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks. The College also offers support for teaching, publication, digital initiatives, computing software, conference travel support, and community partnerships in courses. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College:

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a letter of application that describes how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would potentially support our commitment to diversity and inclusion, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request. Letter writers will be automatically contacted upon submission of your application.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials


Cover letter

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.

Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.

You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located on the Maine coast and 2 hours north of Boston, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (40% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: