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The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a one-year Associate Instructor position in Classics to teach six classes, three each semester, in the 2023–2024 academic year. The Associate Instructor role is equivalent to what is called an ‘adjunct’ role at many institutions. This position is full-time. It is not renewable. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, 3 April. The position will remain open until filled.

The Classics program in the Department teaches Latin, ancient Greek, and some Classics classes with readings in English, to majors and minors in the field, to other classical language learners, and to an extremely wide and valued general student audience.

Information on the Classics program is available here:


The successful applicant (a) will be able to teach at least one of and preferably both Latin and ancient Greek excellently, at any level up to at least the advanced undergraduate, and (b) will be ready to contribute excellent Classics classes with readings in English (‘Classical Civilization’ classes in our catalog). Examples of the latter include introductory lecture courses on aspects of ancient Greek or Roman culture, and more specialized courses such as Ancient Greece and Rome in the Cinema, Greek Drama, or Images of Women in Ancient Greece and Rome. We can create new Classics class topics to make best use of the successful candidate’s expertise and enthusiasms.

Pay Rate Range $30,000 – $35,000

Minimum Qualifications

We expect that the successful applicant will have at least an MA in Classics, or ABD status in a Classics PhD program, or some exact equivalent to these.

Preferred Qualifications

We prefer a candidate who will have a PhD in Classics or a cognate field in hand by Fall 2023.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Application Materials


  • A CV
  • A cover letter
  • Three confidential letters of reference that address the candidate’s academic or teaching suitability. Referees should send their letters directly to John Wynne ( ).


  • A syllabus for a class suitable for the program
  • Other evidence of teaching excellence
  • A brief sample (no more than 5,000 words) of academic writing

(Applicants may save these under the “Applicant Document – Other” option or “Writing Sample” on the “Documents Needed to Apply” section of their application.)

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