The Classics Department of the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Instructional Professor in Latin and Greek and Language Program Coordinator of the Department's beginning language program. We seek candidates committed to a career in language teaching and learning and to keeping up with best practices in pedagogy. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year in elementary and intermediate Latin and Ancient Greek, upper-level grammar review, and/or elementary prose composition. In addition, the candidate will serve as Language Program Coordinator (LPC). Duties of the LPC include: coordinating the graduate student language pedagogy program; designing and leading pedagogy workshops; collaborating with faculty and graduate students in course design and assessment, including placement exams.
The position begins in academic year 2023-24, with a start date of September 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The initial appointment will be for a minimum of two years, with longer initial terms possible depending on rank. The review-and-progression schedule is determined by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.
Completion of all requirements for a PhD in Classics or a related field by the start date of the appointment; language teaching experience in a rigorous language program; and a demonstrated engagement with pedagogy and course development are required. Preferred qualifications include coordination experience in an established language program and familiarity with both traditional and innovative approaches to language learning.
Applicants must upload the following materials to the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/123423
- Current CV;
- Cover letter;
- Teaching statement that addresses relevant professional experience in language pedagogy and graduate student mentorship;
- 2 sample syllabi;
- Names and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will commence on 1 May 2023 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. For further questions about this position, please contact Kathy Fox, Department of Classics.
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