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Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics for the 2023-2024 academic year. This is an annual appointment with the possibility of renewal. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand but ABDs with significant teaching experience will be considered.

The teaching load for this position is 3-1-3, including a non-traditional January term project of the professor’s own creation. Courses that need to be covered include Latin 101/102, Roman Studies, and general education courses that fulfil the requirements for the Greek and Roman Studies Minor.

Candidates whose teaching and/or research address the relation of traditionally understudied populations, races, religions, or sexualities in the ancient Mediterranean world are especially encouraged to apply, as are those able to teach Greek and/or Roman history and/or contribute one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary programs (Gender and Women’s Studies, Human Rights and Social Conflict, and Urban and Environmental Studies).

Birmingham-Southern College is a residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 800 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The college recently endured a funding crisis and is in the process of rebuilding the faculty and staff.

The College is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to contributing to a welcoming and inclusion environment for all through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, underrepresented groups or have experience working with a broadly based population are encouraged to apply.

Birmingham-Southern College recognizes that the needs of many professionals vary and welcomes prospective candidates with dual career requirements to apply. We encourage dual-career families to share their needs early in the recruitment process. Although there is no guarantee of job placement, we can provide information and resources for finding employment in the Birmingham area.

The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit

BSC is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, a leading hub in the Southeast for research and innovation and a vibrant center for entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. The city is home to a world-class restaurant scene that includes James Beard Award winners and nominees. Birmingham also is home to professional opera and ballet companies, numerous local theatre companies, a symphony, a children’s science museum, a zoo, a botanical garden, the largest art museum in the Southeast, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and annual art, music, and film festivals. With more green space per capita than any city in the nation, Birmingham offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, including walking, biking, and hiking trails and the renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Excellent public and private K-12 schools are located throughout metropolitan Birmingham and its suburbs. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute of the city center.

Application Materials

Review of applications will begin on June 12. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send a cover letter, CV, copy of graduate transcripts, and names/contact information for three references to Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lamia Benyoussef, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC is also committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff and the student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE