UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ----- PHILADELPHIA, PA
The Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a newly authorized, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the 1999-2000 academic year. The area of specialization is Greek and/or Latin prose literature. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in rhetoric, oratory, ancient grammar, or other technical writing, and who focus on later phases of Greek and Roman culture, particularly the Hellenistic or Imperial periods. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching, who can contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs. Applications and dossiers should be sent by November 15, 1998 to Prof. Ralph Rosen, Department of Classical Studies, 202 Logan Hall, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Hill College House is one of the longest established units in Penn's now comprehensive system of College Houses. The House is integrated into the University' academic support systems and offers a wide variety of educational and co-curricular programming for about 500 undergraduate residents, many of whom are first-year students. Hill's activities emphasize the development of student leadership and self governance. This is an opportunity for an energetic leader who is interested in contributing to Penn's academic community at an important time in its history. Primary responsibilities include the in-residence academic support and personal advising of undergraduates and the administrative leadership of the House and its staff, including 17 Graduate Associates and 15 undergraduate Managers. The House Dean collaborates closely with the Faculty Master in the overall administration of the House. Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred), and will have experience working with college students and faculty as teachers, advisors, or residential staff. Strong background in and commitment to the contemporary liberal arts is required, and familiarity with one or more professional curriculum is desired. Also required: understanding of the educational mission of research universities and academic residential systems; demonstrated ability to further the University's efforts to foster a living environment supportive of all groups and individuals; managerial/administrative experience, including staffing, budgeting, financial management, program planning, and program development; familiarity with the operations of a large facility; excellent communications skills; computer facility; ability to serve in a twelve-month, live-in position. Term: normally a three-year appointment with the first four months of service as an introductory or probationary period. Renewable, after review,for one additional three-year term.
For further information on Penn's College Houses and Hill College House, see http://www.upenn.edu/resliv/ and on Hill particularly,http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~hillch/ Applicants should forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume/CV to: Alicia Brill, Job Application Center, Human Resources, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 521A, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205. Review of applications will begin on October 30 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.