Assistant Professor of Classics - Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Appointment Status: Full-time tenure-line position beginning August 2012.
Responsibilities: Teaching duties include Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as courses in ancient culture and literature in translation. The candidate will also be expected to teach in the First Year Seminar program and to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs such as the University's Honors or Humanities programs. Standard teaching assignment is three courses/semester. Other duties include advising students, supervising undergraduate thesis projects, participation in departmental and University governance, and maintaining a scholarly research program. Experience teaching writing is also a plus.
Qualifications: Primary research specialty should be in Greek literature, with an emphasis on poetry or drama. We welcome additional interests in related fields such as comparative literature, theory, gender studies, linguistics, or reception studies. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a passion for teaching, and a commitment to the liberal arts.
Application Deadline Information: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than November 15, 2011 to ensure consideration.
About Puget Sound: Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA.