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Visiting Assistant Professor in Greek and Roman Studies (2 Positions - 1 Full Time, 1 Part Time)

The Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies invites applications for two positions in 2020-2021 focused on Latin and/or the Roman World.

All applicants will be considered for both positions. There is no need to apply twice. Applicants should indicate in their cover letter if they are only interested in one position and specify which one.

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

The first position is a full time Visiting Assistant Professor. The teaching assignment is three Latin courses, including the 100-level introductory sequence, a course in advanced Greek, and a course in translation. Scholarly specialty is open, but preference will be given to candidates able to teach Roman History and culture. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate success in teaching Latin and Greek to undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. Ph.D. is required.

The second position is a three course part-time visiting position over two semesters that carries full benefits and a very competitive salary. The teaching assignment consists of three courses: A course in translation at the 100 level in the Fall term and two Latin courses in the Spring (one intermediate and one advanced). Scholarly specialty is open. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate success or high potential in teaching Latin to undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. The position is open to advanced graduate students (ABD) as well as recent graduates.

All candidates must apply online at Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2020.

Candidates should submit: (1) a CV; (2) a cover letter addressing background and experience, including potential course topics for courses in translation; (3) three letters of reference; (4) a diversity statement; and (5) an unofficial graduate school transcript. Candidates may also submit additional evidence of success in teaching such as course syllabi or teaching evaluations. Please indicate if you are only interested in one.

Questions may be directed to J. Bert Lott, Chair of Greek and Roman Studies, at