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Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time leave-replacement position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics to begin September 1, 2018. The department anticipates a continued vacancy, and the successful candidate may be considered for continuation into two additional years, contingent upon favorable review and the continuing needs of the College.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be five or six courses (5/7 or 6/7 appointment). Primary teaching responsibilities will include all levels of Latin and/or Greek, as well as courses in classical studies (e.g., myth, ancient history and culture, or art and archaeology courses). Please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching.

Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate by August 1, 2018, but those who are ABD will also be considered. All specializations will be considered. Candidates must have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer candidates who have experience teaching at the undergraduate level. The ability to support students from diverse backgrounds and experience with a variety of teaching strategies and learning styles will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Application and Institution Information: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The application materials that must be uploaded include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; a short (one page) statement of teaching philosophy; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names and contact information for three professional references. At least one of the references must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness.

For more details, visit the College’s website at or contact Dr. Eric Dugdale at For full consideration, applications must be received by April 16, 2018. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Skype interviews will be conducted in early May.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet