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Position Summary:

The Departments of Classics and History at Gettysburg College seek a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics and History whose teaching and scholarly interests are in Greek and Roman history and the intersection of Greek and Roman cultures with other Mediterranean civilizations. We seek candidates dedicated to teaching within the liberal arts environment, who are willing to create innovative courses and to promote cooperation with other departments. The teaching load is three courses each semester. See the departments’ websites for more information:


Ph.D. in Classics or Ancient History preferred, although advanced ABD applicants will be considered if degree will be received before the start of the Fall 2018 semester. Must be able to teach Greek and Roman history, Greek and Latin language courses at all levels, an introductory level course on the history of the Ancient World, and 200 or 300-level electives that will contribute to the Classics and History programs. Courses that address race and ethnicity in the ancient world are desirable. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching and scholarship that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Application Details:

Please visit our website to submit your electronic application:

Provide a letter of interest, addressed to Professors Timothy Shannon and GailAnn Rickert, which should include a discussion of teaching philosophy and experience, curriculum vitae, evidence of ongoing research, and contact information for three professional references, at least one of which addresses teaching experience. References will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

Applications received by November 15, 2017, will be given fullest consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews for selected candidates will be held at the SCS/AIA Annual Meeting in Boston or the American Historical Association (AHA) meeting in Washington, DC. Skype interviews will be arranged for selected candidates not attending either of these meetings.

Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Shannon ( or Dr. Rickert

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