Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics

Union College in New York

Date Posted December 2, 2016
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time
Visiting Assistant Professor Classics

The Department of Classics at Union College invites applications for a two-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor that will begin in September 2017. We invite applications from specialists in the history of the ancient Mediterranean world. We look for evidence of a strong interest in making interdisciplinary contributions to the curriculum (examples include, but are not limited to, the ancient economy, ancient technology and science, digital humanities, gender, sexuality, and women's studies, religion). Teaching competencies must include Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as general courses in translation. We also look for evidence of an active research program.

Union employs a trimester system, and the normal teaching load is two courses per term. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is to increase diversity, and support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please also convey how your teaching and scholarship might support Union's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Further information about Union College may be found at

Please send by email, as a single PDF file, a c.v., cover letter, sample course syllabi, and writing sample to Leahanna Pelish, Administrative Assistant, Department of Classics:

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email to this same address.

Review of applications will begin on January 15th and will continue until the position is filled. We will not interview at the annual meeting of the SCS. We anticipate conducting first-round interviews via Skype. Questions may be directed to Stacie Raucci (, Chair, Department of Classics.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status.