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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: HOMER AND ARCHAIC GREECE

Requisition # 73470

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, September 24th, 2018
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Classics

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Classics at The University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Homer and Archaic Greece to begin in August 2019. A Ph.D. in Classics or related field, at the time of appointment and teaching experience are required. Salary is dependent on candidate’s experience and credentials. The successful candidate will show evidence (through coursework and/or teaching experience) of ability to teach Greek and Latin language courses at all levels from introductory through graduate seminars. The teaching load is two courses per semester, and at least one of the four courses each year will be a large English language course (enrolling 100 students growing to ca. 200).



Knowledge of and experience in digital humanities is desirable. Other possible sub-specialties include, but are not limited to, Greek drama, philosophy, ancient medicine, manuscript studies, and archaeology. The department welcomes candidates whose research and teaching are interdisciplinary in nature and intersect with other departments and research areas, including digital humanities.



The Department of Classics includes eight full-time faculty members, two visiting assistant professors, and four lecturers. The department also maintains strong ties with colleagues in Rhetoric, History, Art History, and Religious Studies. It supports an M.A. and a Ph.D. program in Classics, and undergraduate majors in Classical Languages and Ancient Civilization.



Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript, writing sample (such as a dissertation chapter or published article), and at least three current letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants may optionally submit examples of digital research in appropriate electronic format, and evidence of teaching ability and expertise (such as sample syllabi and course evaluations).



First-round interviews will be conducted by Skype; we will not be interviewing at the AIA/SCS meeting. Screening of applications begins October 15, 2018. Applicants should apply on-line through the Jobs@UIowa website (jobs.uiowa.edu/), requisition #73470. Send inquiries to craig-gibson@uiowa.edu. All applications will be acknowledged, and applicants will be informed when the position has been filled.



The Department of Classics and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

  • Ph.D. in Classics or related field, at time of appointment

Required Qualifications:

  • A research specialty, as demonstrated through the doctoral thesis topic and/or publications, in Homer or archaic Greek literature and culture

  • Evidence of ability (as demonstrated through coursework and/or teaching experience) to teach Greek and Latin language courses at all levels from introductory through graduate seminars

  • Teaching experience

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching 8th century BCE to 6th century BCE Greek language, literature, and culture

  • Ongoing scholarly project in the digital humanities

  • Sub-specialty in one or more of the following: Greek drama, philosophy, ancient medicine, manuscript studies, archaeology


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Official Graduate Transcripts
Writing Sample
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Additional Application Materials


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Contact Information


Contact:Department of Classics - classics@uiowa.edu
Clas-Classics
Jefferson Building
129 East Washington Street
210 JB
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-335-2323
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/classics/



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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