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Assistant Professor: Roman Literature


Department of Classics

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have strong research interests within the field of Roman prose literature and is expected to have a Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field in hand by August 19, 2019. A successful candidate with the degree not yet in hand will be temporarily appointed at the rank of instructor until the degree is formally obtained.

Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to oratory, rhetorical theory, historiography, epistolography, medicine and science, the novel, and philosophy. The successful candidate will also be qualified to teach a broad range of topics in Roman culture and literature in translation, as well as Latin language classes, at both graduate and undergraduate levels.                                                               

Information about our program can be found at Applications submitted by November 4, 2018 will receive full consideration. The department will interview candidates at the SCS/AIA annual meeting in San Diego, January 3-6, 2019.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

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What We Require

Minimum Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by August 19, 2019, strong research interests within the field of Roman prose literature, and the ability to teach a broad range of topics in Roman culture and literature in translation as well as Latin language classes, at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates without a Ph.D. by August 19, 2019, may be hired at the instructor-rank until the degree is complete.

Special Instructions

To apply, please summit the following materials:

1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter
3. List of references
4. A short sample (c. 30 pages) of scholarly work 
5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
6. A Sample Syllabus (or syllabi) 
7. Teaching Evaluations, preferably in summary form
8. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Andy Cain

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