ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS
The Classics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a
full-time tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and
Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four
years, beginning first semester of 2012-13, and will carry the rank of
The successful candidate must be capable of teaching courses in Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels, as well as general-interest courses in which all material is taught in translation. In particular, we seek a specialist in Augustan or post-Augustan Latin poetry to balance the teaching and research areas of existing members of the department. As a member of a small department of generalists, however, the successful candidate also should be prepared to teach outside of her/his area of research expertise; especially desirable is the ability to teach Roman History. Additional areas of interest to the department include cultural theory and/or the study of women in antiquity.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2012. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising, service on committees, and sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position.
The Department of Classics has four full-time faculty and teaches the wide range of courses in Classical Civilization, including Greek and Roman literature, ancient history, archaeology, and culture, as well as four years each of Latin and Greek. For more information about the Department of Classics at Oberlin, please consult our website,
new.oberlin.edu/classics. Phone: 440-775-8390; Fax: 440-775-8084.
To be assured of consideration, letters of application, including a
curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three
letters of reference should be sent to the department by November 1, 2011. We prefer electronic submission of application materials and letters of recommendation: please email materials (if possible) to
Classics.Jobsearch AT oberlin.edu. Materials that cannot be sent
electronically should be mailed to: Kirk Ormand, Chair, Department of Classics, Oberlin College, 10 N. Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. Application materials received after November 1 may be considered until the position is filled. Please do not send writing samples or packets of teaching evaluations at this time; we may ask finalists for these materials at a later date.
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