Visiting Assistant Professor – Classics
The Department of Classics at the University of Kansas invites applications for two non-tenure track, limited term appointments at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The positions are for one academic year each, beginning on August 18, 2023. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field with a specialty in Greek literature and culture or Latin literature and culture (expected by the start date of the appointment). The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as a strong record of research in Classics. The teaching load is three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring, including introductory through MA-level Latin and/or Greek courses and courses in ancient literature, culture, and history in translation.
In a continuing effort to enrich the academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, KU actively encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.
The University of Kansas is located in the beautiful, historic, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, a thriving community 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capital, Topeka. Lawrence, a progressive college town of 95,000, boasts a lively downtown with many music venues, award-winning restaurants, and a nationally celebrated independent bookstore among its many independently owned small businesses. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school within the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science and humanities disciplines.
The Classics Department maintains an excellent undergraduate program and one of the top MA programs in the country. It enjoys close collaborative relationships with KU’s departments of Theater and Film; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; History; History of Art; Religious Studies; Philosophy; and Jewish Studies.
Research: (30%): Establish and maintain an active and productive program of research within area of specialization.
Teaching/Advising: (60%): Teach three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including introductory through MA-level courses in Greek or Latin and courses in ancient literature and culture in translation. Teaching duties include developing syllabi, preparing and teaching lectures, creating, administering, and grading homework assignments and exams, holding regular office hours, and supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants when appropriate. Advising duties may include mentoring graduate students in the Classics Department and serving on undergraduate and graduate thesis and exam committees, as appropriate.
Service: (10%): Visiting faculty members are expected to participate in departmental events and actively contribute to the workings of the University community. They are expected to perform service to the Department, College, University, and/or the profession at large.
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of educational and professional experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV, (3) writing sample, and (4) information provided from professional references:
Ph.D. in Classics or closely related field (expected by the start date of the appointment), with a specialty in Greek literature and culture or Latin literature and culture
Potential for high quality teaching and a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
A strong record of research in Classics.
Contact Information to Applicants
Department of Classics
Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and application instructions go to http://employment.ku.edu/academic/24602BR. A complete application will include the following documents with your on-line application profile:
letter of application outlining interest in and qualifications for the position
description (less than one page) of an MA graduate seminar you would teach on a Greek or Latin text, author, or theme
writing sample of pages (either a dissertation chapter or a published article or book chapter)
contact information for three references
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin April 14, 2023 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants has been obtained.
Application Review Begins2023-04-14T00:00:00Z
Anticipated Start Date
Conditions of EmploymentLimited Term
Primary CampusUniversity of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Advertised Salary Range
commensurate with experience