Classics - Full, Associate or Assistant Professor

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The Department of Classics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of open rank, to begin July 1, 2014.

Applicants should have research interests in Greek or Roman philosophy. The ability to teach Latin and Greek at all levels is required. Teaching experience in ancient philosophy, Greek and Roman ethics, or ancient history and civilization courses is a plus. Preference will be given to advanced candidates who will soon be able to serve as chair. Junior candidates must possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment (July 1, 2014).

The College possesses a vibrant classics department, which is home to teacher-scholars with intellectual interests in various facets of Greco-Roman antiquity and its reception. Since the department houses Arabic Studies, we are particularly interested in candidates who could build a bridge between the Arabic and Greco-Roman traditions.

To learn more about classics at Connecticut College, applicants are encouraged to visit the department’s website:

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.

Tenure-track and tenured faculty members regularly teach a 3-2 load. Responsibilities include advising students. Salary is competitive. Untenured faculty at Connecticut College receive a one-course teaching reduction in their first year.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter describing one’s teaching experience, research trajectory, and suitability for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation; (4) evidence of teaching excellence (in the form of student evaluations, sample syllabi, etc.); (5) a brief writing sample.

Applications received by November 20, 2013 will be given full consideration. All materials should be sent to:

Robert Proctor, Acting Chair
Department of Classics
Box 5573
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196.

Email inquiries can be sent to

Applications will be accepted in hard copy only; please do not send application materials via email.