The Department of Classics at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Classics at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in August 2018. We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated teacher/scholar who will welcome the opportunity to work closely with undergraduates and to promote the study of Classics across the campus and around the world. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the department's commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in the area of Classics.
Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Classics or a related field by September 1, 2018. Demonstrated teaching excellence and scholarly promise are required. Expertise in classical languages and literature is essential; we encourage those with additional interests (e.g, in medieval or modern languages and literature, linguistics, rhetoric, philosophy, religion, history, art history, women's and gender studies, fine arts, mathematics, natural or social science, or material culture) to apply.
The normal teaching load is six courses per year. Teaching responsibilities include Latin and Greek language courses at all levels; classics courses taught in English (e.g., Greek and Roman Myth, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World, Golden Age of Greece, Golden Age of Rome); and, every three or four years, a January-term study abroad course (Classical Studies in Greece or Classical Studies in Italy). The successful candidate will be expected to teach periodically in The Great Conversation program, have academic advisees, serve on committees, and participate wholeheartedly not only in departmental activities (e.g., Eta Sigma Phi events) but also in the life of the college as a whole.
A cover letter (in which you should outline your qualifications, summarize your teaching and research interests, and briefly reflect on what you would bring to St. Olaf College)
A current curriculum vitae
Unofficial graduate transcripts
In addition, please provide the names and emails of three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (we ask only for references' names and emails; after an initial round of screening, St. Olaf will solicit letters directly from the references).
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.
A liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.
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One of the nation?s leading four-year residential colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition. Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA). Committed to the liberal arts and incorporating a global perspective, St. Olaf fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.Academic... excellence informs St. Olaf College's identity and characterizes its history. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, St. Olaf hones students' critical thinking and nurtures their moral formation. The college encourages and challenges its students to be seekers of truth, to lead lives of unselfish service to others, and to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.Widely known for its world-class programs in mathematics and music, St. Olaf is also recognized for its innovative approaches to undergraduate science education and its commitment to environmental sustainability as evidenced in such initiatives as the adoption of green chemistry principles across the science curriculum. For nearly half a century, St. Olaf has been at the forefront of global education and a pioneer in study abroad. Today, with 110 distinct international and off-campus programs in 46 countries, St. Olaf students enjoy a world of opportunities when pursuing their studies.St. Olaf is an inclusive community that welcomes people of differing backgrounds and beliefs, a community that embraces spirituality and cultivates compassion. Conversations about faith are part of campus life and numerous opportunities are provided for students to grow in their faith and discover how they are called upon to serve others. St. Olaf takes pride in its record of academic excellence. A leader among undergraduate colleges in producing prestigious Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Fellows, and Peace Corps volunteers, St. Olaf ranks 11th overall among the nation's baccalaureate colleges in the number of graduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees, with top ten rankings in the fields of mathematics/statistics, religion/theology, arts and music, medical sciences, education and the social service professions, chemistry and the physical sciences, life sciences, and foreign languages.