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Assistant Professor of Classics

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Foreign Languages/Linguistics, English, Instruction

Department: Department of Classics
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

November 1, 2023, first consideration, open until filled

Required Application Materials

• Cover letter;
• Curriculum vitae;
• Teaching statement that describes prior teaching experience, mentorship experience, and courses you feel qualified to teach;
• Writing sample of no more than 30 pages;
• Statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and mentorship;
• Contact information of three references who can offer insight about your qualifications for the position.

Position Announcement

The Department of Classics at the University of Oregon seeks a Latinist to fill a tenure-track position (1.0 FTE) at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 16, 2024. The academic year follows the quarter system, and the teaching load is five courses per year (2-2-1).

The position requires teaching Latin at all levels as well as lower and upper-division classics-in-translation courses.

The candidate’s teaching and research focus will ideally engage in one or more of the following areas: race and ethnicity, classical reception and postcolonialism, and/or classics and environmentalism. Such an emphasis will reinforce the department and institution’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will specifically enrich courses in translation that the new hire can be expected to teach, such as Classical Mythology, Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity, and Roman Life and Culture. It is also desired that the new colleague will continue the interdepartmental relationships by forging alliances with scholars and mentoring graduate students pursuing similar research concerns from other departments.

Department or Program Summary

The Department of Classics offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Greek and/or Latin, Classical Civilization, and Classical Archaeology; and a Master of Arts degree with concentrations in Greek/Latin and Classical Archaeology. The department offers many large classics-in-translation courses popular with the wider campus community in addition to Latin and Greek at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. We enjoy close interdepartmental collaboration with many other departments, including Anthropology, History of Art and Architecture, History, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Religious Studies.

Minimum Requirements

• Ph.D. by the start date that emphasizes research and teaching interests in the Latin literature of the late republic and early empire.
• Demonstrable success in teaching at the college level.
• Promising trajectory in publishing original peer-reviewed scholarship.
• Advanced competency level in the Greek language.

Preferred Qualifications

• Teaching and research focus on one or more of the following areas: race and ethnicity, classical reception and postcolonialism, and/or classics and environmentalism.

About the University

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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