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Assistant Professor, Classics and Religious Studies

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Classics and Religious Studies
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The Department of Classics and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2020.  The new hire will teach a range of undergraduate courses—in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies—but will in particular assist in directing the department’s masters-level program for training Latin teachers and the summer Latin immersion program, the Conventiculum Bostoniense.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated interest in language pedagogy, a readiness to oversee teaching practica, and an ability to speak Latin. The ideal candidate will have had some experience teaching at the precollegiate level. 

Application review will begin November 15, 2019. 

Applications should include: a cover letter, CV, and transcripts of graduate coursework; contact information for three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample of scholarly writing. Part of the interview will be conducted in Latin. Candidates will have the option of a Skype interview in lieu of the face-to-face interview at this year’s SCS Meeting in Washington, D.C. The position begins September 1, 2020, and the successful candidate must have earned the Ph.D. before this date.

Questions about the job may be directed to Peter Barrios-Lech at

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