Assistant Professor of Classics

The Department of Classics, Arabic, and Jewish Studies at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a Ph.D. in Classics or Classical Studies and the ability to teach core Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies courses at all undergraduate levels.  We are seeking a candidate who demonstrates an interest in and ability to extend the study of Classics beyond the ancient Greco-Roman world geographically and/or temporally.  The successful candidate will also join us in supporting the liberal arts traditions of the college by contributing to the core Connections curriculum and forging links with other academic programs, centers and Pathways. The position will begin on July 1, 2023.  ABD in Classics is required; preference will be given to those scheduled to complete a Ph.D. by August, 2023.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022. Preliminary interviews will take place over Zoom in mid-January, 2023. We hope to schedule campus visits for early February, 2023.  Applicants should submit: a letter of application, a sample of scholarly writing, a C.V., evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: http://apply.interfolio.com/115698.  Email inquiries should be sent to Sharon Portnoff, Chair of the Department of Classics, Arabic, and Jewish Studies at sportnof@conncoll.edu.

The Department of Classics, Arabic, and Jewish Studies at Connecticut College houses five full-time faculty members, three in Classics, one in Arabic Studies, and one in Jewish Studies.  We offer a Classics major with concentrations in Classical Languages, Classical Studies, and Classical and Medieval Studies, a Classics minor with four tracks, and minors in Arabic Studies and Jewish Studies.  Classics faculty also offer innovative courses that support the Connections curriculum.  Further information about the Classics Department.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. 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, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE 

Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review. (For additional information on faculty resources, see http://www.conncoll.edu/employment/faculty-resources/). 

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions.