Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Job Search 2013

Tenure-Track position for Assistant Professor in Classical Studies

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Classical Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Classical Studies beginning in August 2014.  The position requires a generalist Classicist with specialization in Hellenistic science, philosophy, and ethics to the period of Late Republican Rome.  The successful candidate will play an integral part in interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department of Biology, contributing to the undergraduate teaching of Classical Studies to Biology and other science majors. The Department of Classical Studies offers undergraduate majors in Classical Civilization, Greek and Latin, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and contributes to the training of graduate students in Philosophy, Theology, History and English (Medieval Studies) in the ancient languages.

For information about the department, please visit www.luc.edu/classicalstudies.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Classical Civilization as well as Latin and Greek at all levels, including graduate. During the initial year of appointment, the candidate will teach two courses in the University Core in each semester.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Classics, in hand at the time of appointment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, as well as a commitment to scholarly research, the promise of scholarly excellence, and dedication to service.  Candidates for the position should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and a letter of interest outlining their qualifications to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position for this position especially in terms of research, teaching, and mentorship. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Applicants should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence to:

Dr. Brian M. Lavelle, Interim Chair
Department of Classical Studies
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013.  Interviews will occur at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association in Chicago, Illinois, January 2-5, 2014.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/mission_vision. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.  

This page updated 26 November 2013 by jlong1@luc.edu