Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Latin Prose & Roman Culture

Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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Auto req ID: 9963BR

Position Number: 00003434

Department: Classics

Location/Division: Lawrence

FTE: 1.0

Position Overview
ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, or FULL PROFESSOR – Classics. The Department of Classics at the University of Kansas (www.classics.ku.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Latin prose and Roman Culture, to begin as early as August 18, 2018. This is a full-time, academic year tenure-line position with a 2:2 teaching load. Applicants are expected to have a PhD (or be ABD with the defense completed) in Classics or an allied field by the start date of the appointment. We are seeking a scholar whose research and teaching in Latin prose literature of the late Republic and/or early Empire will complement our program’s strength in Latin poetry and Roman culture. We are particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see: http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Classics Department maintains an excellent undergraduate program and one of the top MA programs in the country, and enjoys close collaborative relationships with the University of Kansas departments of Theater and Film; Humanities and Western Civilization; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; History; History of Art; Religious Studies; Philosophy; and Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will hold an appointment in the Department of Classics and will teach across the Classics curriculum, including courses in Roman culture, undergraduate Latin at all levels, Latin prose composition, and graduate seminars in Latin on one or more major prose authors. Our new colleague will contribute fully to our thriving MA program.

The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Job Description

  • Research: (40%) Maintain and sustain an active and productive program of research in field of specialization. Tenure-line faculty members are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and to present findings at professional conferences.
  • Teaching: (40%) Teach courses (2:2 teaching load) in graduate and undergraduate programs in the Classics department, including courses in M.A.-level Latin, and develop curriculum in the Classics Department. In addition, all faculty members are expected to advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the department and to serve on graduate committees.
  • Service: (20%) Service to the Department, the College, the University, and the profession of Classics exists in many forms from sitting on committees to directing programs.

Required Qualifications
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (a) descriptions of research agenda and teaching philosophy in letter of application, (b) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV, c) writing sample, and (d) information provided from professional references:

For all ranks:
PhD (or ABD status with the defense completed) in Classics or an allied discipline expected by the start date of the appointment.
Demonstrated ability to teach Latin courses effectively at all levels.
Research focus on Latin prose literature of the late Republic and/or early Empire.
Evidence of engagement with Roman culture broadly conceived.
Evidence of dedication to high-quality teaching and research.

The candidate must meet University criteria for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor if hiring within these ranks. See http://policy.ku.edu/CLAS/promotion-tenure-classics for further information.

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure: (1) an established independent programmatic line of research that includes a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and external funding; (2) growth in teaching and mentoring that culminates in effective teaching and mentoring; (3) record of regular local and/or national service participation; (4) meet University criteria for tenured Associate Professor.

For appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure: (1) a nationally recognized program of research that includes a sustained record of publication and external funding; (2) established record of effective teaching and mentoring; (3) sustained record of local and national service contributions, including leadership roles; (4) meet University criteria for tenured Full Professor.

How to apply

For information about qualifications for appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, a complete announcement, or to apply online, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/9963BR, or go to https://employment.ku.edu, click on “Faculty, Lecturers, Academic Staff”, click on “Search openings”, and search by key word “Classics.” A complete on-line application includes the following materials: letter of application, CV, the contact information for three references (email included), and a writing sample. Initial review of applications begins November 1, 2017 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Informal inquiries can be directed to Professor Tara Welch, Chair, Classics Department (tswelch@ku.edu) or (785-864-2395).

Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Tara Welch, Chair, Department of Classics
Office: (785) 864-2395
FAX: (785) 864-5566
E-mail: tswelch@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience.

Application Review Begins: 01-Nov-2017

Anticipated Start Date: 18-Aug-2018

Disclaimer
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