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Bowdoin College

Location: BrunswickME 04011 Document ID: AF073-1NWD Posted on: 2021-04-0204/02/2021 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics
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The Department of Classics at Bowdoin College seeks applicants for a visiting assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2021. A PhD by July 1, 2021 is preferred; ABD considered. This is a full-time position with an initial appointment for one year and the possibility of renewal for an additional two years after successful review and reappointment. Teaching responsibilities for this position will consist of two courses per semester; topics for these courses in 2021-2022 will likely include: Latin and/or Greek at the intermediate or advanced level, and courses in translation related to the successful candidate's areas of expertise. We are particularly interested in offering courses that will broaden our curriculum in ways that invite engagement with other fields, expand the scope of our own, open our doors widely to curious students, and which make use of the outstanding collection of ancient material at the Bowdoin College Museum.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Bowdoin is a learning community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College's multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a letter of application that describes how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would potentially support our commitment to diversity and inclusion, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin's reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35 % students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

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    Bowdoin College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.