The Department of Classics

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor of Classics (tenure-track)


The Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a broadly trained classicist with ability to teach ancient philosophy at all undergraduate levels.

Candidates should demonstrate skill in undergraduate teaching, an active program of scholarship, intellectual breadth and versatility, and the desire to contribute to a vibrant and innovative program in Classics. The successful candidate will be able to teach Greek and Latin at all levels, as well as courses in ancient philosophy and other aspects of classical civilization, and will enhance connections with other programs in the university. In addition to teaching within the major, assignments will regularly include courses in the Frederik Meijer Honors College and in the Department of Philosophy. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Qualified candidates must have fulfilled all of the requirements for the Ph.D. in Classics or a related field by the time of appointment, in August 2014.

With nearly 25,000 students, Grand Valley State University is the comprehensive public university for Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area, centered on the city of Grand Rapids. Established in 2000, the Department of Classics offers a strong undergraduate major with emphases in Greek and/or Latin, Latin Secondary Education, and the Classical Tradition. As colleagues committed to a face-to-face learning community of students and faculty, the Department works closely with students to facilitate and encourage success in all walks of life. For further information, applicants are encouraged to visit the Department’s web site at

Interested candidates are asked to apply online at, attaching a letter of application and a dossier, including a curriculum vitae and a short sample of scholarly work. Three letters of recommendation and an unofficial graduate transcript should be addressed to Charles Pazdernik, Chair, Department of Classics, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403. Review of applications will begin November 11 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held on January 2-5 at the APA-AIA Annual Meetings in Chicago.

Grand Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.


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