COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE WORLD LITERATURE AND CLASSICS
Tenure Track Faculty Opening - Position Description
Recruitment #: 456
Position: Tenure Track Position-Assistant and/or
Associate Professor of Classics
Effective Date: August 25, 2008
●Ph.D. by the time of appointment in Classics, Classical Archaeology, or in
a closely related field.
●Specialization in Roman material culture with expertise in Latin language.
●Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching at the university/college
level, including both undergraduate and graduate courses.
●Evidence of potential for an ongoing, successful record of scholarly
research and publication, commensurate with professional level.
●Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally
diverse campus community.
●Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university/college level.
●Experience in teaching courses in all levels of Latin and Greek language,
Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Roman Archaeology, Monuments
and Topography of Rome, Greek and Roman Mythology.
●Ability to teach in related areas (e.g., Greek Archaeology, Monuments and
Topography of Athens, special topics in archaeology such as Etruscan/Roman
ceramics, urbanism or nautical archaeology).
● Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links, e.g.
utilization of the campus’ archaeometric capabilities including materials
characterization (SEM, microprobe, ICP-MS) and luminescence dating.
●Teach three or four courses per semester from lower division to graduate
(M.A.) level in Latin and Greek language, Introduction to Classical
Archaeology, Roman Archaeology, Monuments and Topography of Rome, Greek
Archaeology, Monuments and Topography of Athens, and other courses depending
upon the candidate’s interests and departmental needs.
●Participate in curriculum development.
●Engage in a systematic program of scholarship resulting in conference
presentations and publication.
●Advise and direct student research.
●Provide service to department, college, university, and community
committees as appropriate.
●Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
●Letter of application addressing qualifications.
●Curriculum Vita (including current email address).
●Brief statement (one page only) of teaching philosophy.
●Original transcript from institution awarding highest degree.
●Three recent letters of recommendation.
●Evidence of successful teaching (i.e., syllabi, student evaluations, course
●Position open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). Review of
applications to begin November 30, 2007.
●Screening interviews will occur at the AIA/APA convention in Chicago,
●Applications, required documentation, and requests for information should
be addressed to:
Paul D. Scotton, Chair, Classics Search Committee; Department of Comparative
World Literature and Classics;
California State University Long Beach; 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long
Beach, CA 90840
E-mail submissions/inquires to: pscotton AT csulb.edu
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