Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan

The Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track
appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning in August, 2008.
We seek a broadly trained classicist with special interests and
expertise in ancient philosophy. Candidates should demonstrate a solid
commitment to 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 undergraduate levels,
ancient philosophy, courses in translation, and to enhance a program in
the Classical Tradition. In addition to courses within the major,
teaching assignments will regularly include classes in the Honors
College and in the Department of Philosophy. The Department is
especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute,
through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community. Ph.D. in hand by August, 2008.

With more than 23,000 students, Grand Valley State University is the
comprehensive regional university for Michigan’s second largest
metropolitan area, centered on the city of Grand Rapids. The Department
of Classics was established in 2000 as part of a larger initiative to
place undergraduate liberal education at the heart of the university’s
institutional mission. Offering a strong undergraduate major with
emphases in Greek and/or Latin, Latin Secondary Education, and the
Classical Tradition, the Department seeks to realize the values of a
traditional liberal arts college within the democratic and progressive
framework of a public university. 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 every
area of academic life. Through committed teaching, imaginative
curricular design, and with strong support from the university’s
administration, the Department has grown from three initial tenure track
faculty to this search for the seventh. We therefore may claim to be
not only one of the newest but also one of the fastest-growing Classics
programs in the world.

Interested candidates are asked to apply online a,
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 mailed to
Diane Rayor, Chair, Department of Classics, Grand Valley State
University, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403. Review of applications will
begin November 16 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews
will be held January 4-5 at the APA-AIA Annual Meetings in Chicago. For
further information:, or (616) 331-3600.

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