Duties and Responsibilities: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Advanced Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, beginning in August 2014. As the premier and oldest continual U.S. university program in Italy, the JFRC provides a variety of rich and rewarding educational opportunities for students, which take full advantage of the abundant cultural and social distinctiveness of the historic city. For more information about the JFRC, visit: http://www.luc.edu/rome/study-abroad-programs.
Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Classical Civilization and Ancient History, as well as Latin and Greek. The successful candidate will live in Rome and play an integral part in the development of new curricula at the JFRC. Substantial service outside of the classroom, involving the JFRC student body, will also be expected. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the incumbent will develop, participate, and lead a large number of extra-curricular activities, including study trips (both short and extended); weekend trips; fall/spring break activities; excursions; cultural events; sporting events; and culinary events, among others.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Classics, lengthy teaching experience in Rome or other locations in Italy, a demonstrable record of scholarship in the area of specialization, indications of an ongoing research program leading to publication, and substantial proof of service, particularly involving students in study-abroad programs that consist of extracurricular activities. The position requires a generalist Classicist with interests in Greek and Roman history and civilization in and from the Ancient Near East to the Early Middle Ages, as well as command of Latin and Greek. The area of specialization and scholarship is Rome and Italy in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
Candidates must be fluent in the Italian language, both written and spoken, and demonstrate the ability to perform successfully in the Italian/Mediterranean environment. They must be able to work independently, but also as a member of a team of faculty and staff at the JFRC. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education especially as they relate to study abroad. Candidates with administrative experience are preferred.