Classics and Humanities-Hellenist Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno
College of Arts and Humanities
Modern and Classical Languages
Vacancy # 13331

Classics and Humanities-Hellenist
Assistant Professor

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  • Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor of Classics and Humanities specializing in Ancient Greek for a Fall 2018 start date. The successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of Ancient Greek and Latin courses at the undergraduate level, as well as courses in the Humanities. The course load for the first two years is a 3-3 course load or 18 WTU. Beginning in the third year, the normal course load is four courses per semester. The candidate will also be expected to develop and enhance appropriate curricular offerings, supervise and assist students, and maintain a productive research agenda, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and other professional activities. Other faculty responsibilities include: serving on department, college, and university committees, engaging in community service and outreach, advising students, and interacting with faculty and students in related fields. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the program, department, and college.

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers minors in Classics, Latin, Ancient Greek and Humanities. Interested students are also able to design a special major in Classics or Humanities. The department also offers bachelor's degrees in French and Spanish and a master's degree in Spanish. In addition, the Department offers credential programs in French and Spanish and also minors in French, German, and Spanish. The Classics and Humanities program reaches a very wide population of University students through our General Education course offerings. Taken as a whole, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures is a collegial, dynamic and academically rich environment that makes substantial contributions to the University and California's Central Valley.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Classics or other closely-related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/17/2018).

Required Experience:
1) Ability to teach successfully all levels of language courses in Latin and Ancient Greek and lower and upper-division courses in the Humanities related to ancient literature, history, and culture;
2) Evidence of scholarly research in the field, such as conference presentations, dissertation being prepared for publication, and/or publications;
3) Demonstrate a strong background in both the history and the literature of Greece and Rome; and
4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Candidates with a broad understanding of the classical world through late antiquity and an emphasis on Hellenism will be considered.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three professional references; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching philosophy, quantitative ratings of instruction, peer evaluations). Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation; and 2) official transcripts. For inquires, contact: Dr. Kristi Eastin, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures; 5245 N. Backer Avenue, MS PB 96; Fresno, CA 93740-8030; Phone: 559.278.2387; E-mail:

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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.