Instructor in Classics at Cornell College

Job description

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for adjunct instructors to teach during the 2019-20 academic year.  We anticipate hiring instructors to teach three courses in Classical Mythology, The Age of Cicero and Greek History.  

Courses and term dates are:

CLA 216. Classical Mythology (September 23 October 16, 2019) Development of the myth, legend, and folklore of the ancient world, especially their place in

Ancient Greek and Roman culture, and their survival in the modern world. (Humanities) 

LAT 312 The Age of Cicero  (November 18 December 18, 2019)

Fall of the Roman Republic, as seen through the eyes of Cicero and his contemporaries, Catullus, Caesar, or Lucretius. Prerequisite: LAT 205. Offered every third year. 

CLA 254.  Greek History (February 10 March 4, 2020)

This is an introductory course in Greek history that will cover the major social, economic, and political developments from the Archaic period in Greece to the rise of Alexander the Great. Topics to be discussed include the formation of city-states, Athenian democracy, war with Persia, the Peloponnesian War, and the coming of the Hellenistic Age. (Humanities)

Instructors are expected to teach each day of the 18-day term for at least three hours scheduled between 9 AM and 3 PM. Applicants may be considered for 1 course, multiple courses, or all three courses. Affordable furnished housing may be available upon request. 

Cornell College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body.  We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities. We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that serve to enrich and strengthen our campus community.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from nearly all US states and many foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor. 

We are especially interested in advanced graduate students looking to expand their teaching portfolios by teaching at a liberal arts college. Candidates should possess or be in the process of completing a PhD in Classical Studies or a related field; candidates with an MA may be considered. 

All qualified and interested applicants must submit the following application material to

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled.  

For more information about the Department of Classical and Modern Languages please visit our website:

Any questions can be directed to Dr. John Gruber-Miller, Professor of Classics at  [email protected]

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.




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Job No: 1114827
Posted: 6/20/2019
Application Due: 8/19/2019
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