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Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
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Job no: 496670
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

The Department of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2021.

We seek a broadly trained teacher-scholar with a Ph.D. in Classics, Ancient History, Near Eastern Languages & Culture, or related fields. (Candidates in final stages of completing degree requirements for a PhD will also be considered.) Candidates should have demonstrable evidence of teaching success and must possess expertise in Ancient Greek and Latin as well as the history and cultures of Greece, Rome, and/or other Ancient Mediterranean communities. Candidates will demonstrate professional-level proficiency in research regarding the ancient world, emerging evidence of a strong body of scholarship, potential for growth in their field of specialization, and excellence in undergraduate teaching to a diverse student body. Candidates should expect to teach a range of courses that focus on the language, history, art and archaeology, religion and mythology, and other aspects of ancient culture in the Ancient Mediterranean. The normal teaching load for a replacement VAP is six courses per academic year. The position will require the teaching of Latin and/or Greek from the elementary to the advanced undergraduate level. In addition, candidates should be able to teach courses of broad appeal within (and potentially beyond) regular departmental course offerings.

We seek a teacher-scholar who has a demonstrated commitment to diversity and high impact educational practices (writing intensive courses, interdisciplinary courses, global learning, etc.) that would appeal to a broad university audience. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. We invite candidates to explain how issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are brought into their teaching, scholarship, and/or service in their application materials.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly program, and a statement describing any experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted separately.

For additional information and to apply, please go to Bucknell’s career site ( Applications will only be accepted online. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who advance past the initial review of dossiers will be interviewed by video conferencing.

For any questions, please contact Kevin Daly ([email protected]), Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies.

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Advertised: 04 Mar 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
The Community
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams. 

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