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Lecturer in Classical Studies

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Cornell College
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Mt Vernon, IA, USA

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  • 23-Jun-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Part Time
  • Email Me Similar JobsEmail Me This JobLecturer in Classical Studies

    Cornell College, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, invites applications for Lecturer in Classical Studies, to teach three courses in the 2021-2022 academic year. Cornell courses are taught on a One-Course-At-A-Time schedule, in which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time, meeting daily, M-F, for three and a half week terms. We are especially interested in advanced graduate students looking to expand their teaching portfolios by teaching at a liberal arts college. An MA in Classics is required; candidates who possess or are in the process of completing a PhD may be preferred.

    LAT 103 Beginning Latin III (Term 2: September 20-October 13, 2021)

    Introduction to the language of ancient Rome, its empire, the middle ages, and the early modern world. Students will learn the essentials of grammar, vocabulary, and Roman history and culture through reading, speaking, and writing Latin; increase English vocabulary through Latin derivatives; and read selections from Latin writers from different eras.

    CLA 216 Classical Mythology (Term 3: October 18-November 10, 2021)

    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.

    LAT 205/291 Introduction to Latin Literature and Roman Culture (Term 5: January 10-February 2, 2022)

    Intensive engagement with a cultural topic through reading Latin texts of the Republic or Empire, in tandem with listening, speaking, or writing in the target language. The instructor is encouraged to design a course related to their interests. Topics in the past have included Roman comedy, Roman performance culture, Roman banquets, and Roman elections. Prerequisite: LAT 103. Taught as an Intercultural Literacy encounter course in the Ingenuity Core Curriculum.

    Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities-including exploration of ancient roles and perspectives that have traditionally been underrepresented in classical studies-and who will excel at working with students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

    About Cornell College

    Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

    Application Process

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials through Cornell's online application system:

      A letter of application/cover letter, which includes a description of any experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.Current Curriculum VitaeStatement of Teaching PhilosophyNames and contact information for a minimum of three references
    Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled.

    For more information about the Classical Studies program, please visit the website at https://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical-studies/

    Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

    Cornell Collegehttps://cornellcollege.applicantpro.com

    Organization

    Cornell College is a nationally ranked, selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 1,000 students with a historic campus in the picturesque town of Mount Vernon, Iowa—a town distinguished by its vibrant local art scene and recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns.” Cornell College is highly regarded for the quality and distinctiveness of its academic programs, its first-class faculty, its engaged, talented students, and its distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum, which offers students a flexible and compelling learning environment. One of only 270 colleges in the United States to host an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell College has been consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, and featured in Colleges That Change Lives.

    The college is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, a consortium of 14 distinguished private liberal arts colleges (which include Carleton College, Grinnell College, Colorado College, Macalester College, and Knox College). Cornell boasts a student body that is at once national, international, and highly diverse: Students hail from 45 states and 18 foreign countries, with 27 percent students of color.

    Small classes, the One Course At A Time curriculum, an undergraduate student/teacher ratio of 11 to 1, and accessible faculty are often mentioned by students as being among the strengths of the college. Cornell offers 36 majors, 28 minors, and 13 pre-professional programs.  In part due to the Block Plan, there are numerous opportunities for independent research in all disciplines, as well as a variety of internships that take advantage of the College's location near Chicago, St. Louis, and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City.  Featured interdisciplinary programs are Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare for pre-medical and health career preparation; the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy studies; the Center for Law and Society; the Center for Literary Arts; the Cornell Summer Research Institute; and Cornell Fellows, a premier internship program.

    Cornell graduates have contributed to society in all fields and endeavors and include recent recipients of the National Medal of Science, the Pulitzer Prize, and in 2012 the Black Engineer of the Year.

    History: Cornell College open its doors in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1853, seven years after Iowa achieved statehood. Founded as the Iowa Conference Seminary, it adopted the name Cornell College and introduced a collegiate program in 1857.

    Cornell was the first college west of the Mississippi to grant women the same rights and privileges as men, and, in 1858, to award a degree to a woman. Harriette Cooke, on the faculty from 1857 to 1890, was one of the first women in the nation to be paid a professorial salary equal to that of her male colleagues. Early in its history Cornell also adopted a policy of welcoming students of all religions and races. Its first black graduate, Frank Armstrong, class of 1900, served on Booker T. Washington's staff before going on to a career as a physician in Chicago.

    Campus: Cornell is located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop in Mount Vernon, Iowa, just a few blocks from the town's historic main street. There are 44 buildings on 129 acres.  Cole Library is also the Mount Vernon public library, making it the only such library in the country.

    Cornell is one of three campuses in the country listed entirely on the National Register of Historic Places—it was the first in the nation to be so listed—and the College maintains a longstanding commitment to maintaining its buildings even as it creates newer and more modern facilities. Recent examples include the award-winning renovation of the Thomas Commons in 2014, and the renovation of four first-year residence halls in 2015. Cornell has developed a master plan for continued improvement of facilities.

    The President: Jonathan Brand has been president of Cornell College since July 2011. He holds a law degree from Cornell University, a master's degree in French literature from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree in history and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    In his years at Cornell, he’s overseen the renovation of the Thomas Commons and four residence halls, as well as the opening of the McLennan Center in Chicago, the creation of the Center for the Literary Arts, the creation of the Cornell Summer Research Institute, the transition from nine to eight terms a year, and the addition of majors in engineering and business. In addition, he has worked closely with the college’s board of trustees, met with students, faculty, and staff, and traveled extensively to meet Cornell alumni.

    Before coming to Cornell, he served as President of Doane College in Crete, Nebraska for six years and as Vice President of Institutional and Budget Planning and Special Assistant and Counsel to the President at Grinnell College for seven years.

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