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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics

Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC

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Job Description Summary

Applicant must be able to teach undergraduate Latin courses from introductory to advanced levels and Graeco-Roman literature courses in translation; ability to teach Greek is preferred but not required; area of research specialization is open

Job Description:

The Department of Classics at Wake Forest University invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor for the fall 2024-spring 2025 semesters. We seek a classicist who is prepared and eager to teach undergraduates; the teaching load will be a 3/3 (three courses per semester). We look for a candidate whose interests and strengths complement those of our department. We prefer that the candidate have the Ph.D. in hand, but an ABD candidate in Classics will not be disqualified.

Apply online by visiting Submit the application (a letter of application and CV by or on April 21, 2024) as a single PDF file. If internet access is an issue, you can submit a hard copy of the application to Ms. Julie Pechanek, Wake Forest University, Department of Classics, P.O. Box 7343, Winston- Salem, NC 27109.

In the letter of application, please include your teaching experience and philosophy for Latin language instruction. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled, with review to begin April 22, 2024. We may ask finalists to supply additional materials. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates, with the latter's prior approval. We plan to hold interviews via Zoom for finalists in May, 2024.

We welcome inquiries about the faculty position or department: please send them to the search committee chair, Prof. Michael C. Sloan ( Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834 and integrated in 1962, the University has approximately 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students; the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with robust support for faculty research and teaching activities, a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. For quick facts about the University, visit As a private university, Wake Forest University is not governed by political appointees or state legislative regulations for public universities, and has an explicit commitment to nondiscrimination.

Winston-Salem, NC, is an affordable, diverse city with a growing arts and culture scene. The City Council recently adopted a comprehensively inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance that applies to municipal government, city contractors, and public places of accommodation. The city is located less than an hour’s drive from three gorgeous state parks. Living outside the city while working at Wake Forest is eminently feasible.

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Application Materials

A letter of application and CV.

In your letter, please include a brief statement on your teaching experience and philosophy for Latin language instruction.

*Later in the process, we may ask finalists to supply additional materials. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates, with the latter's prior approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (

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