Classics Department


The Department of Classics at Union College seeks to appoint a classicist for a tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant professor that will begin in September 2014. We look especially for a Hellenist, but may consider applications that better meet our needs for successful beginning language instruction and an area of research that could serve as the basis for interdisciplinary contributions to the curriculum more widely (examples include, but are not limited to, ancient technology, art, archaeology, science, women's studies, religion). Union employs a trimester system, and the normal teaching load is two courses per term. Teaching competencies must include ancient Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels as well as general courses in translation. The Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2014. Union College is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. Incoming tenure track faculty receive start-up research funding, and are eligible for additional travel and research support. Our salaries are competitive. Further information about Union College may be found at Applicants should send a standard dossier, including cover letter, writing sample, c.v., and at least three letters of recommendation. Candidates should feel free to send any additional materials they feel may be useful for the search committee. The committee will interview selected applicants either by phone or at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association in Chicago. Applications should be directed either by postal mail to the attention of Ms. Marianne Snowden, Office Manager, Department of Classics, Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, New York, 12308; or by email to Ms. Marianne Snowden <>. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.

Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s).

Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.