| The Department of Classics at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks a broadly trained scholar working in material culture, with an historical and/or archaeological emphasis. The appointment start date is September 1, 2015. |
Basic qualifications: An outstanding record of teaching excellence and evidence of success in a program of scholarly research are mandatory; and a PhD in hand and potential for acting as the chair of the department in the future (post-tenure) are strongly preferred.
Responsibilities: Candidates should be able to teach ancient history with an appreciation of material culture, and upper-level prose courses in both Greek and Latin. Some specialization in ancient political institutions, or links with an on-going excavation are desirable, but not mandatory. Courses will vary year to year. Applicants will be expected to teach a two-quarter Cultures and Ideas sequence in the University’s Core Curriculum and should be able to contribute to Santa Clara’s Residential Learning Communities. Full-time teaching is seven courses per academic year with one release for an active scholarly program, which results in two courses per quarter. The successful candidate will also have plans for a strong scholarly program that will yield published works and, when possible, include undergraduates. The successful candidate will also provide service to the department, college, university and discipline as appropriate to rank.
Work Authorization: A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.
Application Instructions: Please submit the following to Santa Clara University’s Human Resources (scu.edu/hr) web page, following the instructions associated with this job listing: a letter of application, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy and research plans; a statement of how the candidate’s research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections; graduate transcripts; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; and evidence of teaching excellence (syllabi and student numerical and/or narrative evaluations). All application materials must be received by December 1, 2014.
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.