Adjunct Lecturer, Religious Studies & Classics (UPDATED)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Adjunct Lecturer, Religious Studies & Classics (UPDATED)
Department Religious Studies and Classics (0405)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Outside of US
Position Summary

Note: This is a reposting with an edited Supplemental Question #2. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

Please Note we have added Special Instructions for the Cover Letter and the Reference letter.

The Religious Studies and Classics Department at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for a Lecturer position based for part of the year in Orvieto, Italy. This position will begin July 16, 2018. In Fall 2018 the lecturer will serve as a core member of the teaching and travel team for the Dorrance Scholarship Program’s study abroad semester in Orvieto, Italy and at several additional sites in Europe. In Spring 2019, the lecturer will teach for the Department of Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona main campus in Tucson, Arizona. The lecturer will receive full-time salary and benefits from the University of Arizona for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, as well as funding coverage for travel with the Dorrance study abroad program and lodging in Orvieto

The Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation students is a need-based award providing financial and academic support for Arizona and Hawaii high school graduates pursuing an undergraduate degree at one of Arizona’s public universities or at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The award is renewable for a total of eight semesters (four years) of funding. Scholarships are renewed based on academic standing, participation in program events and activities and community service projects. Recipients may major in the degree program of their choice.

The Dorrance Scholarship Program provides Dorrance Scholars the opportunity to study abroad for one semester in Orvieto, Italy, with the following goals:
(1) To introduce students to different cultures, both in theory (academically) and in practice (the study abroad experience itself), thereby contributing to global citizenship.
(2) To advance students’ knowledge of Western cultural foundations and their legacy in America.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participating with the Dorrance Scholarship Program (DSP) and its collaborators in program planning, curriculum development, and other activities to support the long-term success of the Program’s study/travel semester abroad.
  • Serving as a faculty member for the Program’s fifteen-week (estimated) residential program in Orvieto, Italy, during the Fall 2018 semester. This would include the following:
    • Teaching 2-3 Classics courses (to be determined by DSP) in Orvieto during the Fall 2018 semester.
    • Meeting deadlines and following policies from the University of Arizona Study Abroad Office, which is a Program collaborator (e.g., syllabi, grading, etc.).
    • Collaborating with other Program faculty regarding course themes, academic deadlines and expectations, and travel excursions to create a unified but interdisciplinary study experience for the students.
    • Contributing academic content to a travel field guide that complements the courses offered.
    • Holding office hours, mentoring, advising, and tutoring students in Orvieto.
    • Chaperoning program travel excursions. In addition to travel throughout Italy, this would include travel with students and other faculty and Program staff to various European countries and to the east coast of the United States.
    • Conducting lectures in-situ as appropriate (some local guides also will be used).
  • Teaching 3 Classics courses in Tucson, AZ (UA Main campus) during the Spring 2019 semester
    • Holding office hours, mentoring, advising and tutoring students
    • Active involvement in teamwork, curriculum development, recruitment of majors, and program affairs
    • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Classics or closely related field
  • Professional-level English
  • Experience teaching Classics at the university level
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience with study abroad programs
  • Expertise in Latin language and literature
  • Experience teaching courses on the literature, culture, and history of ancient Rome
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Curriculum Development Experience
Rank Lecturer
Tenure Information Adjunct (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21281
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 07/16/2018
Position End Date (if temporary) 05/19/2019
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Karen Seat

Open Date 01/24/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/01/2018
Special Instructions Summary

1. Instructions for cover letter please provide detailed information Teaching Experience and study abroad experience.

2. Your listed references will receive an email that will request a reference letter which will be required to be uploaded to the UA application system, the reference letter should address your teaching ability.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Will you have a Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field by 06/01/2018?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents