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Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Greek Studies

Employer
Western Connecticut State University
Location
Danbury, Connecticut
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications
Start date
Sep 22, 2023
Website
https://www.wcsu.edu/

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Classics, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Western Connecticut State University
Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences
Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Greek Studies
Spring 2024

Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies for the Spring 2024 semester.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, members of LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

This is a one-semester, part-time faculty appointment with the potential for renewal for up to 2 years. The position is comprised of a 3-credit teaching load in the incumbent’s area of specialization and 3 credits of reassigned time to develop and implement co-curricular experiences, in consultation with the Macricostas Executive Stewardship Committee, that meet the following objectives:

  • Educate students, the university community, and the general public about the contributions that Ancient Greece has made to contemporary civilization;
  • Invite scholarly study of the Classics and Modern Greece; and
  • Demonstrably promote the discipline of Greek and Hellenic Studies at WCSU.

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences  www.wcsu.edu/sas/ is home to nine (9) departments offering 16undergraduate majorshttps://www.wcsu.edu/sas/undergraduate-study/ and 4 graduate majorshttps://www.wcsu.edu/sas/graduate-degrees/ that offer a variety of ways for students to further their education. The Macricostas Endowed Teaching Fellowship is open to any discipline that involves Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies. The Macricostas Fellow will be expected to be available for interactions with students, faculty, and the general public that contribute to the intellectual life of the university and the local community. Examples of co- curricular experiences may include but are not limited to public presentations on the Macricostas Fellow’s ongoing research, consulting with relevant local/regional agencies and organizations, hosting relevant speakers, and organizing trips to regional events or exhibits of relevant interest to the campus community and general public. The Macricostas Fellow will perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary. Office space in a relevant academic department, travel funds, and shared access to clerical support will be provided. Grant opportunities are available to support research and conference attendance.

Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in an academic discipline related to Hellenic and Modern Greek Studies required.
  • A record of distinguished scholarship.
  • Prior successful teaching experience in a higher education environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Individuals with equivalent experience and background qualifications will be considered.

Salary & Benefits: $12,714 per semester ($2,119.00 per credit hour) with a terminal degree for a part-time position of six (6) credit hours per semester. Additional information on part time employment at WCSU may be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/part-time-employees/

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. WSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, and a criminal history record check.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, areas of teaching expertise and experience, and research interest; current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching and scholarship to Dr. Forest Robertson at: robertsonf@wcsu.edu All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Monday, October 30, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire via the following link. http://wcsu.edu/diversity/affirmative-action-data-questionnaire/ Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at stokesk@wcsu.edu Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity.

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer

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