The Department of Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for an Adjunct Lecturer position based for the entire academic year in Orvieto, Italy. This position will begin July 15, 2019. In Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, the lecturer will serve as a core member of the teaching and travel team for the Dorrance Scholarship Program’s study abroad program based in Orvieto, Italy. While instruction will take place primarily in Orvieto, the program includes trips with students throughout Italy, several additional sites in Europe, and the U.S. east coast. The lecturer will receive full-time salary and benefits from the University of Arizona for the entire 2019-2020 academic year, as well as funding coverage for travel with the Dorrance study abroad program and lodging in Orvieto. This position has the possibility for renewal and career advancement, pending budgetary approval.
The Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation students is a need-based award providing financial and academic support for Arizona high school graduates pursuing an undergraduate degree at one of Arizona’s public universities. 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 (Fall or Spring), 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.
Ph.D. in Classics or closely related field by the beginning of the Fall semester
Experience teaching Classics at the university level
Previous experience with study abroad programs
Experience teaching courses on the literature, culture, art, and history of ancient Greece and Rome