Job Information

University of Utah Associate Instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/02/2023

Requisition Number PRN33992B

Job Title Associate Instructor

Working Title Associate Instructor

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00091 - World Languages and Cultures

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $30,000 – $35,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a one-year Associate Instructor position in Classics to teach six classes, three each semester, in the 2023– 2024 academic year. The Associate Instructor role is equivalent to what is called an ‘adjunct’ role at many institutions. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, 3 April. The position will remain open until filled.

The Classics program in the Department teaches Latin, ancient Greek, and some Classics classes with readings in English, to majors and minors in the field, to other classical language learners, and to an extremely wide and valued general student audience.

Information on the Classics program is available here:


The successful applicant (a) will be able to teach at least one of and preferably both Latin and ancient Greek excellently, at any level up to at least the advanced undergraduate, and (b) will be ready to contribute excellent Classics classes with readings in English (‘Classical Civilization’ classes in our catalog). Examples of the latter include introductory lecture courses on aspects of ancient Greek or Roman culture, including more specialized courses such as Ancient Greece and Rome in the Cinema, Greek Drama, or Images of Women in Ancient Greece and Rome. We can create new Classics class topics to make best use of the successful candidate’s expertise and enthusiasms.

Minimum Qualifications

We expect that the successful applicant will have at least an MA in Classics, or ABD status in a Classics PhD program, or some exact equivalent to these. We prefer a candidate who will have a PhD in Classics or a cognate field in hand by Fall 2023.


We prefer a candidate who will have a PhD in Classics or a cognate field in hand by Fall 2023.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV. Three confidential letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s academic or teaching suitability should be sent directly to John Wynne ( ).

Candidates may optionally submit a proposed syllabus for a class to be taught in the program, other evidence of teaching excellence, and/or a brief sample (no more than 5,000 words) of academic writing, but these are not requirements for the application to be considered. You may save this under the “Applicant Document – Other” option or “Writing Sample” on the “Documents Needed to Apply” section of your application.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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