College Greek Instructor
Website New Saint Andrews College
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New Saint Andrews College is a confessionally Reformed, Christian liberal arts college in Moscow, Idaho. We seek a new faculty appointment in Classical or Biblical Languages. This appointee will be responsible for a year-long introduction to Koine or Classical Greek as well as four 7-week-long Greek reading courses in either Koine or Classical Greek texts. Applicants must be willing and eager to work toward incorporating a middle methodology of language instruction that incorporates both grammatical instruction and active usage of the language. An ideal applicant would be capable of assisting in the instruction of Latin courses as well. A terminal degree in Classics or Biblical languages is preferred, though applicants with a master’s degree will be given full consideration; salary and rank will depend on experience.
The post begins June 2024. We require our faculty to sign the college’s Statement of Faith. Applicants shall submit (a) a letter of interest, expressing their suitability and vision for teaching Greek in a confessionally Reformed, liberal arts context; (b) a CV; and (c) contact information for three references. We encourage applicants to read this paper (What is a Liberal Art?) as well as this statement (Middle Methodology**) to understand the college’s position on the liberal arts and their implications for our language pedagogy.
Direct inquiries and materials to Dr. Jared Longshore, Undergraduate Dean, at [email protected].
** Middle Methodology of Language Instruction
Teaching of Classical and Biblical languages tends to be polarized into two methodologies: the natural method (comprehensible input) and the grammar-translation method (chanting endings systematically and translation). But in the centuries that produced the most successful formal education in Latin and Greek, students were taught to speak, write, and read the language as well as analyze it grammatically and translate it into their native tongue.
The pedagogical vision of New Saint Andrews College is to incorporate this kind of robust mixed methodology when teaching ancient languages–not merely because we believe it produces better readers of ancient texts, but because we believe it produces better readers in general, better thinkers, better problem-solvers, and better communicators.
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