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CLST 203 – Myth and Religion / GREK 208 – Intermediate Greek /

GREK 321/421/8xx Greek Prose / GREK 322/422/8xx – Greek Verse

Department of Classics

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Classics at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Myth and Religion CLST 203 (winter term). This is an on-campus, lecture course with an expected enrolment of 350 students. Intermediate Greek GREK 208 (fall term). Greek Prose GREK 321/421/8xx (winter term) & Greek Verse GREK 322/422/8xx (fall term) The Greek courses are seminar style courses with small enrolments. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and teaching experience at the University level in Classics. This is a fall/winter term appointment for the period September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, with classes in session from September 10, 2020 to December 4, 2020 and January 4, 2021 to April 1, 2021.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Department of Classics, Judy Vanhooser, (613)533-2745

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To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Dr. R. Drew Griffith, Head of Department

Department of Classics

Queen’s University

Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Email address

Applications will be received until March 31. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of

Classics can be found at .

Course Description:

CLST 203 (Winter 3.0 units) – Myth and Religion

Greek concepts of the supernatural and humanity’s relationship to it. The basic myths, official and secret creeds, meaning

and social function of myth and ritual.


GREK 208 (Fall 3.0 units) – Intermediate Greek

Review of grammar, and developing facility in translation, study of literary content and background of authors.

NOTE A student with 4U Greek may alternatively use this as a prerequisite and should contact the Department for

permission to register in the course.



GREK 321/421/8xx (Winter 3.0 units) – Greek Prose

Selected passages of Greek prose, usually drawn from oratory, history, and philosophy, read in the original Greek and

commented upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.


PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GREK 208/6.0 or permission of the Department of Classics.

GREK 322/422/8xx (Fall 3.0 units) – Greek Verse

Selected passages of Greek verse, usually drawn from works of epic, lyric, elegy, and drama, read in the original Greek and commented upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.


PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GREK 208/6.0 or permission of the Department of Classics.