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Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term (Professoriate), Latin
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The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on 01 July 2020 and end on 30 June 2023. Applicants must have earned a PhD in Classics by the date of appointment. We seek a candidate whose research complements that represented at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate’s research may focus on any aspect of Latin literature, but—given that they must be able to teach courses on Greek and Roman civilization in addition to Latin literature—they must also demonstrate that their research engages with historical contexts. As the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Ancient Greek and/or Latin, they must also demonstrate strong training in both languages.
The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching experience, strong letters of reference, and a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include a teaching statement containing a description of pedagogic strategies, sample course materials and teaching evaluations. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by the quality of representative writing samples submitted with the application, publications in top- ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at conferences, the submitted research statement, and strong endorsements by referees.
While this position includes no formal graduate appointment or graduate teaching duties, the successful candidate will also be part of the community of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Classics. Further information about the departments is availableat…- studies and
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s largest university, which is home to one of North America’s largest group of Classicists. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable” places in the world.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted online by 15 January 2020, and include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) one article-length sample of academic writing, 4) a statement of research interests, 5) a statement of contribution to equity and diversity (see below), 6) copies of academic transcripts and 7) a teaching dossier to include the items listed above.
Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.
Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee by email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date. Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. For further questions about this position, please contact the Chair of the Department, Prof. Rebecca Wittmann (
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Please click ‘apply online’ on the online version of this document, available here:…