The Department of Classics and the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Ancient Philosophy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016. Candidates must hold a PhD by July 1, 2016. They must have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching and a clear commitment to ongoing development in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in both departments from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the Department of Classics, this means an ability to teach in the program of Classical languages at all levels.
The successful candidate’s research will focus on Ancient Philosophy. A research profile that is centred on areas of ancient philosophy other than Plato will be a positive asset. The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, demonstrated by publications in leading journals relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Classics (75%) and to the Department of Philosophy (25%), and s/he will engage actively in the graduate Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP) at the University of Toronto. The Department of Classics has a thriving graduate program focusing on classical literature, history, and philosophy. The Department of Philosophy is one of the most comprehensive philosophy departments in North America. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in a diverse and cosmopolitan city.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, as well as a research statement and a teaching dossier. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee Professor Christer Bruun at firstname.lastname@example.org or the office of the Department of Classics at email@example.com (Ms. Ann-Marie Matti, Business Officer). All application materials should be submitted online. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Department of Classics via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2015.
To apply, please click on the link below. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format.
For further information about the Department of Classics, please visit http://classics.chass.utoronto.ca.
For further information about the Department of Philosophy, please see http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca .
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.