Roman History and Material Culture

Institution Name 
University of Toronto Mississauga
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
archaeological and documentary evidence; material culture of the Ancient Mediterranean in the Roman period beyond Roman Italy
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The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Roman History and Material Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Classics by date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate’s research will focus on the history and material culture of the Ancient Mediterranean in the Roman period beyond Roman Italy. She or he will emphasize the archaeological and documentary evidence, and demonstrate clear engagement with historical questions and methodologies. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong linguistic skills in both Greek and Latin.

We seek a candidate whose research complements the expertise already present in the Department of Historical Studies. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by representative writing samples or publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.

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 groups of Classicists. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable” places in the world. 

The successful candidate must have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels, contributing to the undergraduate program on the Mississauga campus, and will hold a graduate appointment at the Department of Classics in the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. Further information about the Departments is available at: and Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for the position, all applications must be submitted online at   Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2015, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing such as representative articles, statement of research interests, academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:  Arrangements should also be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities, to be submitted by October 15, 2015 via email to the Chair at Referees should include the candidate’s name and “Classics Search” in the subject line.

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.

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