Assistant Professor in Roman History and Culture

Institution Name 
University of British Columbia
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
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The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Roman History and Culture (300 BCE – 300 CE). The successful candidate must also be able to teach Latin at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to July 1, 2016), provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship, as well as an enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS. S/he will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service and events. The programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS are found at

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Informal enquiries may be made to the Acting Head of the Department of CNERS, Prof. Leanne Bablitz, at leanne.bablitz(at) 

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 25 pages). In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for a teaching dossier.

The deadline for the receipt of applications and reference letters is December 1, 2015. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2016. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Leanne Bablitz at cners.jobsearch(at)

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the SCS annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, January 6-9, 2016.

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