Professor in Ancient Philosophy

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University of Toronto
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Ancient Philosophy
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Professor in Ancient Philosophy, Department of Classics The Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Chancellor Jackman Professorship in the Arts, at the rank of Full Professor. This tenured appointment will be situated in the Department of Classics and is effective July 1, 2017. We seek a candidate who is an internationally established scholar in the field of Ancient Philosophy. S/he must have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching and a clear commitment to ongoing development in both teaching and research. The successful candidate's research will be in the area of Greek and Latin Philosophy, with particular emphasis on the following areas: post-Aristotelian, Hellenistic, Imperial, and Late Ancient Philosophy including Augustine. The candidate will also be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, as demonstrated by publications in leading journals and leading presses relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of international eminence.

The successful candidate will teach a wide range of courses in the department from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; this includes the ability to teach in the program of Classical languages at all levels. It is also expected that the successful candidate will take on a leadership role in the Collaborative Program for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. 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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications are to be submitted online at this web site: Submission guidelines can be found at: Applicants should submit as a single PDF file a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and sample of recent research by May 12, 2016. Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to send samples of their published work. A minimum of three signed letters of reference on letterhead should be sent by referees directly to Ms. Ann-Marie Matti, Department of Classics at Inquiries may be directed to Professor Christer Bruun, at For information on the Department of Classics, please visit our website at 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 many 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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