Asst/Assoc Prof. Classics

Institution Name 
McMaster University
Position Rank 
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Assistant or Associate Professor (without tenure)
Area of Specialty 
Latin Literature
Additional Desirable Specialties 
ability to teach courses cross-listed with the Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law Program
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 10, 2017

The Department of Classics at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Latin language and literature at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (without tenure) to commence July 1, 2018.

McMaster University is a research-intensive university, and the Department of Classics has an undergraduate degree program in Classics, as well as graduate programs at both M.A. and Ph.D. level.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, with specialization in Latin language and literature, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching (Latin and Greek language and literature, literature in translation, Classical civilization), the supervision of theses, and committee responsibilities.  The ability to teach courses cross-listed with the Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law Program ( ) is an advantage.

Applicants should submit an application package, including a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarly writing (e.g., an article or chapter of a book/dissertation), evidence of teaching excellence, and, for those applying for the appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, copies of graduate transcripts.  Applications must be submitted through the University's electronic portal:

References may be sent by email to: Queries should be addressed to Dr. Claude Eilers, Acting Chair, Department of Classics at  

Applications received by November 10, 2017 will be assured of full consideration; however, applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Department by the same date.

The Department expects to be conducting interviews at the January 2018 meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Boston.

For information about the Department of Classics, see:  

To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

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