Ancient Science (Associate Professor)

Institution Name 
University of Toronto
Position Rank 
Associate Professor
Area of Specialty 
Ancient Science
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Classical Languages
This position is 
Application Deadline 
October 31, 2017

(SCS Note: this ad is the same as it's counterpart titled "Ancient Science (Assistant Professor)." These are the same job.)

The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Ancient Science at the rank of Associate Professor. The appointment will commence on 1 July 2018. Candidates must hold a PhD in Classics or a relevant discipline and have an established record of academic excellence and innovative research. Evidence of excellence in research and teaching with a demonstrated interest of continued development is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be shown by strong letters of reference and a teaching dossier that includes student evaluations and syllabi. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A demonstrated ability to teach in the program of Classical languages at all levels is required. The candidate will be expected to maintain an innovative research program at the highest international level. Evidence of excellence in research must be demonstrated by sustained contributions and publications in leading journals and/or with leading academic presses relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate’s research will focus on ancient science in its intersection with ancient philosophy, that is, natural philosophy broadly conceived, including fields such as medicine, mathematics, and natural science. The successful candidate will be fully qualified to contribute as a regular member in the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP), a vibrant graduate collaborative program between the Departments of Classics and Philosophy and the Centre for Medieval Studies. The Department of Classics ( is among North America’s largest in the field and has a thriving graduate program in classical literature, history, material culture, and philosophy. Faculty members collaborate with colleagues in many other departments and we welcome candidates who combine a thorough training in Classics with an expertise in other disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, as well as a research statement and a teaching dossier. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Christer Bruun, Chair, Department of Classics ( or to the Business Officer of the Department of Classics, Mrs. Ann-Marie Matti ( Submission guidelines can be found at: We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Department of Classics via email to by 31 October 2017. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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