Postdoctoral Fellow in Ancient History

Institution Name 
University of Toronto Mississauga
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Postdoctoral Fellow
Area of Specialty 
Ancient History
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Application Deadline 
December 11, 2017

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in Ancient History. The appointment will begin on 01 July 2018. The post is initially funded for 12 months, with a possibility of renewal after successful review.

While primarily designed as a research post, in order to support career development, the position also includes some teaching duties (one 12-week course within the first academic year). The salary will be $41,000, which includes the teaching stipend. There are also some research funds allocated to this post.

Candidates working in any field of Ancient History are encouraged to apply. The Department of Historical Studies has four permanent faculty members in Classics. Further information about the department is available at While the primary appointment of the postdoc will be in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga, there will also be a relationship with the Graduate Department of Classics on the University’s St George Campus, which provides an academic hub for all Classicists at the University of Toronto. 

Applicants must have successfully defended their doctoral theses by the commencement of the post. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates who defended their doctoral theses prior to 2014 may be considered. Applicants cannot hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at a college or university. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and graduates from any university. Successful international applicants must meet all Canadian immigration requirements.

The application deadline is December 11, 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype. Decisions will be made in early 2018.

For general inquiries, please contact

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by sending their dossier as one pdf file (consisting of cover letter, C.V., 1 Scholarly Writing Sample, 2-page Research Statement, 1-page teaching statement and names and contact information of two academic referees) with the specification of ‘Classics PostDoc’ in the subject line to

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.

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