Ancient Philosophy

Institution Name 
University of Toronto
Position Rank 
Associate Professor
Area of Specialty 
Ancient Philosophy
Additional Desirable Specialties 
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 10, 2018

The Department of Classics and the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Ancient Philosophy. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of Classics (75%) and to the Department of Philosophy (25%), and s/he 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. Candidates must hold a PhD in Classics or a relevant discipline and have an established, exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: and

Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding and competitive, and externally funded research program. Evidence of excellence in research must be demonstrated by sustained high impact contributions and publications in leading journals and/or with leading academic presses relevant to the field, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The successful candidate’s research will focus on ancient Greek and/or Roman philosophy. Candidates with research programs on topics in ancient philosophy which are not already a focus of research by current faculty members in the departments of Classics and Philosophy are particularly welcome. Evidence of excellence teaching with a demonstrated commitment to continued development is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be shown through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application that includes a strong teaching statement, teaching evaluations and sample course syllabi, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in both the Department of Classics and the Department of Philosophy, 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, including previous experience with graduate supervision.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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. The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto ( is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in a diverse and cosmopolitan city.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (signed and on letterhead) to the Department of Classics at by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. 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 (

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 10, 2018. 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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