Classical Literature

Institution Name 
University of Toronto
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Classical Literature
This position is 
Application Deadline 
November 10, 2018

The Department of Classics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Classical Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must hold a PhD in Classics by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching with a demonstrated commitment to continued development. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by an emerging record of outstanding scholarly accomplishments, publications or forthcoming publications in leading journals and/or with leading academic presses relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, the submitted research statement, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate’s research will focus on Greek and/or Latin literature and ideally will complement the department’s current strengths. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, a teaching dossier that includes a 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 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. Salary 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. 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. 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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