Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Classics and Spanish

Institution Name 
Saint Mary's University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Additional Desirable Specialties 
Ability to teach Spanish as well
This position is 
Application Deadline 
January 7, 2019
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The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Classics and Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach a combination of courses, most of which are in Classics: ancient Greek and Latin languages, Classical literature and culture, Classical mythology, and Spanish language at the advanced level (3/2 course load). An ability to contribute to the new Intercultural Studies Program, based in Modern Languages and Classics, would be a strong asset. Alongside a full-time teaching assignment shared between the Classics and Spanish programs, the successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the academic life of the Department and the University, to engage in research activities, and render service to the institution via committee work and outreach activities. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019. For more information about the programs in Modern Languages and Classics, please visit: www.smu.ca


Applicants should hold a PhD in Classics, or be near completion of the PhD, and possess the ability to teach upper-level Spanish language courses. Preference will be given to candidates with an active research portfolio in Classics and a previous record of teaching success at the university level.

Saint Mary's University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Wide-ranging social science and humanities programs, interdisciplinary studies are prominent in the Faculty of Arts. Saint Mary's is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at http://www.smu.ca.

Applications are to be submitted online using the Career Beacon application system. Applicants should visit www.smu.ca/employment, select the position for which they are applying, and click on the 'Apply Online' button.

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application, an up-to-date CV, a teaching dossier showing evidence of successful teaching (including course evaluations where possible), a research dossier including one sample of recent scholarly writing, university transcripts, and names and contact information for three references.

The deadline for applications is January 7, 2019.

If you require any further information, please contact: Dr. Myles McCallum, Chairperson, Department of Modern Languages & Classics at (902) 420-5815 or via email at myles.mccallum@smu.ca.

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