Assistant Professor in Latin Prose

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University of Toronto Mississauga
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
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three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA)
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Application Deadline 
January 31, 2019
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The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on 01 July 2019 and end on 30 June 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Classics by the date of appointment. We seek a candidate whose research complements the expertise already present in the Classical Civilization program in the Department of Historical Studies ( The successful candidate’s research will focus on Latin prose literature and must demonstrably engage with the cultural, political, and social contexts that produced the literary works they study. All fields of Latin prose except rhetoric and philosophy will be considered. Successful applicants must also demonstrate strong linguistic skills in both Greek and Latin.

The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching experience, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, a description of pedagogic innovation and strategies, and teaching evaluations) submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by the quality of representative writing samples submitted with the application, publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at conferences, and strong endorsements by referees.

The successful applicant must have the ability to teach a broad range of existing and new courses from the introductory to the advanced level in the undergraduate curriculum in Classical Civilization at the Mississauga Campus of the University of Toronto. The candidate is also expected to be able to teach Latin and Greek at all levels. While this position includes no formal graduate appointment and graduate teaching duties, the candidate will also be part of the community of the Tri-Campus Graduate Department of Classics. Further information about the departments is available at and

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s largest university, which is home to one of North America’s largest group of Classicists. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable” places in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted by 31 January 2019, and include 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, 3) one article-length sample of academic writing, 4) statement of research interests, 5) a statement of contribution to equity and diversity (see below), 6) copies of academic transcripts and 7) a teaching dossier (consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi with sample assignments and/or tests, and a description of pedagogic innovations and strategies).

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

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

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Duncan Hill at 905-569-4913.

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 accessed 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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