Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Classics and Intercultural Studies

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Saint Mary's University
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Assistant Professor
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September 30, 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 intercultural studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should hold a PhD in classics and be able to make an active and ongoing contribution to our new program in Intercultural Studies. The ability to contribute to other programs in the Department will be considered an asset. Preference will be given to candidates with an active research portfolio in classics and a previous record of teaching success at the university-level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a combination of courses in classics, including both ancient Greek and Latin, as well as courses on classical literature and culture. They will also be required to develop courses that contribute to the major and minor in Intercultural Studies, and to teach one of the program’s core courses in rotation with other faculty members. Areas of research and teaching interest in classics that might be particularly relevant to Intercultural Studies include, but are certainly not limited to: ancient imperialism and colonization; ancient intercultural and cross-cultural contact; race and racism in classical antiquity; the application of critical-race theory to the study of classics; classical reception in literature and art; the intersection of classics and European imperialism and colonization; and literary and cultural constructions of sex and gender in classical antiquity. 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, 2020. For more information about the programs in Modern Languages and Classics, please visit: https://smu.ca/academics/departments/modern-languages-and-classics-programs.html.

Applications are to be addressed to Myles McCallum, Chairperson, Modern Languages and Classics, and submitted electronically to mlc@smu.ca.

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 and a statement of teaching philosophy), a research dossier including one sample of recent scholarly writing and a research agenda, university transcripts, and names and contact information for three references. Applications and supporting materials should be submitted as PDF files.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2019. The Department will not interview long-listed candidates at the 2020 meetings of the SCS/AIA.

If you require 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.  

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 University is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving 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 and 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.

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 website at http://www.smu.ca

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