Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
Queen's University
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
GreekHistory
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
November 4, 2019

The Department of Classics at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Mediterranean Identity and Race in Antiquity, The ideal candidate will be a Greek Historian, who can design and teach courses such as "Ethnic Identity and Race in the Classical World," “Ancient Colonization and Diasporas,” “Warfare in the Ancient world” and “Slavery in the ancient Mediterranean,” which emphasize the strategies all cultures involved developed for mutual interaction, connection and inclusion. 

High proficiency in Ancient Greek and an ability to teach Greek language and epigraphy courses are required. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate a high-quality research program on Greek interaction with the diverse indigenous populations of the Mediterranean, exploring parallels with the Canadian indigenous experience.  This research, which is competitive for funding through Canada’s tri-council awards, will have independent facets, but will also entail collaboration with colleagues in another field or fields, such as Art History, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Languages Literatures and Cultures, Linguistics, Religious Studies and Sociology.  By involving students, the research will further enhance the Department’s strong emphasis on experiential learning. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate (including introductory) and graduate courses on the history of ancient Greece and Greek civilization, and supervise Master's students in ancient Greek history  The preferred starting date for this position is July 1, 2020.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

The Queen’s Classics Department is a small, but vibrant unit comprised of dedicated teachers and scholars.  We aim to cover the full range of studies in Classics, and have a particular strength in the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. R.D. Griffith

The deadline for applications is November 4, 2019.Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Judy Vanhooser at classics@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Drew Griffith

Departmental Head

The Department of Classics

Room 505, Watson Hall

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

CANADA K7L 3N6 

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Judy Vanhooser in The Department of Classics, at classics@queensu.ca.

If convenient for applicants, we may hold interviews at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Washington D.C., January 2-5, 2020, and have on-campus interviews for selected applicants as well.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/col... and at http://www.qufa.ca.  

Course Load 
2-2
Placement Year 

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