Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Classics (Latin Literature)

Institution Name 
University of Winnipeg
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
Latin Literature (any genre; Republic-early Imperial)
Additional Desirable Specialties 
GenderStudies
ClassicalArtHistory
Mythology
ClassicalReception
AncientReligion
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
February 24, 2020

The Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin Literature, effective July 1, 2020, subject to budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as stipulated by the collective agreement between the University of Winnipeg and the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Classics in hand by the time of appointment. We particularly encourage those with interests in Latin literature and culture (particularly Republican, Augustan, and early Imperial; any genre) and its receptions among diverse ancient and modern audiences. Research specializations may include, though are not limited to: Latin literature and Roman art, Latin literature and its later reception, Latin literature and the ancient and modern environment, Latin literature and race\ethnicity, and Latin literature and imperialism\colonialism (ancient and modern). The successful candidate will have an innovative research agenda and use innovative research methods in Latin literature and Roman culture that inform their teaching and relate to the interests of our diverse student body and that connect with colleagues inside and outside of the Department of Classics.

Applicants will be expected to teach widely in our department's curriculum, and should be willing to teach Latin at all levels, and ideally ancient Greek too. Please see our website (http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/classics) or the University of Winnipeg Academic Calendar for more information on these and other courses in Classics (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/academics/calendar/docs/class.pdf). For information on the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association and the Collective Agreement between the University and UWFA, see https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/hr/collective-agreements.html. Please note that the regular teaching load for a tenure-track or tenured faculty member at the University of Winnipeg is 2.5 FCEs (i.e., five courses).

The members of the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg are collegial, committed to innovative approaches to teaching, and have a strong record of public outreach (e.g., New Directions in Classics [https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/classics/new-directions-in-classics.html], the Skywalk Lecture series, etc.). In addition, the department as a whole has had significant success in receiving both internal and external (SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) research awards. The University of Winnipeg is a predominantly undergraduate university with a diverse student body of 10,000 students located in downtown Winnipeg, a city of 800,000 people. It is home to the first civic art gallery in Canada (Winnipeg Art Gallery, across the street from the University), the only federal museum outside of Ottawa (Canadian Museum for Human Rights), a royal ballet, a vibrant music, theatre, and festival scene, and successful professional sports franchises.  Winnipeg’s cost of living is low (https://www.economicdevelopmentwinnipeg.com/choose-winnipeg/live-here/cost-of-living ), commutes are generally short, and the city’s restaurant scene is thriving. Winnipeg has an international airport with direct flights to major centres in Canada and the United States, and easy connections to the rest of the world. Winnipeg is also home to two classics departments (the other at the University of Manitoba), and a local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. Between the two departments, over a dozen guest speakers are usually hosted in a given year.

Applicants are requested to submit:

  • a letter of application
  • a current CV including the names of three references
  • a writing sample (e.g., journal article, book chapter, thesis chapter)
  • a brief list (1 page) of courses from our curriculum they would be prepared to teach. Please also include a title and 100-word summary for a new course in Classical Studies that you would develop (see “Topics” courses in our Course Calendar).

​Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources Website and under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option (https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/hr/employment.html).

Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the Department directly. We prefer application materials (including reference letters) to be submitted electronically. If you encounter problems submitting your application electronically, please contact Dr. Peter J. Miller. Reference letters and any questions about the position, application materials, the Department, or any other inquiries should be sent to the Acting Chair of the Department of Classics, Dr. Peter J. Miller (pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca).

We will begin reviewing applications February 24, though consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled. Applicants invited for campus visits will be contacted by the Chair of the Search Committee.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Course Load 
3-2
Placement Year 

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