Assistant Professor

Institution Name 
University of British Columbia
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
GreekHistory
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
July 27, 2022
Is the institution willing to sponsor a candidate for a visa? 
Yes

The Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, at the University of British Columbia, is seeking applications for a one-year limited-term full-time appointment in Greek History and Language at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review, effective September 1st, 2022.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Classical Studies or a related field.  The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and be able to teach an upper-year course on the Athenians and their empire and introductory- and intermediate-level Greek. Teaching may include a lecture course or seminar in a subject selected by the successful candidate in consultation. The position involves teaching four 13-week courses (12 credits) and participating in departmental service, events and initiatives.

Candidates will have demonstrated potential for peer-reviewed scholarly research, involvement in professional scholarly activity and successful teaching at various levels.

Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of AMNE, Dr. Michael Griffin, at amne.assistant@ubc.ca.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is July 27th, 2022. Applicants should apply only through AMNE’s Internal Resources website at:  https://amne.ubc.ca/application-for-one-year-assistant-professor-without-review-in-greek-history-and-language/

Please upload the following in the order requested in the online form. Each document must be a PDF (max. size 15 MB):

  1. A letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence (max. 5 pages)
  5. A statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion (1-2 pages)

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees (please warn your referees of the possibility beforehand – the turnaround time will be short) and more extensive evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence (including but not limited to student evaluations and/or peer assessments, and an undergraduate course syllabus). Interviews will be conducted through Zoom.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval and has the potential for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Indigenous initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Indigenous portal at: https://indigenous.ubc.ca/.

Given uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer with a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus should travel or other restrictions apply.

Information about the Department is available on the web at: http://www.amne.ubc.ca/.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Course Load 
4-course load over 2 semesters
Placement Year 

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