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The Department of Classics at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2023. We welcome applicants with a specialty in Latin prose and Roman history, from the Republic to the High Empire. We are especially interested in applicants with research interests in civic culture, political thought, law, historiography, rhetoric or science. We welcome applicants who address issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion in their research and/or their teaching. The successful applicant will have a completed PhD before taking up the position and show a strong research trajectory, as demonstrated by the sharing of their research in venues appropriate to their career stage and by their plans for future research. The teaching load is 3:2, with course relief available for graduate supervision; a typical year would include teaching Latin and Greek from beginner to graduate level as well as classes in translation.

How To Apply

Application deadline is October 31. Please submit applications online through McMaster University’s electronic portal: (Faculty Positions, Job ID 49205). Applications received by October 31, 2022 will receive full consideration but the position will remain open until filled.

All applications must include:

  • Cover Letter;
  • CV;
  • Writing Sample (article or chapter, not more than 40 pages);
  • Teaching Statement (2-page maximum);
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement (see below); and
  • three (3) letters of reference.

Applicants should advise referees to focus on qualifications relevant to the above listed requirements in order to mitigate unconscious bias. Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually in December. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Martin Beckmann

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement: Submit a brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other profession settings (2-page maximum).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey - Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

to communicate accommodation needs.

Vaccination Policy Statement

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. The University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students (the “Vaccination Policy”), requires all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. While the Policy will be currently paused, this Policy may resume quickly and on short notice, as informed by public health advice and direction. As a result, failure to achieve and maintain fully vaccinated status or an approved human rights-based exemption may result in termination of employment. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.