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Assistant Professor of Latin Literature

The Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, at the University of British Columbia, is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment in Latin Literature (with the ability to supervise topics in Latin verse) at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1st, 2024.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Classics or a related field by the time of their appointment. The successful candidate will have potential for excellence in research and involvement in professional scholarly activity. They will demonstrate strong commitment to outstanding teaching with the ability to teach Latin Literature and related topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to supervise graduate-level research in Latin verse. We encourage applications from candidates who advance a culture of equity and inclusion.

Please direct any questions to the search chair, Dr Michael Griffin, at

The deadline for the receipt of applications is December 15, 2023. Applicants should apply through AMNE’s Internal Resources website at:

Longlisted applicants will be asked to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees to the department, and will be invited to provide supplementary materials to support their application. Longlist interviews will take place by Zoom in January 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to deliver a research talk, teaching demonstration, and in-person interview on the UBC campus.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The expected pay range for this position is $9,167 - $10,417/month. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Application Materials

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 pages).
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of research interests and plans (1-2 pages)
  4. A writing sample (c. 10,000 words), preferably a published article or book chapter, or for early career applicants, a dissertation chapter with abstract
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc.)
  6. A statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)
  7. A statement of how you would contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the department, university and/or field (1-2 pages)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.