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The Department of History and Classics invites applications for a tenure-track position (Position # 10202) at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in ancient Mediterranean cultures, languages, and literatures starting July 1, 2024.

We invite applications from broadly trained candidates with a critical and creative eye on the study of Mediterranean antiquity and its connections to our modern world, whose research focuses on ancient Mediterranean cultures, languages, and literatures, or in the history and reception thereof. The successful candidate may specialize in any aspect of Mediterranean antiquity but must demonstrate excellence in teaching Greek and Latin at all levels, as well as courses with a broader appeal (mythology, culture, literature, reception, etc.). In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop courses at all levels related to their research expertise. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in some aspect of the relationship between Mediterranean antiquity and race, ethnicity, and/or gender, and who are able to teach courses related to these topics. The Classics program at Acadia values advising and mentoring students who come from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds, and so candidates will be particularly competitive if they have professional and personal experiences that equip them to work successfully with diverse student populations and will, through their engaged research and teaching, contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Acadia. In addition to the 3-2 teaching load, expectations include an active research program, student mentorship, the supervision of senior theses, and service both within and outside of the department. The successful candidate must have PhD in hand by the start of the appointment.

Acadia University and the Department of History & Classics is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw Nation. This land is governed by the treaties of Peace and Friendship, first signed by the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey, Peskotomuhkatiyik, and the British Crown in 1726. These treaties did not implicate or affirm the surrender or transfer of land to the British, but recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations. Nova Scotia is also home to many African Nova Scotian communities whose distinct histories, legacies, and contributions have enriched this region. As an educational institution, we are grateful to live and work in Mi’kma’ki and work to uphold the principles of truth, reconciliation, and equity.

Acadia University is recognized as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate institutions. Founded in 1838, Acadia is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected universities and offers a liberal arts education unique among post-secondary institutions. Acadia offers a stimulating, vibrant environment, on and off campus, where dedicated faculty inspire and challenge students to be their best through supportive personalized learning environments, holistic education, and nurturing community engagement. Academic innovation and a technology-rich teaching and learning environment have garnered the university a reputation for excellence. Our progressive workplace is located only one hour from Halifax in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley – a small-town setting offering an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic Provinces.

Application Materials

Candidates are asked to submit their application in a single PDF document to Receipt of the application will be acknowledged via email. Applications should include the following:

  • position number (include in the subject of the submission email),
  • a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, teaching dossier, and the contact information for three references. The teaching dossier should include a statement of teaching philosophy, and up to two samples of course syllabi. Full letters of reference may be requested in later stages of the selection process.
  • Application should be addressed to:
    • Dr. Stephen Henderson, Chair of the Selection Committee, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence.

All applicants are required to submit an online Employment Equity Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. The form provides the option of self-identifying based on the applicant’s comfort level. Failure to complete the form by the closing date will result in the disqualification of your application. 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 because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact