Assistant Professor in Greek and Latin Language and Culture

University of Toronto Department of Classics


Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Greek and Latin Language and Culture

Date Posted: 07/15/2021
Closing Date: 08/19/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 4139
Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Classics
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Classics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus, invites applications for a one-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA) in the area of Greek and Latin Language and Culture. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on September 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Classics or a related area by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching in Classics. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding and competitive research program. Candidates must present clear evidence of an excellent teaching record and have the demonstrated capacity to adeptly teach introductory and/or intermediate courses in Ancient Greek and Roman culture (in translation) and introductory and intermediate language courses in Ancient Greek and Latin language at the undergraduate level, and must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as demonstrated in their application materials.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research, as can be demonstrated by an established or emerging record of refereed publications, conference presentations, grants and awards, the submitted research statement, and by strong recommendations by referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a short research statement outlining current research plans, a recent writing sample (of no more than 15 pages), and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at  Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by August 19, 2021.

For more information about the Department of Classics, please visit our website:

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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