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Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Classics

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Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Classics

Date Posted: 12/01/2023
Closing Date: 01/31/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 34513
Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Historical Studies
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Classics. The appointment will begin on July 01, 2024 and end on June 30, 2027.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Classics or related field by the date of appointment. We seek a candidate whose research complements that represented at the University of Toronto; candidate’s research must focus on an area of Greek or Roman history. As the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Ancient Greek and/or Latin, they must also demonstrate strong training in one of these languages.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by the quality of representative writing samples submitted with the application or publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at conferences, the submitted research statement, and strong endorsements by referees.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching experience, strong letters of reference, and a teaching dossier submitted as part of the application to include a teaching statement containing a description of pedagogic strategies, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations

While this position includes no formal graduate appointment or graduate teaching duties, the successful candidate will also be part of the community of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Classics. Further information about the department is available at and

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with, teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Department of Historical Studies Chair at

The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s largest university, which is home to one of North America’s largest group of Classicists. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable” places in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2024, and include 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) one article-length sample of academic writing, 4) a statement of research interests, 5) a statement of contribution to equity and diversity (see above), 6) copies of academic transcripts and 7) a teaching dossier to include the items 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 referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ.

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 Department of Historical Studies Chair at

All application materials, including recent reference letters must be received by January 31, 2024.

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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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