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Assistant Professor - CLTA - Greek and Roman Literature and Cultural History

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Assistant Professor - CLTA - Greek and Roman Literature and Cultural History

Date Posted: 02/28/2024
Closing Date: 04/03/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 35933
Job Category: Faculty - Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Classics
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Department of Classics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year contractually limited-term appointment (CLTA) in the area of Greek and Roman Literature and Cultural History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, and ending on June 30, 2027.

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. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths (https://classics.utoronto.ca). 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 successfully teach, at all undergraduate levels, translation-based courses in ancient Greek and Roman cultural history and language courses in ancient Greek and Latin. They must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as demonstrated in their application materials.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research, which may be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by teaching accomplishments, and the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. 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.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

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 research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (of no more than 15 pages); and a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. At least one reference must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. 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, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit recent letters (which must be on institutional 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 http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. 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 Prof. George Boys-Stones, chair.classics@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by April 3, 2024.

For more information about the Department of Classics, please visit our website: http://classics.utoronto.ca.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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.


If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.


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