JOB: Greek Language and Lit @ UMontreal (tenure track)

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The Department of Philosophy, jointly with the Centre for Classical Studies, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in ancient Greek language and literature.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the institution.


– PhD in Classical Studies with a specialization in classical Greek language and literature.

– Teaching and research experience.

– Strong record of high-quality publications.

– Proficiency in the French language. The Université de Montréal is a Quebec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with its language policy (, the Université de Montréal provides support for newly recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.


The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of benefits.

Starting Date

From June 1, 2012.


The complete application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and copies of recent publications or research reports, must be received at the address below by December 15, 2011.

Candidates must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Department Chair at the following address:

Jean-Pierre Marquis, Chair

Department of Philosophy

Université de Montréal

P. O. Box 6128, Station Centre-Ville

Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7


For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please consult the website at:


The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless it is explicitly stated in the applicant’s cover letter that access to them should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Employment Equity Program

The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from women, ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities. Applicants who belong to one of these groups are asked to complete the employment equity identification questionnaire posted at and attach it to their application.

Immigration Requirements

In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Audio: Simonides and Modern Warfare

I’m having a heckuva time posting this a.m., and I don’t know if it’s my internet connection or specific sites. As such, I’m not sure if this Listen Again item from the BBC is working beyond the UK or not … here’s the official description:

Poet Robert Crawford, who has translated Simonides into Scots, investigates the connections between the ancient Greek Poet and modern warfare