JOB: Classics/Biblical Hebrew @ UBC

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University of British Columbia
Faculty of Arts
Assistant Professor in Classics/Biblical Hebrew for 2012-13

Applications are invited for a 9-month position in Classics at the
level of Assistant Professor, without review, in the Department of
Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) in the Faculty
of Arts, University of British Columbia. The successful candidate will
be expected to teach five courses over the two terms, including Roman
Law and some combination of Ancient History, Classical Studies, Greek
and/or Latin courses. The ability to teach Biblical Hebrew at either
beginners’ or intermediate level will be an advantage but should not
deter applicants who do not have this skill. The successful candidate
will also be expected to conduct an active program of research and to
participate fully in student advising, departmental service, events
and initiatives. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Ideally candidates will have completed their PhD and will be able to
demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. The appointment
will run from August 1st 2012 until April 30th 2013. Informal
enquiries may be made to the Acting Head of the Department of CNERS,
Professor Susanna Braund, at the email address below. Please visit for information about the department.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a scholarly
writing sample, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.
Please ask your referees to write separately to the address below, to
reach the Department not later than the date specified. We cannot
accept e-mail applications, but referees’ signed letters of support
can be sent forwarded as .pdf attachments. Applications and letters of
reference should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee,
Professor Susanna Braund, CNERS, Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1, to reach her not later than March 19th
2012. E-mail: susanna.braund AT

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly
committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications
from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons,
persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and
others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

We encourage all who are qualified to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applicants from
this group are encouraged to self-identify.

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