JOB: Roman History @ UofT

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The University of Toronto Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Roman History. This position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2013. An appropriate doctoral degree in Classics or a closely related discipline must have been earned by that date and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek candidates with expertise in the history of ancient Rome. Expertise in late antiquity, law and/or religion is especially desirable. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, and will be expected to contribute to a research-intensive doctoral programme and to a thriving undergraduate programme in Latin, Greek, and Classical Civilization; an ability to teach Latin and Greek language at all levels is required.

The department welcomes a wide range of methods and innovative approaches to the study of history and is particularly interested in candidates who combine a thorough training in Classics with an interest in other disciplines in the humanities or social sciences. The Department of Classics collaborates with the graduate Department of History at York University through the Collaborative Program in Ancient History, and cooperates closely with the Archaeology Centre, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, and the Departments of Art, History, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Political Science, and Religion, among others, at the University of Toronto.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of excellence in teaching (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a short description of the applicant’s current research plans, and a sample of academic writing. All application materials should be submitted online at The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to Professor Alison Keith, Chair, Department of Classics, University of Toronto, at by the closing date, October 15, 2012. Inquiries about the application may be sent to chair.classics AT

For more information about the Department of Classics, please visit our home page

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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