JOB: Roman Visual and Material Culture @ Brock

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Job Summary

The Department of Classics at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin 1 July 2013. The Department seeks a specialist in the visual and material culture of the Roman world.


The successful candidate should be actively involved in archaeological fieldwork and will be expected to coordinate and teach the Brock University Archaeological Practicum. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in Roman art and archaeology, senior and graduate level specialty seminars, and may include classical civilization and Latin and/or Greek courses. The successful applicant is also expected to supervise M.A. students. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and provide evidence of excellence in teaching and potential for scholarly achievement.


Classics at Brock is currently a department of nine permanent faculty, and over 100 majors, teaching on a 2:2 load a variety of courses towards majors and honours degrees in Classical Studies, Classical Languages, and Ancient Art and Archaeology. In addition to these programs, we offer large introductory courses in mythology and civilization to satisfy a general university requirement. The department offers an M.A. degree in Classics with special fields in Art and Archaeology and Text and Culture, and is active in Brock’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies program and the Women’s and Gender Studies program. The department also houses a teaching collection of Cypriote antiquities and an archaeology lab.

The deadline for applications is 16 November 2012. Applicants should submit in hard copy format a letter of application accompanied by a curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, a statement of research and a sample of scholarly writing, and should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to: Dr Allison Glazebrook, Chair, Department of Classics, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Ave., St Catharines, Ontario, CANADA. L2S 3A1.

Members of the department will meet with applicants at the 2013 Annual Meetings of the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America in Seattle.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application.

For inquiries on the position email: aglazebrook AT More information on the Department of Classics can be found at Information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website at

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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