New Position: Professor - Late Antique Latin Literature and Thought

August 10, 2023 by CMS Communications

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Professor - Late Antique Latin Literature and Thought

Date Posted: 08/08/2023
Closing Date: 09/13/2023, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 32578
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Department of Classics and Centre for Medieval Studies
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Classics and the Centre for Medieval Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Late Antique Latin Literature and Thought. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Classics (75%) and the Centre for Medieval Studies (25%). The successful candidate may be nominated for the Jackman Professorship in the Humanities. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor, beginning July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter. 

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Classics, Medieval Studies, or a related area, with a clearly demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance existing departmental strengths in Classics and Medieval Studies. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in Latin literature and thought in the original and in translation at all levels and to contribute to our thriving undergraduate and graduate programs in Classics and Late Antiquity. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program. We particularly welcome applicants whose scholarship expands the boundaries of the field through innovative methodology and/or cutting-edge work in the study of Late Antiquity with a focus on pre-modern global studies, gender studies, or pre-modern subjectivity.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference.

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. 

Located in vibrant downtown Toronto, the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto is one of the largest and most diverse in North America. Committed to a capacious and pluralistic understanding of Classics, the Department encompasses all aspects of and approaches to Greco-Roman antiquity and is recognized for its excellence across the full chronological and methodological scope of the field. The Centre for Medieval Studies hosts one of the most renowned interdisciplinary medieval studies programs in the world and offers a unique depth of focus in Late Antiquity. The Department of Classics and the Centre for Medieval Studies, along with the Department of Philosophy, run the graduate Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, a program unique in the world in bringing together the study of ancient and medieval philosophy.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a brief statement of current and future research interests; 3) a sample of recent scholarly work (approx. 10,000 words or fewer) and 4) a teaching dossier which includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. 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 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. The University of Toronto's recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQ.
Submission guidelines can be found at 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 Professor George Boys-Stones at
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by September 13, 2023

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.

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Accessibility Statement

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