The Department of Classics at Brock University invites applications for a three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin 1 July 2017. The Department seeks a specialist in ancient drama (Greek and/or Roman) with a focus in performance and/or reception studies, which may include stagecraft and ancient theatre practice. We view this position as an opportunity to build transdisciplinary connections with the Marilyn I. Walker School for the Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA), the Center for Digital Humanities (e.g. the Interactive Arts and Science and GAME programs), as well as with local, national, and international communities. Teaching responsibilities will include ancient Greek and Latin at all levels, classes in ancient literature in translation and mythology, and the development of specialized senior and graduate level seminars. 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, 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 Cypriot antiquities and an archaeology lab.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of successful and innovative teaching, a statement of research, a sample of scholarly writing, and three confidential letters of reference by 18 November 2016. All material should be sent via email (pdf preferred) to [email protected] and addressed to Angus Smith, Chair of the Department of Classics. Members of the department will meet with selected applicants at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America in Toronto, January 5-8, 2017.

Inquiries may be sent to Angus Smith, Chair of the Department of Classics ([email protected]). More information on the Department of Classics can be found at <>. Information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website at