Associate Professor / Professor – Ancient Philosophy
Department of Classics and Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Science
St. George Campus (downtown Toronto)
University of Toronto

Application Deadline:  November 10, 2018


The Department of Classics and the Department of Philosophy 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 Ancient Philosophy. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of Classics (75%) and to the Department of Philosophy (25%), and s/he will be fully qualified to contribute as a regular member in the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP), a vibrant graduate collaborative program between the Departments of Classics and Philosophy and the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Classics or a relevant discipline and have an established, exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: and 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 and competitive, and externally funded research program.

Evidence of excellence in research must be demonstrated by sustained high impact contributions and publications in leading journals and/or with leading academic presses relevant to the field, 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 by referees of high standing. The successful candidate’s research will focus on ancient Greek and/or Roman philosophy. Candidates with research programs on topics in ancient philosophy which are not already a focus of research by current faculty members in the departments of Classics and Philosophy are particularly welcome.

Evidence of excellence teaching with a demonstrated commitment to continued development is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be shown through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application that includes a strong teaching statement, teaching evaluations and sample course syllabi, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in both the Department of Classics and the Department of Philosophy, from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A demonstrated ability to teach in the program of Classical languages at all levels is required, including previous experience with graduate supervision.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, and a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (signed and on letterhead) to the Department of Classics at [email protected] by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Christer Bruun, Chair, Department of Classics ([email protected]) or to the Business Officer of the Department of Classics, Mrs. Ann-Marie Matti ([email protected]).

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 10, 2018.