Assistant Professor in Classical Studies
University of Guelph, School of Languages and Literatures

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Classical Studies

College: College of Arts

Department: School of Languages and Literatures

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Please reference AD #18-20

Position Description:

The School of Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Classical Studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018. The candidate must have completed a PhD in Classics with expertise in Classical Literature and have demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in Greek and Latin language, literature and culture. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of courses in Classics at all levels, including upper level independent research papers. It may also be possible to engage in graduate supervision in the M.A. programs of History, Philosophy, English, Art History as well as graduate supervision and team-teaching in European Studies.


The B.A. in Classical Studies (major and minor) includes the study of Latin, Greek, Classical literature, history, religion, art and archaeology, as well as an experiential learning option for students to accompany a Classics faculty member on archeological digs in the Middle East or Europe. This faculty position will ensure continued program success by maintaining the current high standard of teaching. The Classical Studies program is one of four majors offered in the School of Languages and Literatures (alongside French Studies, European Studies and Spanish and Hispanic Studies).


Applications may be submitted electronically by April 15, 2018. They will include a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching dossier which includes evidence of teaching effectiveness, course syllabi and pedagogical strategies, and copies of publications. Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.


These materials should be sent to:
Dr. Margot Irvine
Acting Director, School of Languages and Literatures (SOLAL)
College of Arts
University of Guelph, MacKinnon Bldg. 266, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1


With approximately 1,500 majors, 600 minors and over 23,000 course enrollments, the College of Arts is an integral part of the University of Guelph and one of seven colleges. Faculty members focus on supporting the three missions of teaching, research and service to the community. Through interdisciplinary, inter-college, and international links they work to enhance the excitement of learning that lies at the centre of the university’s mission.

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada and a top-ranked university employer by Forbes with an enrolment of more than 20,000 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students. It is located in Guelph, Ontario (population 122,000) and is approximately a one-hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the web sites of the University of Guelph (, the College of Arts (, and the School of Languages and Literatures (


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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