The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Ancient Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on 1 July 2018.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Classics, or a relevant discipline, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching with a demonstrated interest of continued development. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be shown by strong letters of reference and a teaching dossier that includes student evaluations and syllabi. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses 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.
The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. She or he will have an emerging record of outstanding scholarly accomplishments, demonstrated by publications in leading journals and/or with leading academic presses relevant to the field, or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate’s research will focus on ancient science in its intersection with ancient philosophy, that is, natural philosophy broadly conceived, including fields such as medicine, mathematics, and natural science. The successful candidate 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.