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1. Position Available
From: Frances Pownall, University of Alberta <Back>
Note the revised closing date for the following position
Classics Position: Hellenist
The Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The candidate we are searching for will be a Hellenist, specializing in an area that complements existing faculty research interests. We are especially interested in candidates who take a broad, synthetic approach to literary and other forms of texts. Among the research areas we are particularly interested in adding to are: drama, epigraphy, numismatics, oratory, papyrology, philosophy or religion. The
ability to teach both Greek and Latin at all levels is essential and the successful candidate will also be expected to teach an introductory course in either Classical Mythology or World History as well as contribute to the graduate program. Preference will be given to applicants who have a completed Ph.D. in Classics or the equivalent. They must show demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
The Department of History and Classics is composed of 31 historians and 9 classicists. The normal teaching load for faculty is four half courses per year. We offer a full complement of programs in Classics at the undergraduate level, including two Honours programs (Classical Languages and Classical Studies), a Major and a Minor in Classics, and (in collaboration with the Department's historians) a Major and Minor in Ancient and Medieval History. We also have a strong graduate program, offering the M.A. and the Ph.D. in both Classics and Classical
Archaeology. The University of Alberta is a research-intensive university with an outstanding library that contains strong holdings in Classics. Other resources include a large slide library as well as the W.G. Hardy Museum of Classical Antiquities. Additional information on the Department is available on the Department's website,
The appointment will commence on 1 July 2003. The 2002-3 salary scale for this position is $45,374 to $64,238 and the benefits package is comprehensive. A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, university transcripts, teaching evaluations (where available) and representative samples of publications or other written works are required. In addition, three referees should be asked to send confidential letters of appraisal to Ms. Louise Jenkins, Secretary to the Hiring Committee, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Edmonton,
Alberta T6G 2H4. Closing Date: November 8, 2002.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including persons in a visible minority, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal people.