Position Available / Poste ŕ combler

From: Susanna Braund

Assistant Professor of Greek language and literature (tenure-track)

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, effective July 1, 2012, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The primary research focus of the position is in Greek literature, particularly poetry, but we also welcome applications from candidates working on intersections between Greek and Roman literature and culture. The person appointed will be willing and able to teach Greek language and literature at every level including graduate level; the ability to teach Latin too will be an advantage.

The successful applicant must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2012) and must have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship along with enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and teaching and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events and initiatives.

The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of CNERS are found at www.cnrs.ubc.ca.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an example of their published research, a current CV containing full contact information, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to Dr Susanna Braund, Acting Head, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada, email susanna.braund@ubc.ca by the deadline of November 15th 2011.

Application materials must be submitted by 15 November 2011, as noted above.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.