Academic Position Available: Assistant Professor – Tenure Stream (Medieval Latin Language and Literature)

Position/Title Rank: Assistant Professor – Tenure Stream (Medieval Latin Language and Literature)

Faculty/Division: Arts & Science

Department: Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Deadline/Closing Date for Application: Nov. 23, 2017

The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in the field of Medieval Latin Language and Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in the field of Latin Language and Literature (e.g., poetry, epistolography, drama, or prose narrative). The successful candidate will be able to teach Medieval Latin language at the graduate level and play a leading role in the setting and marking of Toronto’s Medieval Latin examinations. Candidates are expected to have outstanding research records, with refereed publications, and to have demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the requirements of the position by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, an established record of excellence in scholarly research and publication, and evidence of excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching evaluations, a strong statement of teaching philosophy, and strong endorsements from referees; previous university teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must also provide evidence of research of an internationally competitive calibre, as demonstrated by publications in leading journals in the field, or a research pipeline that is at high international levels [SM1], presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature.

Medieval Studies at Toronto is a broadly interdisciplinary enterprise that offers the opportunity to work in collaboration with a wide range of departments and academic disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant universities in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by visiting http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job #1701741. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement outlining current and future research interests, representative writing sample, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations).

Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to Prof. Suzanne Akbari, Search Committee Chair, at email hidden; JavaScript is required by the closing date of November 23, 2017. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

For more information about the Centre for Medieval Studies, please visit our homepage at http://www.medieval.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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