ass. prof. classics


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Assistant Professor, Department of Classics *Term*
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February 9, 2023
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Winnipeg, MB
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The Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a 1-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2023, subject to budgetary approval. This position may be renewed. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience as stipulated by the collective agreement between the University of Winnipeg and the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association. Applicants should have a completed Ph.D. in Classics or a related field in hand by the time of the appointment.

The successful candidate will teach 3.5 FCEs (i.e., 7 3-credit hour courses) across two or three academic terms from among the following: Greek Society; Roman Society; Classical Mythology; War, History, and Memory: Introduction to Classical Literature; History of the Roman Republic; and History of the Roman Empire. Candidates should also have an active research agenda in any field or subfield of Classical Studies (e.g., archaeology and material culture, philology, history, reception, etc.) that complements the department’s current research focuses and relates to the interests of our diverse student body. Please see our website ( or the University of Winnipeg Academic Calendar for more information on the department and the classes that we offer ( . For information on the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association and the Collective Agreement between the University and UWFA, see

The members of the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg are collegial, committed to innovative approaches to teaching, and have a strong record of public outreach (e.g., New Directions in Classics [], the Skywalk Lecture series, etc.). In addition, the department as a whole has had significant success in receiving both internal and external (SSHRC) research awards. The University of Winnipeg is a predominantly undergraduate university with a diverse student body of 10,000 students located in downtown Winnipeg, a city of 800,000 people. It is home to the first civic art gallery in Canada (Winnipeg Art Gallery, across the street from the University), the only federal museum outside of Ottawa (Canadian Museum for Human Rights), a royal ballet, a vibrant music, theatre, and festival scene, and successful professional sports franchises. Winnipeg’s cost of living is low ( ), commutes are generally short, and the city’s restaurant scene is thriving. Winnipeg has an international airport with direct flights major centres in Canada and the United States, and easy connections to the rest of the world. Winnipeg is also home to two classics departments (the other at the University of Manitoba), and a local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. Between the two departments, over a dozen guest speakers are usually hosted in a given year.

Applicants are requested to submit a letter of application and a current CV including the names of three references. Applications must be submitted online via The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources Website and under the Employment category, choose the Faculty Employment position vacancies option. We will begin reviewing applications on March 13, 2023, though consideration of applications will continue until such time as the position is filled. Applicants invited will be contacted by the Chair of the Search Committee and will be asked for three letters of recommendation at that time. We prefer application materials to be submitted electronically. If you encounter problems submitting your application electronically or have any questions about the position, please contact the Chair of the of the Departmental Personnel Committee, Dr. Melissa Funke (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, this position is designated for qualified candidates who self-identify as women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. Please confidentially self-identify at the time of application. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

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

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact Elieth Martinez, HR Consultant at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! or 204-258-2928.

The personal information of applicants is collected under the authority of the University of Winnipeg Act and 36(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All personal information collected via the recruitment process is used to assess the applicant’s suitability, eligibility, and qualifications for employment, and to otherwise support recruitment activities. This information will be provided to participating members of the recruitment process. Questions regarding the collection of your personal information may be directed to the Director, HR Services, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 or 204.786.9066.

The University of Winnipeg has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all those coming to designated indoor campus spaces to provide proof they are fully vaccinated. The Policy was suspended effective May 2, 2022. However, prospective employees should know that the Policy may be reinstated in the future based on changing public health circumstances.
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