Assistant Professor in Classical Studies and Sexuality and Gender Studies

University of Guelph
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Classical Studies program in the School of Languages and Literatures together with the Sexualities, Genders, and Social Change program at the University of Guelph invite applications for one three-year CLA position at the Assistant Professor level to commence on 1 July 2021.

Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester in the Classics and/or Sexualities, Genders, and Social Change programs. Housed in the Classics program, the faculty member will be encouraged to participate in the annual Classics Symposium, the undergraduate student journal Canta Aeide, and to help advise the active Guelph Classics’ Student Society.

Qualifications: A PhD in Classics awarded by the time appointment commences, evidence of scholarly research (publications, awards, grants, papers) with the potential for international impact, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level (i.e. strong teaching dossier) are required. Successful teaching in Greek or Latin language, Classical art, mythology, history, and/or literatures is preferred. Additional research or teaching interests in queer and feminist research and an interest in social justice and/or community-engaged scholarship are preferred.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.


Application Process

Applications should include the following:

  • a cover letter describing your background and how you will contribute to both the Classical Studies and the Sexualities, Genders, and Social Change programs at Guelph
  • a complete curriculum vitae
  • a teaching dossier
  • and a list of three possible references.


Please send application materials to:
Dr. Kim Francis
Director of Interdisciplinary Programs
College of Arts, University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information on the School, please visit SOLAL. Salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement.

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.


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