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Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment, Ancient Studies

Saint Mary's University

The Department of Languages and Cultures
Eight-month, Full-time limited-term appointment in Ancient Studies

The Department of Languages and Cultures at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a contractually limited eight-month appointment in Ancient Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must hold a PhD in Classics, Classical Archaeology, Art History, or Ancient History. We are seeking candidates who are able to teach courses in ancient history, Classical civilization, Latin, art, and archeology, with a demonstrated record of effectiveness in university teaching, and who will support courses at all levels of our undergraduate program. Alongside a full-time teaching assignment, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students and participate actively in the intellectual life of the department. The appointment will commence September 1, 2022.

For more information on the Department of Languages and Cultures, please visit the following websites: https://www.smu.ca/lc/index.html (for the Ancient Studies (Classics) program, please visit: https://www.smu.ca/lc/programs-ancient-studies.html) and for the Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union Collective Agreement: (https://www.smu.ca/webfiles/SMUFUCASep12018toAugust312021NewAgreementsearchablesigned.pdf).

About Saint Mary’s University:
Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society. 
With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

What to Submit?

Interested candidates have to email two PDF files, one of which presents a letter of application and a curriculum vitae containing the names of three referees (from whom the department will solicit letters directly, if needed). A separate PDF file should present (i) a research dossier consisting of a research statement and two writing samples, and (ii) a teaching dossier consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy and recent summative reports of official teaching evaluations. Our university policy also requires an original of the official transcript (attesting a Ph.D. degree) – the candidates are kindly asked to make necessary arrangements for the transcript to be sent directly to the Department’s Chair by the granting institution. All these documents are to be sent to:

Egor Tsedryk
Acting Chair, Department of Languages and Cultures
Department of Languages and Cultures
Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3
E-mail: egor.tsedryk@smu.ca

The closing date for applications is May 27, 2022.