Application for One-year Assistant Professor Without Review in Greek History and Language

The Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, at the University of British Columbia, is seeking applications for a one-year limited-term full-time appointment in Greek History and Language at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review, effective September 1st, 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Classical Studies or a related field.  The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and be able to teach an upper-year course on the Athenians and their empire and introductory- and intermediate-level Greek. Teaching may include a lecture course or seminar in a subject selected by the successful candidate in consultation. The position involves teaching four 13-week courses (12 credits) and participating in departmental service, events and initiatives. Candidates will have demonstrated potential for peer-reviewed scholarly research, involvement in professional scholarly activity and successful teaching at various levels.

Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of AMNE, Dr. Michael Griffin, via

The deadline is July 27, 2022. You will be able to save and return to this application via an email link.

For this application, you will need to submit:

  1. Your personal information
  2. Your highest degree earned
  3. A PDF of your letter of application
  4. A PDF of your curriculum vitae
  5. A PDF of your statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)
  6. A PDF of your evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence (max. 5 pages)
  7. A PDF of your statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion (1-2 pages)
  8. The names and emails of 3 referees

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees (please warn your referees of the possibility beforehand – the turnaround time will be short) and more extensive evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence (including but not limited to student evaluations and/or peer assessments, and an undergraduate course syllabus). Interviews will be conducted through Zoom.

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

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

Information about the Department is available on the web at

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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