Postdoctoral Fellow in Ancient Philosophy

One-year postdoctoral position in Ancient Philosophy

The Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy [CPAMP] at the University of Toronto is delighted to announce the availability of a one-year postdoctoral position in Ancient Philosophy, to begin no later than 1st September 2020. (It may be possible for the Fellowship to be extended for a second year, but this should not be assumed as part of an application.) The Fellow will be based in the Department of Classics at Toronto, but will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of CPAMP, which is run in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Centre for Medieval Studies, and to be available for up to 3 hours a week to assist in the organization of CPAMP activities. The value of the Fellowship is CA$50,000: some opportunity for paid teaching might also be available.

To be eligible, you must have been awarded a PhD in a relevant field (but from any Department or Program) by March 31, 2020, and have no more than three years (or full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

If you wish to apply, please send pdfs (or preferably a single, combined pdf) to the address below containing: your CV, contact details for at least two and no more than three referees, a 500-word description of your research plans, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Your email cover should briefly indicate how your work will complement the existing work of CPAMP, and may offer any other information you consider relevant to your application (but in general quality of information will be preferred over quantity).

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight (EST) March 31, 2020. Application materials, and any inquiries in the meantime, should be sent to:

George Boys-Stones
george.boys.stones@utoronto.ca

Professor of Classics and Philosophy
Department of Classics, University of Toronto.

Bursaries for Summer Courses in Greek and Latin

The following information is also available as a PDF or DOC file.

To support this bursary, please visit this link and donate to the “Department of Classics Departmental Trust.” Thank you for supporting greater diversity within the field of Classics.  

The Department of Classics is promoting language study by students from underrepresented groups in our summer language courses. We are offering bursaries to cover tuition ($700 per semester course), and for those visiting from outside the Toronto area, up to an additional $1,000 per semester. 

In the first summer term, starting in early May and running through June, we offer LAT101, LAT 201, and GRK 101.

In the second summer term, staring in July and running through mid-August, we offer LAT 102, LAT 202, and GRK 102.

If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please send by March 23rd a cover letter as well as a copy of your university transcript (an unofficial copy is fine) to the Undergraduate Coordinator, Professor Kevin Wilkinson, at:

undergrad.classics@utoronto.ca

In your cover letter please briefly explain your interests in taking Ancient Greek and/or Latin (e.g., academic background, current interests in classical antiquity or related fields, plans for future study). Please also describe the ways in which you might contribute to diversity (e.g., on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status). We are especially interested in applicants with expressed financial need.

If you are coming from another university in North America or overseas, please see the following link for information about applying and enrolling in courses through Woodsworth College (the online process is straightforward but you will need a Letter of Permission from your own university registrar or study abroad office):

https://wdw.utoronto.ca/visiting-students/apply

Woodsworth College also has limited accommodation spaces for visiting students; please find information about that through the Woodsworth College website:

https://wdw.utoronto.ca/residence/summer-housing

For preliminary and (when available) official course timetables see the following link:

https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/dates-and-deadlines/course-timetables

If you have additional questions about our summer language courses, feel free to contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Professor Kevin Wilkinson, at:

undergrad.classics@utoronto.ca

University of Toronto Reception at the SCS/AIA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.!

All Canadian scholars and students, alumnae and alumni, as well as other friends of the department, are most welcome to the Reception hosted by the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto at the Annual SCS/AIA meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, 2 January, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Mint Room at the Marriott Marquis hotel.