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

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

Dr. Marion Durand (PhD 2018) hired by Oxford University

We are immensely proud that Dr. Marion Durand, currently a Lecturer in the Department of Classics, has been hired by Oxford University as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy and Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College, and Associate College Lecturer at St John’s College.

Marion defended her PhD thesis, “Language and Reality: Stoic Semantics Reconstructed”, in June 2018. Throughout her time at the UofT, she has been an active member of CPAMP, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (her supervisor was Brad Inwood). Not only that, she is a former President of our Graduate Classics Course Union (GCCU) and she was a member of the Committee that organized the 2015 annual conference of the Classical Association of Canada.

The Department wishes Dr. Durand best of success in her new and exciting environment!

Congrats to Matt Watton for winning the Robinson Prize in Ancient Philosophy

Our very own PhD student, Matt Watton, has won the 2017-2018 Sidney Robinson Prize in Ancient Philosophy for his Major Field essay, “Antiochus’ Interpretation of Socrates.” The Robinson Prize, sponsored by the Collaborative Programme in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP), is awarded each year for the best paper written by a University of Toronto graduate student in any of the participating CPAMP units (Classics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy) on any topic in ancient Greek or Roman philosophy (up to 529 A.D.). Congrats, Matt!