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Head, Department of Classics and Religion, Faculty of Arts

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Job ID: 13629

Updated: April 16, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for a senior academic at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with Tenure to serve as the Department Head of the Department of Classics & Religion. The appointment as Department Head is for a five-year period commencing July 1, 2018, with the possibility of renewal. 

Reporting to the Dean, the primary role of the Head of the Department of Classics & Religion is to provide strong academic leadership. The successful candidate will have the administrative skills and vision necessary to lead and manage the department, building on its current strengths and promoting the development of new strategic directions in research, teaching and learning, and community engagement.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in either classics or religious studies, will be an accomplished scholar and outstanding instructor with strong leadership and solid administrative skills and will bring suitable experience for appointment as a senior faculty member. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary strength.

Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and community engagement through top-tier peer-reviewed publications, proven success in obtaining competitive research funding, evidence of effectiveness, as well as successfully concluded projects.

In addition to the expectations listed above, applicants at the Professor rank must demonstrate evidence of an established scholarly and professional reputation, preferably at both the national and international level. A well-established record of service contributions (including service to the discipline, and when relevant, profession) at a leadership level is also expected. 

The Department of Classics & Religion was formed in 2014 with the combining of the former departments of Religious Studies and Greek and Roman Studies. It provides academic support for programs leading to three undergraduate degrees as well as two graduate programs. The department is one of the leaders in the faculty and university in offering a broad international and interdisciplinary dimension as part of their programs as well as research and scholarship.  Further details can be found at

Individuals interested in this position are requested to submit their complete dossier including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (along with their contact information - mailing address, telephone and email) no later than November 10, 2017 to:

Anessa Krysko, HR Advisor (Academic)
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
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