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California Polytechinic State University announces an open position in Ancient History.

 

HISTORY - Full-time, tenure-track, academic year Assistant Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 12, 2019. PhD in History or closely related field with specialization in Ancient history required, as well as ability to teach upper-division and graduate courses in Ancient history and lower-division World History and/or Western Civilization survey courses.

 

For job details, qualifications and instructions (online faculty application required) please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and apply to Requisition #105093. Applicants with complete files by review begin date will be given full consideration.

 

REVIEW BEGIN DATE: January 7, 2019. EEO.

 

Full information is at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

 

 


 

 

 

Brown University

 

The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce a search for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Roman History and Latin Prose, to begin July 1, 2019. The Department invites applications for this position.

 

In addition to the area/s of their own specific research interests, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the core areas of Roman history teaching and will both complement and extend the research range of current Brown faculty. Evidence and promise of success in college-level teaching and in research are prerequisites for this position, as is the Ph.D., which must be in hand byJuly 1, 2019.

 

This position carries a 2-2 teaching load with a full-salary, research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical policy for tenured faculty.

 

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of scholarly writing(no more than thirty pages, e.g.,dissertation chapter, work in press or under review, book chapter, etc.) to the Department's Interfolio site, https://apply.interfolio.com/52711, to which three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by the applicants' recommenders.

 

Applications received by November 1, 2018 will be assured of full consideration. The Department plans to contact shortlisted candidates in December 2018 in order to arrange preliminary interviews at the SCS/AIA meetings in San Diego (3-6 Jan. 2019). Inquiries about this position may be directed to John_Bodel@brown.edu.

 

 


 

 

Washington University in St. Louis has been authorized to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to catalogue the John Max Wulfing Collection of Ancient Coins. The Wulfing Collection of nearly 16,000 objects consists primarily of ancient Roman, Byzantine, and Greek coins and ranks as one of the largest numismatic collections at a North American college or university. The Fellow will be based in the Department of Classics and will teach one course per year for the department, but their principal duties will be to develop and implement a cataloguing system and to aid the Curator (a member of the Classics faculty) in tasks related to management of the Collection.

 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field in hand by July 1, 2019, possess extensive numismatic expertise in the coinages of the ancient Mediterranean world, and show evidence of scholarly promise. Any prior experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow elsewhere must be limited to two years.

 

The position will require the Fellow to perform all aspects of cataloguing (including photography, scanning of archival materials, and preparation of the digital catalogue). No specific course is required for the teaching element of the Fellowship, but the successful candidate is expected to be competent in teaching the classical languages, to make a significant contribution to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Classics, and to participate in the intellectual life of the department.

 

The initial appointment will be for a two-year term, with a possibility of renewal after the second year. The Curator will serve as the Fellow’s mentor, helping the Fellow further master the skills associated with the fellowship, plan individual research, and prepare for a career in the field.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, course evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by Dec. 1, 2018. All materials should be sent via email to classics-search@wustl.edu. Inquiries may be sent to Cathy Keane, Chair of the Department of Classics (ckeane@wustl.edu). Members of the search committee will conduct its first short-list interviews via Skype.

 

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


 

 


 

 

 

Directors for the ASCSA Summer Programs

 

Director(s) Six-Week ASCSA Summer Session

Term: Summer 2020

 

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

 

Description: See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer.

 

Duties: Plan the itinerary of the session/seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

 

Compensation: Stipend of $9,064, plus travel and expenses, housing for the Summer Session leader(s) for eight weeks in total as available June 1 to August 15.

 

Application: A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support should be sent to: Committee on the Summer Sessions. E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019. The appointments will be announced by March 29.

 

 

Director(s) ASCSA Field Seminars

Term: Summer 2020

 

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

 

Description: The theme of the18-day field seminars are open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; religious, public, and domestic architecture; ancient literature; numismatics; topography of myth; historical geography; the ancient economy; Roman Greece; Byzantine Greece; Ottoman Greece; the population exchange between Greece and Turkey; modern folklore; etc. Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, therefore, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar. Two summer field seminars can be accommodated, one in June and one in July.

 

For more information about the ASCSA Summer Seminars: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars

 

Duties: Plan an 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

 

Compensation: Stipend of $5000, plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks in total including the dates of the seminar.

 

Application: Along with a letter of application that discusses your qualifications, and a curriculum vitae, please submit a description of the seminar, and a preliminary 18-day itinerary indicating which sites would be visited and how much time would ideally be spent in and out of Athens. These materials and three letters of support should be sent to: Committee on the Summer Sessions. E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019. The appointments will be announced by March 29.

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

 


 

 

 

The British School at Athens
Postgraduate training Course in Greek Epigraphy
16th – 29th June 2019

Whether publishing new inscriptions, reinterpreting old ones, or critically analysing editions, this course provides training for historians, archaeologists and textual scholars alike in the discipline of reading and interpreting epigraphic evidence. Students will be guided through the process of producing editions of inscriptions, gaining practical first-hand experience with the stones as well as instruction in editorial and bibliographic skills. Guest lectures on historical and thematic subjects will explore the ways in which epigraphic evidence can inform a wide range of Classical subjects.

 

The course will be taught primarily by Prof. Graham Oliver (Brown) and Robert Pitt (BSA) and will utilise the most significant epigraphic collections around Athens, where students will be assigned a stone from which they will create a textual edition. The importance of seeing inscriptions within their archaeological and topographical contexts will be explored during site visits around Athens and Attica. Some prior knowledge of Greek is essential, although students with only elementary skills are advised that reading inscriptions is a very good way to advance in the language!

The course fee of £780 includes accommodation in shared rooms at the BSA, where self-catering facilities are available, as well as 24-hour access to the superb library, entry to all sites and museums, and BSA membership. Free membership for the remainder of the session will be offered to students wishing to remain at the BSA after the course to continue their research. Travel to and from Greece is the sole responsibility of the course participant.

The course is limited to 12 places, and is open to university students (of any country) pursuing Masters or Post-Graduate degrees.

Further information can be obtained from the BSA website (www.bsa.ac.uk). Completed application forms and an academic reference letter should be emailed to the Assistant Director, Dr. C. Papadopoulou (assistant.director@bsa.ac.uk) no later than January 30th 2019.

 

 


 

 

 

Got Latin? Got Greek?

 

Linguistic preparation is crucial for success in many fields of graduate study. Students must command the languages of their primary sources in order to pursue valid research. But the opportunity to establish the competence in Ancient Greek or Latin needed for graduate work in Classics or related fields doesn’t always open up early enough within undergraduate programs. The Department of Classical Studies of Loyola University Chicago now offers a Post-Baccalaureate program so that students who have completed bachelor’s degrees may build the proficiency their further careers demand. Coursework at the post-baccalaureate level also introduces some of the scholarship of Classical texts in which graduate study engages. Post-Baccalaureate students become able to clarify their professional goals while they sharpen their technical skills and become better qualified to advance on the path they choose.

 

Loyola’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Classical Studies is shaped in terms of competence attained, rather than a fixed period of study. The Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete two semesters totaling 18 “target” credit-hours at the 300-level in both Classical languages with a GPA of 3.0 in the program. “Target” study in these two semesters should include at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level ancient Greek author-courses and at least 6 credit-hours in 300-level Latin author-courses. We recognize some students will have attained intermediate or advanced competence in both languages before their post-baccalaureate study and will need only two semesters of target-level work; some may have had the opportunity to become proficient in one Classical language but have weaker preparation in the other; some may need to begin their study of both languages and will need additional coursework to complete the Certificate. Our program will meet you where you are in your own career of study, and work with you to bring your skills and knowledge up to the next stage.

 

Faculty in the Department hold Ph.D.s in Classical Studies from top-ranked North American and British universities. Their research specialties include Greek and Roman literature, history, religion, and archaeology; papyrology; textual criticism; feminist approaches to the Classics; and literary theory. Individual students’ curriculums will be determined in collaboration with the Department’s Post-Baccalaureate Program Director. To learn more, please visit our web-pages at www.luc.edu/classicalstudies. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Greg Dobrov, the Post-Baccalaureate Program Director (gdobrov@luc.edu).

 

Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Classical Studies should have:

Bachelor’s degree in hand at the time of matriculation in the program and, normally, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0


They should submit in their applications:


On-line applications can be submitted at www.luc.edu/gpem; inquiries GradApp@luc.edu.

 

 


 

 

 

Master of Arts in of Latin
Kent State University


The Classics faculty of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio are happy to announce that the Master of Arts program in Latin Literature has recently become a fully online, asynchronous program, which will make it available to students anywhere who wish to earn an advanced degree in Latin. The goal of the program is to give students graduate level training in the Latin language, as well other relevant fields such as literature, culture, archaeology and history.

 

The majority of courses in the program are graduate-level Latin courses. Students entering the program will be expected to have completed several upper division undergraduate courses in Latin.

 

The program is designed to be completed in two years if students take a full-time load (3 courses per semester). Courses are offered on a two-year rotation, so part-time students who are not taking a full-time load can take the courses they need in a timely manner.


One graduate assistantship per year will be awarded to an eligible applicant; candidates for the graduate assistantship must be full time students and be able to travel regularly to the Kent State main campus during the period of their award.


Admission Requirements: Official transcript, goal statement, three letters of recommendation which specifically address the candidate’s Latin experience, and a writing sample. International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency. For details and an application see the Kent State Graduate Studies admission website (http://www.kent.edu/graduatestudies/admissions)


Questions about the program or requests for additional information should be addressed to Professor Jennifer Larson (jlarson@kent.edu)

 

 


 

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