The Placement Service is closed, but ads for the 2014-2015 season are still available at http://placement.apaclassics.org/advertisements-2014-2015.

We apologize for the delay in launching the Placement Service online site for 2015-2016.  We now expect it to be available during the week of August 24.  In the interim, we want to make sure that SCS members are informed about positions in the field that are currently being advertised.  We urge institutions seeking applications for positions in classics or archaeology to send those announcements to scsclassics@sas.upenn.edu.  Starting on August 18, we will post those announcements at no charge until the new site is launched.

We thank SCS members for their patience.

Adam D. Blistein

Executive Director

INTERIM LISTING OF POSITIONS ADVERTISED IN JULY AND AUGUST 2015
POSITIONS RECEIVED AS OF AUGUST 28, 2015

Posted August 28, 2015

COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY – EWING, NJ

The History Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position starting in August 2016 in Ancient Mediterranean History, with specializations in Ancient Greece and/or Ancient Rome (including Byzantine Empire). The position has an emphasis on cultural exchanges and trans-regional connections between Mediterranean societies and the broader Ancient World (e.g. North African, Mesopotamian, Iranian, Central Eurasian, and Indian Ocean networks).

The successful candidate will be responsible for effective teaching, research in her or his area of study, service, and advising History majors. Specific responsibilities will include teaching both introductory and upper-level courses in Ancient Mediterranean History as well as courses in her or his area of research. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester, along with advising; Department members also regularly teach in the First Seminar Program and offer History core courses; there are opportunities for reduced teaching load.

Required:  Ph.D. in History or related discipline in hand by August 2016. Expertise in Ancient Mediterranean history. Language expertise in Latin or Greek, and possibly other relevant languages. Evidence of a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates, including experience teaching at the college level in a US college or university.

Preferred:  Specializations in ancient religions, and/or cultural exchanges within the greater ancient world. An appreciable record of success as a teacher and scholar.

About TCNJ:  Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its nearly 6,800 undergraduates, is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

The College also offers targeted graduate programs in nursing, education and English. In 2006, Phi Beta Kappa awarded TCNJ a chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering-offer a strong liberal arts core as the foundation for its programs. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time teacher-scholars has a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and 85 percent of the classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer.

TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is approximately an hour, by train, from NYC and Philadelphia. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For further information, please visit our website at: www.tcnj.edu/~history/.

Contact Information:  Please submit letter of interest, statement on teaching philosophy, vita, writing sample (limited to 25-30 pages), two syllabi and three letters of recommendation, via email: historyjobs@tcnj.edu to Dr. Xinru Liu, Chair, Ancient Mediterranean History Search Committee, History Department, The College of New Jersey, PO Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718. Receipt of application will be acknowledged by email.  Applications will be reviewed as received; please submit promptly so that the department may select candidates for preliminary screening at the American Historical Association meeting in early January. Applications should be submitted by November 13, 2015.

To enrich education through diversity, the College of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.  Final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO – BOULDER, CO

The Department of Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by August 19, 2016, will have strong research interests within the field of Roman history, and will be qualified to teach a broad range of topics and levels in Roman history and culture as well as Latin language classes.

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, a short sample (c. 30 pages) of scholarly work, a brief teaching dossier, and at least three letters of recommendation should be submitted via https://www.jobsatcu.com, Posting #F02836.  Information about our program can be found at http://classics.colorado.edu.  Any questions may be directed to Peter Hunt: peter.hunt@colorado.edu.  Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants wishing to submit any material after November 4th should submit it via www.cu.edu/careers and should inform the department, on account of a software transition scheduled for that date.  The department will interview candidates at the SCS/AIA annual meeting in San Francisco, January 6-9, 2016. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: hr-ada@colorado.edu.

See  www.Colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs for full job description.

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME – SOUTH BEND, IN

Applications are invited from specialists in early Greek literature, history, and culture for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Notre Dame to begin in July 2016.  We welcome especially applications from candidates whose teaching and research interests include Homeric studies, sport in the ancient world, or other specializations that would complement existing departmental strengths.  Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in Greek and Latin language and literature, and to offer courses in classical literature and culture in translation. 

Review of complete applications will begin November 15, 2015.  Preliminary interviews will take place at the Annual Meeting of the SCS in San Francisco (January 2016).  Please apply through Interfolio with the following link:  http://apply.interfolio.com/31062.  Complete dossiers will include a letter of application, cv, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching experience and research.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Information about the Department of Classics can be found at http://classics.nd.edu.

Posted August 26, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA – SANTA BARBARA, CA

The Department of Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Greek Literature, beginning July 1, 2016.  Candidates are sought whose research interests are complementary to those of current faculty.  Ph.D. in Classics or a comparable degree (including Comparative Literature/Classics) expected by the time of appointment.  A record or promise of excellence in both teaching and research is essential, and the successful candidate should be able to contribute to our program as a whole, including Greek at all levels, graduate courses and seminars, and large humanities courses in Greek mythology and Classical literature and civilization.  For more about the Department, please see our website at www.classics.ucsb.edu.  The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

A cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, short writing sample, complete graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Chair of the Search Committee at:

https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00531

Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Department Chair, Sara Lindheim, at lindheim@classics.ucsb.edu

The Department will begin reviewing materials on November 9, 2015; to ensure full consideration, all application materials should have arrived by that date.  First-round interviews will be conducted at the SCS meeting in San Francisco. 

The University of California at Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

BOSTON COLLEGE – CHESTNUT HILL, MA

The Department of Classical Studies at Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Greek literature, especially poetry. Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment (July 1, 2016); teaching experience is a plus.

Candidates must be able to teach both Greek and Latin language and literature from the elementary to the advanced level (the latter courses include both undergraduate and M.A. students). The normal teaching load is five courses per year, which will usually include Classical Mythology. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop exciting language and civilization courses that can benefit our majors and attract students outside the department.

As a small and collegial department within a nationally-ranked university, we are dedicated to fostering an environment in which students experience an outstanding liberal arts education and interact with faculty who are actively engaged in scholarly research. The ideal candidate will show promise of both excellent undergraduate teaching and a strong research trajectory.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter, describing both your research interests and at least one course in the area of ancient civilization that you have taught or hope to teach, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, and (4) a brief writing sample. Applications should be submitted on-line at https://bycommittee.interfolio.com/positions/13927. Inquiries and correspondence may be addressed to Kendra Eshleman, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, 140 Commonweath Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, eshleman@bc.edu. All materials must be received by November 1, 2015. Interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco, January 6-9, 2016. Boston College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

 

YALE UNIVERSITY – NEW HAVEN, CT

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University is seeking to appoint one or more senior scholars whose work falls in or complements the fields traditionally associated with the Department, i.e., Arabic and Islamic Studies, Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Assyriology, Egyptology, Graeco-Arabic Studies, and Northwest Semitic--Comparative Semitics. The appointment(s) will begin as early as July 1, 2016.  Scholars with a proven track record of teaching and advising, as well as an excellent national and international scholarly profile, are invited to apply by sending a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including the names of three referees, to the Acting Chair, Christina Kraus (christina.kraus@yale.edu).  The Department is seeking candidates who will be actively engaged in integrative and collaborative leadership to determine the vision for the future of the Department. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

Posted August 21, 2015

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES AT ATHENS

Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors

One or Two Positions
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Term: Early September to June 1.

Eligibility: A senior scholar with a significant record of publication and teaching in a North American institution and a member of the Managing Committee or faculty/staff from a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Candidates who have held the Whitehead Professorship may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

Project: Advancing research on a project, which utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Whitehead Professors are encouraged to present a seminar during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise and to contribute to the academic program in other significant ways, such as mentoring or advising students at the School and participating in School trips and excursions.

Compensation: Stipend of $35,000, plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Professor (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents) and School housing.  Hotel and transportation on all fall trips and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.

Application is submitted online, link to:

https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/whitehead-visiting-professor-application-form/

  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
  • Statement of current and projected research.
  • One page description of proposed seminar and other contributions to the academic program.
  • Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.
  • Three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the address below or via email to application@ascsa.org.

Applicants may be invited to an interview at the annual AIA/SCS meetings or by telephone.

Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

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.

 

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA – VICTORIA, BC, CANADA

Assistant Professor in Roman Art and Archaeology

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Roman Art and Archaeology. Applicants should hold a PhD and be demonstrably active in fieldwork. Ideal candidates will have begun publishing and will have a demonstrable research and publication plan. The successful applicant should be able to offer a broad range of courses in Roman Art and Archaeology, to introduce innovative courses related to her/his research areas, and to teach Roman Art and Archaeology at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. In addition, the successful candidate should be able to supervise MA and PhD students concentrating on Roman Art and Archaeology and to participate in other relevant components of our Graduate program. The Department is particularly looking for an individual who is able to teach international field schools involving study-travel and to organize student-integrated field research. The successful applicant will provide evidence of an excellent teaching record that ideally will include some experience with Greek archaeology and culture and Latin language at the undergraduate level.

The potential to serve as an effective role model and mentor to our undergraduate and graduate populations will be an asset.  The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please send by email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample no longer than 30 pages, and a brief teaching dossier to the Chair (grschair@uvic.ca). In addition, please send three confidential letters of reference addressing research and teaching strengths.

For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by November 15, 2015 to:

Chair, Department of Greek and Roman Studies
P.O. Box 1700, STN CSC
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC V8W2Y2 Canada
Email: grschair@uvic.ca
Telephone: 250 721 8514
Fax: 250 721 8516
Web: http://web.uvic.ca/grs/

 

Posted August 19, 2015

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS – ST. LOUIS, MO

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Classics at the rank of assistant or associate professor, with a specialty in Greek poetry.  The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field in hand by July 1, 2016 and must show strong promise of scholarly achievement and the ability to make significant contributions to the graduate and undergraduate programs of a vibrant and growing Classics department, teaching courses in Greek, Latin, and in translation at all undergraduate levels and graduate seminars in a wide range of Greek verse authors.  Candidates applying at the associate professor level should have an established publication record and at least five years of teaching experience at the university level.  Duties will include teaching, advising of students, research and writing for publication, departmental governance, and university service. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, course evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2015.  All materials should be sent via email to classics-search@wustl.edu. Inquiries may be sent to Tim Moore, Chair (tmoore26@wustl.edu).

Arts and Sciences seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and disabled candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

 

Posted August 18, 2015

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE – ATLANTA, GA

The Agnes Scott College Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure- track position at the assistant professor rank with a focus on Greek History, broadly defined. The successful candidate must be able to teach both Greek and Latin at all levels and a range of courses in English, including in the candidate’s area of specialty. The 3/2 teaching load will include Greek, Latin, and at least one course supporting the college’s Summit initiative. Through a range of curricular and co-curricular experiences, and with the guidance of a personal board of advisors, Summit develops each student's leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics to equip her to be an effective change agent in a global society (http://www.agnesscott.edu/summit/). The ability to teach courses on models, development, and application of leadership in Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean world as a whole; the reach and influence across time and place of classical concepts of leadership; and/or a focus on leadership strategies of and toward women and marginalized groups is especially desired. The department participates regularly in Inter-Campus Hybrid Pedagogy Courses through the Center for Hellenic Studies’ Sunoikisis Consortium, and an interest in continuing this collaboration is welcome. A Ph.D. in Classics is preferred; advanced ABDs considered. The successful candidate will possess independent teaching experience and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse undergraduate student population. Candidates should also address their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college for women.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, sample course syllabi, and three recent letters of recommendation by November 1, 2015 to Megan Drinkwater, Chair, Department of Classics, classicssearch@agnesscott.edu. Course evaluations and graduate transcripts may be solicited from selected applicants later in the search. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Members of the search committee will conduct interviews at the Society for Classical Studies Meeting in January 2016, but it is not necessary for applicants to attend the conference to be considered for this position.

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an effective and sustainable research program, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Agnesscott.edu

 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (Two Positions) – CHICAGO, IL

Position One: The Department of Classics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position in ancient Greek and Roman intellectual history at the rank of full professor to preferably commence July 1, 2016. Candidates must upload a cover letter and CV to the Academic Careers website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, posting #02716. For full consideration, all applications must be received by November 14, 2015. No materials will be accepted after November 30, 2015. Position is contingent upon budgetary approval. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Position Two: The Department of Classics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Greek literature, with a preference for someone with interests in Homeric or other early Greek poetry, anticipated to commence July 1, 2016. Candidates will be expected to provide evidence of success as a teacher. Conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2016 is highly preferred, and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date. Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, and an article or chapter-length writing sample to the Academic Careers website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, posting #02688 , and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Classics-Department@uchicago.edu. For full consideration all electronic materials must be received by November 14, 2015. No applications will be accepted after November 30, 2015. Position contingent upon budgetary approval.
 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

 

CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE – FRONT ROYAL, VA

The Department of Classical and Early Christian Studies at Christendom College announces a full-time position to begin August 15, 2016. This is an entry-level position.

A successful candidate should have the Ph.D., be a Classics generalist able to teach Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels. The department especially welcomes candidates with experience teaching Patristic Latin and Greek. We will consider especially well-qualified ABD candidates.

Christendom College, located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, is a four-year, liberal arts, Catholic college whose faculty take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Church's Magisterium. Our faculty and administration are dedicated to teaching excellence and find their teaching experiences especially rewarding. For more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life, see www.christendom.edu.

Applications will begin to be considered from January 13, 2016.

Interested applicants should provide the following information: a description of their teaching experience and philosophy, addressing particularly the relation of their teaching to the College’s Mission; a description of their research interests and the relation of those interests to teaching excellence; CV; three recommendation letters; graduate transcripts; and a scholarly writing sample to E. A. Strickland, Dept. of Classical & Early Christian Studies, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Dr., Front Royal, VA 22630. Please direct inquiries about the position to Dr. Strickland (estrickland@christendom.edu). Application materials may be sent electronically to the same e-mail address.   

 

HAMILTON COLLEGE – CLINTON, NY

The Classics Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2016.  Applicants should have the Ph.D. in hand or be in the very last stages of completing the dissertation.  They should display evidence of accomplished teaching, a record of scholarship, and a clear vision of future scholarly work.  Hamilton is a distinguished liberal arts college with very competitive salaries and a teaching load of five courses per year.  Applicants should be prepared to teach all levels of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, including courses incorporating material culture and issues of gender.  They should also possess the ability to make creative use of information technology.  Hamilton College believes that diversity is essential to the excellence of its academic program.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a statement about how they would engage and sustain Hamilton’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.  They should also arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/30823.  Materials sent to Interfolio should be addressed to Barbara Gold, Chair, Classics Department, Hamilton CollegeQuestions should be submitted via email to bgold@hamilton.eduThe application deadline is November 15, 2015.  Interviews will be conducted at the SCS meeting in San Francisco in January; on-campus interviews will be conducted in late January or early February.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org.  Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community (www.hamilton.edu/diversity).  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.  Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

A complete application must include 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to Barbara Gold, Chair, Classics Department and must be submitted via Interfolio.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

 

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY – BALTIMORE, MD

The Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences announces the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for 2016-2017:

Religious Culture and the Arts: Christianity, Judaism and Islam

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for two fellows, who will be appointed to two-year terms beginning July 1, 2016.  Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester.  In addition, Fellows are expected to participate in the monthly Mellon Seminar and to present their work to the seminar at least once over the course of their two-year appointment. The initial stipend is $61,060, with an additional $2,000 available for research and travel expenses.  Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of $2,000 are also provided.  Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second year. 

Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in one of the following fields:  History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, no earlier than June 30, 2011 and no later than June 30th, 2016. 

The deadline to submit applications is 11:59p.m. (EST) Thursday, November 12, 2015. Applications are submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/29991, and must include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic statement that includes research and teaching proposal.

For questions or concerns, please email Gabrielle Spiegel at: Spiegel@jhu.edu

Incomplete applications are not considered for the fellowship.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their application is received in full.  Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit www.jhu.edu/ksas for more information.

 

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT – MUNICH, GERMANY (Two Listings)

First Listing:   Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the leading European universities with a tradition reaching back more than 500 years. The university established in 2012 the Graduate School "Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies" which is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The Graduate School is an interdisciplinary research network that brings together LMU Munich and research institutions in Munich to provide an optimal environment for disciplinary research and the promotion of junior academics in the field of ancient studies. As part of its doctoral study and postdoctoral training programme, the Graduate School combines research from a broad spectrum of disciplines within the field of ancient studies.  

The Graduate School invites applications for the following positions:

2 PostDoc-Positions

Salary grade 13 TV-L / 100%

The starting date will be November 1, 2015.

The positions are limited to two years; the possibility of applying for a one-year extension is currently under consideration and will be decided as of 2016.

One of these positions will be responsible for co-ordinating the junior research group ‘Constructions of the Beautiful’. This is one of seven junior research groups, each of which is organised around one of the focus-areas of the School:

  1. Constructions of norms
  2. Constructions of elites
  3. Constructions of the "beautiful"
  4. Organisation of coexistence
  5. Organisation of exchange
  6. Organisation of dealing with dissent
  7. Organisation of memory and forgetting

Responsibilities: Successful candidates will conduct an independent research project contributing to one of the seven focus areas, to be chosen by the candidates themselves. In pursuing their research, candidates will be supported by mentors chosen from the group of Principal Investigators of the School.

They will collaborate with doctoral students in an interdisciplinary junior research group and coordinate the activities of that group (supported by mentors).

They will develop new research perspectives in the field of ancient studies together with doctoral students, Principal Investigators and other members of the Münchner Zentrum für Antike Welten.

Requirements:  In order to apply, candidates will need to have completed their doctorate in the field of ancient studies with outstanding results. Applicants will need to submit a proposal for an independent research project. They should demonstrate their willingness to work in an interdisciplinary context as well as an interest in basic and theoretical questions. 

The School offers the scope for developing new perspectives in an inspiring research environment.

Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Please submit the following required application documents electronically:

(A) as one pdf-file:

(1) Application letter (letter of motivation)

(2) Curriculum vitae

(3) List of publications and list of courses taught

(4) Degree certificates

(5) Research proposal (max. 7.500 characters incl. spaces) plus bibliography

(6) Sample of your written work (app. length: 10–12 pages).

 (B) as doc- or docx-file:

completed application form
(download: www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw/grants/postdoc/application.dot).

 (C) 2 Letters of reference:

To be emailed directly by the referees to application@mzaw.lmu.de citing the reference number DW-PostDoc/15_your_name
For further questions regarding the postdoc positions please send an email to
Anna Waldschütz at anna.waldschuetz@mzaw.lmu.de.

You can find further information on the Graduate School "Distant Worlds“on the following website: www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw

Please submit your complete application in German or English citing the reference number DW-PostDoc/15 at the latest by September 6, 2015 exclusively via email to: application@mzaw.lmu.de

 

Second Listing:  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the leading European universities with a tradition reaching back more than 500 years. The university established in 2012 the Graduate School "Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies" which is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The Graduate School is an interdisciplinary research network that brings together LMU Munich and research institutions in Munich to provide an optimal environment for disciplinary research and the promotion of junior academics in the field of ancient studies. As part of its doctoral study and postdoctoral training programme, the Graduate School will combine research from a broad spectrum of disciplines within the field of ancient studies. 

 The Graduate School invites applications for the following positions:

 8 Doctoral-Positions

Salary grade 13 TV-L / 65%

The starting date will be November 1, 2015.

The positions are limited to two years; the possibility of applying for a one-year extension is currently under consideration and will be decided as of 2016.

Each of the positions will be integrated into a junior research group. The junior research groups are oriented towards one of the seven focus areas below:

  1. Constructions of norms
  2. Constructions of elites
  3. Constructions of the "beautiful"
  4. Organisation of coexistence
  5. Organisation of exchange
  6. Organisation of dealing with dissent
  7. Organisation of memory and forgetting

Responsibilities:  Successful candidates will conduct a dissertation project within their individual discipline. The projects will be chosen by the candidates themselves and should contribute to one of the seven focus areas. In pursuing their research, candidates will be supported by mentors chosen from the group of Principal Investigators of the School.

They will collaborate with other doctoral students in an interdisciplinary junior research group coordinated by a postdoctoral researcher.

They will participate in the research training programme of the School. Together with their mentors they will select relevant courses from this programme in order to develop their academic profile.

 Requirements: In order to apply, candidates will need to have completed a four-year MA degree (or the equivalent) with thesis in the field of ancient studies with outstanding results. Applicants will need to submit a proposal for a dissertation project. They should demonstrate their openness towards working in an interdisciplinary context as well as an interest in basic and theoretical questions.

 The School offers the scope for individual academic development and an inspiring research environment.

Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

 Please submit the following required application documents electronically:

 (A) as one pdf-file (max. 5 MB):

(1) Application letter (letter of motivation)

(2) Curriculum vitae

(3) Degree certificates

(4) Research proposal (max. 7.500 characters incl. spaces) plus bibliography

(5) Sample of your written work, e.g. from your Master’s thesis (app. length: 10–12 pages)

(6) if relevant, list of publications

 (B) as doc- or docx-file:

completed application form
(download: www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw/grants/doc/application.dot).

 (C) 2 Letters of reference:

To be emailed directly by the referees to application@mzaw.lmu.de citing the reference number DW-Doc/15-2_your_name

For further questions regarding the doctoral positions please send an email to Mrs. Anna Waldschütz at anna.waldschuetz@mzaw.lmu.de.

You can find further information on the Graduate School "Distant Worlds“ on the following website: www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw

 Please submit your complete application in German or English citing the reference number DW-Doc/15-2_your_name at the latest by September 6, 2015 exclusively via email to: application@mzaw.lmu.de

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY – PRINCETON, NJ

The Department of Classics at Princeton University announces a position in medieval Latin at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2016. The successful candidate should combine great scholarly promise with an ability to teach medieval Latin at the undergraduate and graduate levels. S/he will also contribute to teaching and developing interdisciplinary medieval studies courses in translation as well as to our beginning Latin sequence. The field(s) of specialization is open, but teaching and advising responsibilities will cover the entire chronological range of medieval Latin from ca. 400 to 1400 CE. Expertise in paleography and/or textual transmission is desirable.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu with cover letter, CV, writing sample, and the names of three references. Applicants should ask their referees to write by November 15, 2015. Review of applications will start November 15, 2015. Applicants who wish to be considered for interviews at the SCS meeting in San Francisco should have all materials submitted by that date.  It is expected that the candidate will have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2016.  This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.  

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SOCIETY OF FELLOWS – PRINCETON, NJ

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2016-2019, Application deadline: September 15, 2015

Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships 2016-2019 for recent PhDs (from Jan. 2014) in humanities or allied social sciences.  FOUR appointments to pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas:

Open discipline (three fellowships); Humanistic Studies.  Annual salary: approx. $82,000. 

For eligibility, fellowship and application details, see www.princeton.edu/sf

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO, CANADA

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure‐stream appointment in Roman History and Material Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Classics by date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate’s research will focus on the history and material culture of the Ancient Mediterranean in the Roman period beyond Roman Italy. She or he will emphasize the archaeological and documentary evidence, and demonstrate clear engagement with historical questions and methodologies. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong linguistic skills in both Greek and Latin.

We seek a candidate whose research complements the expertise already present in the Department of Historical Studies. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by representative writing samples or publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world‐class scholars at Canada’s largest university, which is home to one of North America’s largest groups of Classicists. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable” places in the world.

The successful candidate must have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels, contributing to the undergraduate program on the Mississauga campus, and will hold a graduate appointment at the Department of Classics in the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. Further information about the Departments is available at: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical‐studies and http://classics.chass.utoronto.ca. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for the position, all applications must be submitted online at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2015, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing such as representative articles, statement of research interests, academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how‐to‐apply. Arrangements should also be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities, to be submitted by October 15, 2015 via email to the Chair at historical.studies@utoronto.ca. Referees should include the candidate’s name and “Classics Search” in the subject line.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

 

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