Kennedy on Strauss on Plato

Jay Kennedy — who some might remember as the man behind the so-called ‘Plato Code’ — has penned an interesting item in The Philosophers Magazine:

… I’m not sufficiently well-versed in Strauss (or Plato) to comment on this one …

On the ‘Plato Code’, our previous posts:

Varia

I seem to have accumulated a number of links of late:

JOB: Classical Archaeology @ Stanford

Seen on the Classicists list:

The Department of Classics at Stanford University invites applications for a faculty position in classical archaeology. We seek candidates whose research areas would complement the department’s existing strengths and who show promise of excellence.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per year, from large undergraduate lecture classes to specialized graduate seminars. The candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and to participate fully in departmental activities through committee service, student advising, collaboration in joint research and teaching initiatives, and so forth.

The appointment will be at the tenure-track rank of Assistant Professor (Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment) and will begin September 1, 2012. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2011. Send cover letter, c.v., a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter (maximum 40 pages), and three confidential letters of reference by email to archsearch AT stanford.edu.

Candidates who cannot apply by email may post hard copy materials to Archaeology Search Committee, Department of Classics, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 110, Stanford, CA 94305-2145. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

JOB: Latin Lit @ Stanford

Seen on the Classicists list:

The Department of Classics at Stanford University invites applications for a faculty position in Latin literature. We seek candidates whose research areas would complement the department’s existing strengths and who show promise of excellence; a focus on poetry or historiography is especially welcome.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per year in Latin and Greek language and literature as well as courses in translation at all levels, from large undergraduate lecture classes to specialized graduate seminars. Further, the candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and to participate fully in departmental activities through committee service, student advising, collaboration in joint research and teaching initiatives, and so forth.

The appointment will be at the tenure-track rank of Assistant Professor (Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment) and will begin September 1, 2012. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2011. Send cover letter, c.v., a writing sample the length of a typical research article or book chapter (maximum 40 pages), and three confidential letters of reference by email to latinsearch AT stanford.edu.

Candidates who cannot apply by email may post hard copy materials to Latin Search Committee, Department of Classics, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 110, Stanford, CA 94305-2145. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

JOB: Augustan Poetry+ @ Oberlin (tenure track)

Seen on Aegeanet:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS

The Classics Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a
full-time tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and
Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four
years, beginning first semester of 2012-13, and will carry the rank of
Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate must be capable of teaching courses in Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels, as well as general-interest courses in which all material is taught in translation. In particular, we seek a specialist in Augustan or post-Augustan Latin poetry to balance the teaching and research areas of existing members of the department. As a member of a small department of generalists, however, the successful candidate also should be prepared to teach outside of her/his area of research expertise; especially desirable is the ability to teach Roman History. Additional areas of interest to the department include cultural theory and/or the study of women in antiquity.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2012. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising, service on committees, and sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position.

The Department of Classics has four full-time faculty and teaches the wide range of courses in Classical Civilization, including Greek and Roman literature, ancient history, archaeology, and culture, as well as four years each of Latin and Greek. For more information about the Department of Classics at Oberlin, please consult our website,
new.oberlin.edu/classics. Phone: 440-775-8390; Fax: 440-775-8084.

To be assured of consideration, letters of application, including a
curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three
letters of reference should be sent to the department by November 1, 2011. We prefer electronic submission of application materials and letters of recommendation: please email materials (if possible) to
Classics.Jobsearch AT oberlin.edu. Materials that cannot be sent
electronically should be mailed to: Kirk Ormand, Chair, Department of Classics, Oberlin College, 10 N. Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. Application materials received after November 1 may be considered until the position is filled. Please do not send writing samples or packets of teaching evaluations at this time; we may ask finalists for these materials at a later date.

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
committed to creating an institutional environment free from
discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.

JOB: Greek Lit @ Brown

Seen on various lists:

Brown University
Department of Classics
Faculty Position Announcement
Ancient Greek Literature

The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce a search for a specialist in ancient Greek literature at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or tenured Associate Professor. The successful candidate will teach primarily Greek language and literature, as well as courses in translation. Prerequisites for consideration include distinction in scholarship and teaching in any aspect of ancient Greek language and literature. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (no more than thirty pages), and, if applying for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, three letters of recommendation; Ph.D. by the time of employment is required. Applicants for a tenured Associate Professor position should send the names of five referees, who will be contacted directly by the Search Committee.

Applications should be sent to:
Chair of the Greek Search Committee
Department of Classics
Box 1856
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912, USA

Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. The department intends to conduct interviews of short-list candidates at the annual meetings of the American Philological Association in Philadelphia in January 2012. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Stratis Papaioannou (sp AT brown.edu).

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

CONF (sort of): Light Night Leeds 7th October 2011 – Hercules and Classics Research with Impact

Seen on the Classicists list (cutting this one a little close)

As part of the city-wide arts festival Leeds Light Night 2011
(http://lightnightleeds.co.uk/about/), the Classics Department, University of Leeds, are delighted to be presenting two events which link classical research with the art, architecture and history of Leeds by combining story-telling and performance with a "factasy" walking tour of Leeds. Featuring research into the character Heracles/Hercules (in advance of Emma Stafford’s forthcoming book), the reception of ancient drama and ancient costume these events are:

1) TALES OF HERCULES

Location: In the Classics Departmental Library, first floor, Parkinson
Building, University of Leeds

Date: Friday 7th October
Time: 5.30-10.00pm

Description: Hercules’ twin brother tells his famous brother’s 12 Labours and about growing up with a hero, while Hercules’ official biographer (Dr. Emma Stafford) is on hand to answer questions. An accompanying poster exhibition shows tales of Hercules, in several different media, from the ancient and modern worlds.

For more information, see the <project website> [
http://herculeeds.blogspot.com/p/university-event.html ].

2) IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HERCULES
Character locations: Leeds City Museum, Mandela Gardens, Town Hall, Bond Court, City Square.

Date: Friday 7th October
Time: 5.00-10.00pm

Description:
Become a hero by stepping into Hercules’ size 14½ shoes – complete his 12 Labours and discover why he belongs in Leeds. Meet monsters and costumed characters from ancient mythology, including Hercules’ mother in Leeds City Museum and Hercules’ nephew, the Amazon Queen, Nemean Lion and Horses

of Diomedes elsewhere. For more information, see the <project website> [
http://herculeeds.blogspot.com/p/city-centre.html ] and the <Leeds City Council website> [ http://lightnightleeds.co.uk/events/in-the-footsteps-of-

hercules/
]