JOB: Hellenist @ Kenyon College (2 year)

Kenyon College invites applications for a 2-year position in the
Department of Classics at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor,
effective July 1, 2010.

The successful candidate will teach both semesters of intensive
elementary Greek each year in addition to two other courses, which may
include upper level language courses, a survey of Greek history, or
other courses in translation. The candidate?s primary research
interest should be in Greek literature or Greek history. A Ph.D. in
hand is preferred, but not required. Applicants must be able to
demonstrate excellence in teaching.

To apply, please submit the following materials, using the online
application system at : (1) a cover
letter, detailing teaching approaches and experience as well as
research interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) graduate transcripts;
and (4) three letters of recommendation, at least one of which
addresses the candidate?s teaching abilities. Inquiries may be
directed to Professor Amber Scaife, the Chair of the Search Committee,
at scaifea AT or (740) 427-5679. To ensure full
consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2009.
Interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the APA in
Anaheim, January 6-9, 2010.

Kenyon College offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits
package that includes provisions for a spouse or domestic partner and
for dependents. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes
diversity and encourages the applications of women and minority

JOB: Director of Publications ASCSA

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Director of Publications, American School of Classical Studies, Princeton, New Jersey

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Publications include the overall direction and management of the Publications Office; overseeing the assignments of the editorial staff and freelance editors and designers; working with excavation directors and authors to develop and produce assigned monographs; collaborating with the Editor of /Hesperia/; overseeing marketing and distribution; negotiating financial arrangements with printers and fulfillment agencies; investigating alternative sources of funding for publications; and exploring and developing new avenues–digital or other–for American School publications.

The Director is also expected to oversee staff in the Publications Office; write regularly scheduled performance reviews; create and administer an annual departmental budget; prepare regular reports for the American School Managing Committee, Board of Trustees, and Committee on Publications; and maintain and expand the American School Publications web page. The Director works closely with the chair of the Committee on Publications and reports to the chair of the Managing Committee.

Requirements: BA degree, with an advanced degree preferred; at least five years managerial experience in a publishing environment; background in classical archaeology, Classics, ancient art, or a related field preferred; and demonstrated knowledge of digital publishing and current trends in scholarly communication.

Alongside archaeological exploration, teaching, and research, publication is one of the core missions of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Since its founding in 1881, the American School has published almost 250 books. These include major reports and studies on material culture recovered during excavations at the Athenian Agora, Ancient Corinth, and other sites that are essential reference works for all scholars of the ancient world. Since 1932, the American School has also published the award-winning quarterly journal Hesperia, one of the leading periodicals in the field. The increasingly digital nature of scholarship is transforming the nature of publication in this field, and the Director of Publications contributes to institution-wide initiatives to support new modes of scholarly communication.

The position is full-time, beginning as soon as is mutually convenient. Excellent benefits, pleasant working conditions in the Princeton, New Jersey Publications Office, occasional travel to Greece, and salary commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted until October 16, 2009.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least two letters of recommendation to:
Professor Jon D. Mikalson
Chair, Committee on Publications
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
e-mail to application AT, marked "Publication Job Application" in the subject area.

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

CONF: Glasgow Research Seminar, 2009-10

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Dear colleagues – Please find below the programme of
research seminars hosted by the Department of Classics at the University
of Glasgow for the coming session. As always, everyone is very welcome
to attend! Please do contact me if you have any queries about the
programme, or if you’d like to meet any of the speakers over dinner
following the seminar.
The full programme for 2009-10 is also available on our website:


Seminars take place at 5 p.m. (unless otherwise advertised) on alternate
Tuesdays during term in the Murray Room (Room 410), 65 Oakfield Avenue.
All are very welcome to attend, and to join us and the speaker for
drinks and dinner afterwards; for further details please contact Luke

29th September 2009 John Bollan (University of Glasgow)
Blood-stained Hearths and Altars: Religious Evocations of Violent Death
in the 80s BC

13th October 2009 Keith Rutter (University of Edinburgh)
Coins and Cultures in Western Sicily

27th October 2009 John Marincola (Florida State University)
Virgil and the Spoils of Empire

10th November 2009 Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)
Student Milton

24th November 2009 Michael Squire (Christ’s College, Cambridge)
Visualising Epic on the Iliad Tablets
Joint meeting with the Classical Association of Scotland Glasgow & West
Centre: meeting starts at 7:30pm.

8th December 2009 Richard King (University of Glasgow)
Individuals, Soul and Memory in the Philebus

19th January 2010 Maria Pretzler (Swansea University)
Skirting around Ithaka: Establishing Credibility in Ancient Travel

2nd February 2010 Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)
Tacitus and the Ruins of Rome

16th February 2010 Karla Pollmann (University of St. Andrews)
Christianizing Epicurus: Reception, Norm and Ideology in Latin Late

2nd March 2010 Lisa Hau (University of Glasgow)
The Narrator and Narratee in Diodorus Siculus

16th March 2010 Stephen Heyworth (Wadham College, Oxford)
locum tua tempora poscunt: Topography in Ovid’s Fasti

JOB: Charles Tesoriero Lectureship in Latin (UNew England – Australia)



The multi-disciplinary School of Humanities at the University of New England has enjoyed a vibrant research culture and an enviable reputation in teaching over many decades.
We are seeking an appointee who can actively contribute to a School with strengths in Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, Classical Languages, Philosophy, Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, Political and International Studies and Studies in Religion.

The successful applicant will be expected to follow a research program in Latin, to teach Latin at all undergraduate levels (from ab initio to Honours), and to supervise Honours and Postgraduate Research students. A commitment to work as part of a team to develop innovative and flexible approaches to teaching classical languages to both on-campus and distance education students is also required.
Applicants must have: a PhD in Latin or a related area; a commitment to teaching at tertiary level; and an emerging research and publication profile. The ability to teach Greek and/or Ancient History and/or Studies in Religion is desirable, as is the willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching approaches within the School. The willingness to contribute to the development of strands offered online in ecclesiastical Latin and New Testament Greek would also be desirable.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Lynda Garland, phone: (02) 6773 2794 or email: headshum AT For further information about the School visit:

Salary: $68,796 to $81,535 per annum (Lecturer)
plus 17% employer superannuation and optional salary packaging

Closing Date: 6 October 2009

Reference No: 209/XXX

An application package, including selection criteria that must be addressed, may be obtained from or by phoning Human Resource Services, (02) 6773 3972. Applications will be received up to 5pm on the closing date.

CONF: Zoroastrianism in the Levant

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Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is inaugurating a series of
conferences on the subject of "Zoroastrianism". These will be held every
four years at the University of Oxford. The first in the series will take
place in 2010 and explore how "Zoroastrianism in the Levant" interacted with
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Gnosticism and ancient Near Eastern
non-biblical religions. Other papers on Zoroastrianism outside the Levant
may be accepted if they include elements relevant to the main theme of the

Scholars are invited to submit papers in one of two categories:
1. Academic research in a paper allotted 45 minutes including discussion.
2. Short academic interventions presenting work in progress or brief notes
on the subject lasting 25 minutes including discussion.

Aram Society will form a scientific advisory committee to help with the
organisation of the conference and the editing of conference proceedings for
publication. We will confirm that we have received your proposal on receipt
of an abstract that should include the main sources consulted for the paper
and the time needed to deliver the communication. In order to allow for
discussion participants should speak for 35 or 20 minutes.

Papers will be accepted from accredited academics in the field and please
note that the committee will be very strict in only accepting papers
relevant to the conference theme. Finally the organising committee reserves
the right to reduce the length of a paper if necessary and all papers
submitted for publication are accepted subject to peer review.

All queries should be addressed to the conference secretary Dr Shafiq

Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, the Oriental Institute, Oxford
University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. ++1865-514041. Fax
++1865-516824. Email: aram AT