JOB: Classical Languages Pedagogy @ UGa (tenure track)

Seen on various lists:

The DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS at the UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA is seeking to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Classics, with special interest in the pedagogy of classical languages.

We seek a broadly-trained classicist who, in addition to supervising the elementary Latin program, can teach across the classics curriculum at all levels, including courses in translation. The teaching load is six courses over two semesters: two of the courses are in pedagogy. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and publish on pedagogy and student engagement and to participate fully in departmental activities.

The Ph.D. in Classics or any related field is required at the time of appointment (1 August 2012).

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and a complete dossier, including CV, a writing sample (maximum 40 pages), and three letters of reference by email to classrch AT All documents should be in PDF format if possible.

Candidates who cannot apply by email may post hard copy materials to:

Chair, Classics Search Committee
Department of Classics
Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6203

Applications received by November 15th are assured of consideration (receipt of email or postmark for regular or express mail); however, dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews of selected candidates will be conducted at the APA/AIA meeting in Philadelphia in January.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, about an hour and a half northeast of Atlanta.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Woman, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.

ED: Roman Pottery Summer School at the American Academy in Rome 2012

Seen on Rome-arch

The American Academy’s Howard Comfort FAAR ’29 Summer School in Roman Pottery is accepting applications for its seventh session, to be held from 11 June to 8 July 2012.

The program’s aim is to introduce the participants to the study of Roman pottery and then for them to apply their knowledge under the director’s guidance to a context, which they may elaborate for publication.

It is assumed that the participants will have a basic grounding in archaeology but not specifically in pottery studies. Typically the participants are graduate students who have realized the importance of pottery while working on an excavation or with a museum collection and wish to incorporate ceramological data into their research programs. Qualified undergraduates and practising archaeologists will also be considered. The program is open to all nationalities.

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Sarcophagus of the Moment

It’s from a flickr set, so I can’t put it here, but it is worth a look … very nice:

Beirut, National Museum, sarcophagus with scenes from legend of Achilles, Tyre, 2nd cent.

… there are four or five views of it; very high relief. Interesting front panel is very crowded, so it looks like Hector is being dragged through a shopping mall …