JOB: Generalist @ UTennessee-Knoxville (tenure track!)

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The Department of Classics has been authorized to make an appointment
in Roman Material Culture at the rank of tenure-track Assistant
Professor starting fall 2014. Ph.D. required. We seek an individual
who will teach both Roman and Greek archaeology, as well as courses in
ancient civilization and Latin at all undergraduate
levels, and who will strengthen the undergraduate major in classical
archaeology and the graduate program in Mediterranean archaeology.

The successful candidate will show strong promise as a scholar and
teacher of Roman material culture, and demonstrated excellence in
teaching Latin. Ability to teach Etruscan archaeology and Greek
language courses is desirable.

The salary is competitive. We will begin screening applications on
November 15, 2013, and will continue reviewing them until the position
is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
three letters of reference, and a writing sample to Maura Lafferty,
Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Classics, University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0413.

Please submit all materials electronically by following the directions
posted at If a candidate or recommender
does not have access to a computer with an internet connection, we
will also accept paper applications and supporting documents. Please
address inquiries to Maura Lafferty at classics AT The Knoxville
campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have
the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and
intercultural goals of the University.

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employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national
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This Day in Ancient History: ante diem ix kalendas octobres

ante diem ix kalendas octobres

  • rites in honour of Latona at the Theatre of Marcellus
  • Mercatus — those cupboards must have been really empty!
  • 484 B.C. — Birth of Euripides (?)
  • 480 B.C. — Athenian naval forces under Themistocles defeat Xerxes’ Persian force in the narrows of Salamis (one reckoning)
  • 63 B.C. — birth of Octavius, the future emperor Augustus
  • 25 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Neptune (and associated rites thereafter)
  • 23 B.C. — restoration of the temple of Apollo in the Campus Martius (and associated rites thereafter)
  • 117 A.D. — martyrdom of Thecla

Classical Words of the Day