News from the World of Classics
- Ancient marble columns found at the bottom of the river near Ostia
- Princeton changes to a "flexible language requirement" for classics majors
- Howard scraps classics (opinion piece in WaPo by Cornel West and Jeremy Tate)
- U. of Vermont also threatens to scrap classics -- but not yet?
- The archaeology department of the U. of Sheffield, UK, is also under threat
- Aeschylus' The Persians to be live streamed on July 25 from Epidaurus!
- The "Griffin Warrior" featured in the Secrets series on the Smithsonian Channel!
It airs on Monday, August 30, at 8:00 pm EST (also on August 31 at 12:00 am and 5:00 pm EST). "Follow archaeologists [Jack Davis and Shari Stocker, U. of Cincinnati] as they examine a tomb they hope will reveal the mysterious origins of the ancient Greeks." UC Classics is starting the new school year with a bang!
- The Department of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (formerly Classics) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in Ancient Greek Studies. The Department seeks a specialist in Greek art/archaeology and/or literature, from the beginnings to the 3rd century CE, whose expertise complements the range of subjects and approaches covered by current faculty. Appropriate training and competence in ancient Greek and Latin is a further desideratum.
Please follow this link for the full position description and application process: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03076
- The Department of Classics at Princeton University announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Latin language and literature to begin in fall 2022. We seek to identify a candidate who has demonstrated exceptional promise as a scholar and teacher, whose research interests complement those already represented among department faculty, and who can help us expand and diversify our scholarly community.
Those wishing to be considered for this position are requested to submit a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample of not more than 30 pages, and the names of three referees. In the cover letter, please include discussion of your prospective contributions to promoting diversity and equity within the field. These materials should be submitted online at: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/index.xhtml
- The Department of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in Latin literature and culture at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with tenure, effective July 1, 2022. We invite applicants who are advanced Assistant Professors or mid- to advanced-career scholars with interests from across the range of ancient Latin literature and culture who would expand the department’s current strengths; applications would be particularly welcome from scholars with special expertise in: the literature and culture of the Republican period; the Latin literary cultures of Late Antiquity; “low” literary genres, such as comedy and satire; sociological approaches to Latin literature, including the study of subaltern and marginalized groups.
For more information and to apply, click here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06670
- Wabash College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Classics to begin July 1, 2022. We are looking for someone whose teaching and research centers on the languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome. We will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2021. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, evidence of successful teaching, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation electronically. We also request two brief statements about: 1) your teaching philosophy, and 2) how you can help to diversify the Wabash classics curriculum and the broader campus community. https://www.wabash.edu/employment/home.cfm?job_id=803
- The Department of Classics at Dartmouth College invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin on July 1, 2022. We seek applicants who specialize in any aspect of Greek literature and culture. Research trajectories in which we are particularly interested include but are not limited to: race and ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean; theater and performance; translation studies; Greek law or political theory; myth and religion; digital humanities; or the engagement with Greek and Roman literature in Caribbean, Latin American, Asian, Native American, African, or any diasporic intellectual traditions. Applicants should hold a PhD or ABD in Classics or a related field (if ABD, the PhD should be conferred by the start date for the position) and should be qualified to teach Latin and ancient Greek at all levels.
All applicants should supply 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a writing sample; 3) a cover letter; 4) a separate statement explaining how their teaching, research, service, and life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion; 5) 3 letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors who can speak to their research potential, their progress toward the PhD (if the degree is not yet complete) and their ability to connect with undergraduates. All materials are to be submitted via Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/92356. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
- The Department of Classics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2022. Qualified candidates should have completed the PhD by the time of appointment. We seek a dynamic and innovative scholar/teacher with a strong research trajectory, specializing in Greek language, literature and culture. We especially welcome candidates who will contribute to Emory’s new general education requirement in race and ethnicity, dedicated to the consideration of racial, ethnic and cultural dynamics; structural inequalities among individuals and communities; and how historical, political, and cultural processes, as well as literary and aesthetic forces, shape concerns about race, ethnicity and immigration. The Department seeks a colleague to complement existing strengths within the department and engage with students who seek to combine the humanistic with the pre-professional in their undergraduate experience. Applications should include a letter of application, CV, research statement, three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample of approximately 20-30 pages, a 2-4 page teaching statement detailing experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students of diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Interviews will be conducted via Skype/Zoom. Apply via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/94384 .