Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 10.1 (2003 09 15)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray   (University of New Brunswick)    <

Published by the Classical Association of Canada/ Publié par la société canadienne des études classiques

President: Catherine Rubincam (University of Toronto at Mississauga) <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Craig Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>
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Positions Available
                   (Waterloo, Cornell, Ottawa, Western Ontario
        2. Fellowships
                    (American School in Athens)
        3. Conference Announcements
                     (Wilfrid Laurier)

Positions Available
From: Leonard Curchin
Tenure-track position
Assistant Professor in Classical Studies
Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Classical Studies beginning September 1, 2004. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Classical Studies in hand or close to completion, and an ability to teach a variety of courses in classical civilizations and languages. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Consideration of applications will begin December 15, 2003.  Please send curriculum vitae and supporting documents (graduate transcripts, course evaluations) and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. L.A. Curchin, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1 <>. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities. This appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

From: Kevin Clinton
Tenure-track Assistant Professor
in Roman History
The department of Classics at Cornell University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Roman History with a possible cross-appointment in the department of History. Candidates should be specialists in the historical study of the society and institutions of ancient Rome, prepared to teach a broad spectrum of graduate and undergraduate courses in the classical languages as well as history lecture-courses and advanced undergraduate seminars in translation. The period of specialization is open. An Assistant Professor would be preferred, but recently tenured Associate Professors may also be considered. The appointment would start in July 1, 2004. Please send a letter of application, a c.v., and three letters of reference to Professor Barry Strauss, Department of Classics, Cornell University, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca, NY  14853.  The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2003. Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

From: Geoffrey Greatrex
Position in Classics: Latin Literature

The Department of Classics and Religious Studies of the UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA announces the opening of a full-time, tenure-track position for an assistant professor starting 1 July 2004. Field of specialization: Latin literature

• PhD relevant to the field of Classics is required. Candidates should have sufficient refereed publications (minimum three) to qualify for supervising graduate research at the University of Ottawa.
• Most of the teaching at the undergraduate level will deal with Latin language and literature of the classical period. Since the department is in the process of focussing its M.A. programme on Late Antiquity (A.D. 200-700), preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in this period.
• The successful candidate will be expected to teach and direct research at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both French and English, and this immediately and competently upon assuming the position. Initially, the bulk of the teaching load will be in English.
• Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and consistent with the University's Collective Agreement.
• All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;  however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Equity is a University policy.  The University strongly encourages applications from women.
• Applications, including a curriculum vitae, one or two recent publications, and three letters of reference, should reach the department by 17 November 2003. Address to: Dr. Geoffrey Greatrex, Associate Chair, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, 70 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1N 6N5. Tel. 613-562-5714. Fax 613-562-5991. <>

The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 150-year tradition of bilingualism.  Through its Second Language Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.  At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.  In certain cases, professors must have the ability to teach in both official languages to be granted tenure.

Poste en études anciennes: littérature latine

Le Département des études anciennes et de sciences des religions de l'UNIVERSITÉ D'OTTAWA sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur au rang d'adjoint menant à la permanence, ouvert à partir du 1er juillet 2004. Domaine de spécialisation: littérature latine

• Le candidat ou la candidate devra être titulaire d'un doctorat pertinent en études anciennes et disposer de publications à caractère universitaire (un minimum de trois) pour être reconnu apte à diriger des études supérieures à l'Université d'Ottawa.
• La plupart de l'enseignement au niveau du baccalauréat  concernera la langue et la littérature latine. Étant donné que le département est en train de concentrer son programme de maîtrise sur l'antiquité tardive (200-700 apr. J.-C.), on donnera la préférence aux candidates et candidats qui feront la preuve de leur compétence dans l'étude de cette période.
• Il ou elle doit avoir une maîtrise suffisante des langues française et anglaise pour pouvoir enseigner et diriger des recherches
du niveau du baccalauréat au doctorat.  Au début de l'engagement, l'enseignement se fera principalement en langue anglaise.
• Le traitement et la charge de travail seront en conformité avec la convention collective.
• Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont encouragées à poser leur candidature. Toutefois, cette offre s'adresse de préférence aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents.  L'Université a une politique d'équité en matière d'emploi.  Les femmes sont fortement encouragées à poser leur candidature.
• Le dossier de candidature comprenant lettre de présentation, curriculum vitae, une ou deux publications récentes et trois lettres de recommandation devra parvenir au plus tard le 17 novembre 2003 à: Monsieur Geoffrey Greatrex, directeur adjoint, Département des études anciennes et de sciences des religions, Université d'Ottawa, 70, avenue Laurier est, Ottawa (Ontario), Canada  K1N 6N5. Tél. 613-562-5714. Télécop. 613-562-5991. <>

L'Université d'Ottawa est fière, avec raison, de sa tradition de bilinguisme, vieille de plus de 150 ans.  Par l'entremise de l'Institut des langues secondes, l'Université offre à son personnel et à leurs époux et épouses les moyens de devenir bilingue.  Au moment de leur permanence, les professeurs sont tenus de pouvoir fonctionner dans un milieu bilingue. De plus, pour obtenir la permanence, certains professeurs devront pouvoir enseigner dans les deux langues officielles.

From: C. G. Brown
Position in Classical Studies
Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2004. The successful applicant will participate in a programme with a full range of courses in classical civilization and languages, and be expected to have a strong commitment to research and teaching, as well as a solid background in Greek and Latin philology.  Although no particular area of expertise is being sought, preference will be given to candidates with a research-interest in Greek history.  Applicants should have the Ph.D. or be in the final stages of its completion.  The closing date for applications is December 31, 2003.  A curriculum vitae, letters from three referees (or a dossier from a university placement office), university transcripts, and a sample of scholarly writing should be sent to Professor C. G. Brown, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, The University of Western Ontario, Talbot College, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7. Positions are subject to budgetary approval.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. 
From: Mary E. Darlington
NEH Fellowships 2004-2005
at The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of ancient and post-classical studies in Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with 84,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with 109,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, the School is authorized to serve as liaison with the Greek Ministry of Culture on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to excavate and to study museum collections.

In the ten years since its inception, the NEH Fellowship program at the American School has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for sixteen scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Those Eligible: Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields who are U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.  Applicants must have completed their professional training but do not have to hold the Ph.D.

Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration.  Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $17,500; for a ten-month project, $35,000. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June.

a) Cover sheet (at
b) A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, and the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur in Athens at the American School of Classical Studies.
c) Curriculum vitae with list of publications.
d) Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant's work and field of interest who can comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to complete it successfully.

Full application information and requests for further information on the American School of Classical Studies or the Fellowship may be obtained from:

NEH Fellowships
American School of Classical Studies
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
Tel: 609-683-0800  Fax: 609-924-0578
<>  Website:

The awards will be announced March 1, 2004; acceptance of the award required by March 15, 2004.

The following items constitute the application:
1.      Cover sheet (attached).
2.      A statement of the project (up to five pages), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, and the importance of the work, the methodologies involved, where applicable, and the reasons it should occur in Athens at the American School of Classical Studies.  The applicant's name should appear on each page.
3.      Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
4.      Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with your work and field of interest.  These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to carry it out successfully. Please include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees.

NEH Fellows will be expected to reside primarily in Athens, contribute to and enhance the scholarly dialogue, as well as contribute to and expand scholarly horizons at the School.

The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.
1.  Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
2.  Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
3.  Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
4.  Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
5.  What resources are necessary?
6.  Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?

Applications should be postmarked no later than November 15, 2003.

Postmark Deadline:  November 15, 2003

1. Full name: (last)  (first) (middle)
2.  Work or preferred address:
Tel: (         )___________________ Fax: (         )    E-mail:
3.  Home address:
Tel: (         )___________________ Fax: (         )    E-mail:
4. Citizenship: __________              US visa status/dates or
residence: __________
5.  Social Security Number:  _______-_______-_______
6.  Date of birth (month/day/year):  _______/_______/_______
7.  Current position/rank/department:
Academic institution:             public     private     state
8.  Place/date of completion of Ph.D.:
9.  Field of study:
10. Project title:
11. Desired number of months in Greece:
12. Please provide a 100 word abstract of your project.
Conference Announcements
From: Gerald Schaus
Onward to the Olympics:
Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
October 3-4, 2003
The Canadian Academic Institute in Athens and Wilfrid Laurier University, together with the University of Guelph, the University of Western Ontario and the University of  Windsor invite all interested faculty and students to attend a conference on the history of the Olympic festival, ancient to modern,  entitled:

Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games

The conference will be held at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario on October 3-4, 2003.  Keynote speakers include Donald Kyle, University of Texas at Arlington (paper title: "Fabulous Females and Ancient Olympia") and Mark Dyreson, Penn State University (paper title: "To Construct a Better and More Peaceful World" (de Coubertin) or "War Minus the Shooting" (George Orwell)?: The Olympic Movement's Second Century"

For further information including a preliminary program and registration form, please visit the conference web site at:

Please note that the Canadian Academic Institute in Athens in conjunction with the University of Waterloo's Department of Classical Studies is also sponsoring the second biennial Student Classics Conference to be held at the University of Waterloo on October 4 - 5, 2003. This is open to the public and all are welcome. Students participating in this conference are welcome to attend sessions of the Olympic history conference at neighbouring Wilfrid Laurier University. For more information, contact Sheila Campbell at <>  or Zographia Welch at <>.

Next regular issue:  2003 10 15
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