Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 12.1.2 (2005 10 05)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick) & J. R. Porter (University of Saskatchewan)     <

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

President: Martin Cropp (University of Calgary) <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina) <>
  Contents of CCB/BCEA 12.1.2 (2005 10 05)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Positions Available
                     (York), (UWO)
        2. Conference Announcements
                     (Atlantic Classical Association), (Association canadienne des études syriaques)
        3. Program Announcements
                     (OISE), (UOttawa)
        4. Varia
                     (Association pour l'Antiquité Tardive), (APA Committee on Ancient History)

Positions Available

From: Savitri Ramjattan

York University
Tenure-stream Appointment in Ancient Greek Drama and Culture

York University
Division of Humanities (Arts)
Ancient Greek Drama and Culture

The Division of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, York University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Ancient Greek Drama and Culture. This appointment, to commence July 1, 2006, is subject to budgetary approval.

We seek a candidate with a completed PhD with a focus on Classical Greek drama and culture. Preference will be given to candidates who approach Greek drama from a broad interdisciplinary perspective; areas of research could include performance, gender, cross-cultural or reception studies. The successful candidate will show evidence of a vigorous research agenda and promise of excellence in teaching.

Candidates should be able to teach in York's first- and second-year interdisciplinary Foundations program, develop upper-level undergraduate courses, and contribute to the teaching of Greek and Latin language; they must also have the potential to undertake graduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate will join the Program in Classical Studies within the Division of Humanities.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a sample of the applicant's written work (no longer than 20 pages) should be sent to Professor M. Lockshin, Acting Chair, Division of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada (e-mail:; phone: 416-736-5158; fax: 416-736-5460) by December 02, 2005. (Note: no email applications will be accepted).

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program is described on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


From: C. G. Brown
University of Western Ontario
Tenure-track Position

Applications are invited for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2006. 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 Latin poetry or archaeology (Hellenistic or Roman). Applicants should have the Ph.D. or be in the final stages of its completion. The closing date for applications is November 30, 2005. 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.

Conference Announcements
From: Beert Verstraete

"Classics and the Social Sciences"
Atlantic Classical Association

Atlantic Classical Association
Annual Meeting, Acadia University
October 21-22, 2005

"Classics and the Social Sciences"

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Robert Prus, Professor of Sociology, University of Waterloo
"On the Necessity of Re-engaging the Classical Greek and Latin Literatures: Lessons from Emile Durkheim's The Evolution of Educational Thought"

For details on program, abstracts, travel and accommodation, see:


From: Geoffrey Greatrex
L'Association canadienne des études syriaques

Le Ve colloque de l'association canadienne des études syriaques aura lieu le samedi 12 novembre à l'université d'Ottawa. For full details see the websites (English and French versions):

Speakers from Sweden, France and the Netherlands, as well as Canada will be taking part. Le thème du colloque est l'historiographie syriaque.

Program Announcements
From: Margaret-Anne Gillis

Bachelor of Education: Classical Studies: Latin
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto

This degree was resurrected in 2000 after a 20 year absence from FEUT/OISE's course offerings and has trained 27 Latin teachers, 22 of whom hold contract positions in Ontario, the U.S., and Britain; currently 6 candidates are enrolled in the programme. The degree will be offered again in 2006-2007.

Candidates must apply on-line through Ontario University Application Centre in Guelph, Ontario ( between 01 September and 30 November 2005. Candidates' first choice MUST be OISE/UT, I/S (Intermediate/Senior programme), Classical Studies: Latin and a "mainstream teachable" for the second required course.

Classics courses are generally considered "history" courses; try to add at least 3 full-year or 18 credits, in a third "teachable" such as math, art, French. Remember that history is a saturated field and so it is better to add 3 full-year or 18 credits, in another "mainstream" course. The more courses for which a candidate is academically qualified, the better the chances of being hired after graduation.

Candidates MUST have completed 5 full-year or 30 credits in Latin to qualify for the programme. Candidates must have a MINIMUM of 2 years volunteer experience working with students at the age which they hope to teach; appropriate and preferred experience includes volunteering in a school setting, coaching, working with clubs, literacy initiatives etc. Working with Scouts, on a rep. soccer team, acting as a TA will also be considered by OISE.

All candidates must write an essay or summary statement in which they discuss their teaching philosophy and reasons for wanting to pursue a career in teaching. Write this early, leaving sufficient time to consult a professor for help with spelling, grammar, cogency and sense.

If you have any questions, contact your professors for further assistance, the OCA website at or the current instructor of the B.Ed. Classical Studies: Latin programme, Margaret-Anne Gillis, at Barrie Central Collegiate, 125 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, L4N 1A9, (705) 726-1846, voice mail 428 or e-mail at


From: Geoffrey Greatrex
University of Ottawa
M.A. programme in Late Antiquity

The department of Classics & Religious Studies encourages applications for its M.A. programme in Late Antiquity. Details of the programme and entrance requirements may be found at:

From: Geoffrey Greatrex

Association pour l'Antiquité Tardive

The Canadian section of the Association pour l'Antiquité Tardive hopes to put out a very small bulletin this autumn. J'aimerais y inclure des renseignements sur des activités liées à ce domaine qui se déroulent au Canada. Please therefore send me ( any relevant material by 13 October. Details about the section can be found at:


From: Chad M. Fauber
APA Committee on Ancient History

Now available at the website of the Occasional Papers of the American Philological Association's Committee on Ancient History is the prepublication of Catherine Rubincam's article, "Ancient History in Canadian Universities".

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