Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 12.4 (2005 12 15)
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

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Contents of CCB/BCEA 12.4 (2005 12 15)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Positions Available
                     (Trent)   (Queen's)
        2. Programs
                     (MSc in Slavery and Forced Labour Studies)

Positions Available

From: Jennifer Moore

Trent University
Open Rank Position in Ancient History and Classics

The Department of Ancient History and Classics at Trent University invites applications for an open rank position in either Greek or Roman History, effective July 1, 2006, subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicant should also be able to teach at least one of Greek and Latin at all levels of the curriculum. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand and be able to demonstrate effective records of teaching success and research achievement or promise. The appointment will be made at a level commensurate with experience, but should it be filled at a senior level, the successful candidate will be expected to assume the role of Department Chair in the second year of appointment.

The Department of Ancient History & Classics offers degree programs in Ancient Greek & Roman Studies and in Greek & Latin Language & Literature. There is also the possibility for teaching in the Trent/Queen's Graduate Program. For further information on the Department and its activities, please consult the web site at:

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a teaching dossier, (including teaching evaluations) and a statement outlining current and future research interests by February 3, 2006 to the address below. Applicants should ask three referees to send letters of recommendation under separate cover directly to the Chair. (Senior applicants may in the first instance supply the names of three referees.)

Members of the department will be present at the January meetings of the AIA/APA in Montreal, and would be happy to meet informally with interested parties. Please contact the department for further information.

Please send application materials to:

Prof. Christopher W. Tindale, Chair
Dept. of Ancient History and Classics
Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 7B8
Phone: 705-748-1011 Ext. 1814

Trent University is an employment equity employer, and especially invites applications from women, Aboriginal persons, visible minorities and disabled persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

From: Terry Smith
Queen's University
Tenure Track Appointment in Greek Archaeology or Greek History

The Department of Classics at Queen's University invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Greek archaeology or Greek history. Candidates with an interest in Greek epigraphy are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have a completed Ph.D. by the time of taking up the appointment. The appointee will also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and should expect to teach a range of courses beyond the specialty at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a plan of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and samples of writing. These materials and three confidential letters of reference should be sent to: Dr. C. Falkner, Head, Department of Classics, Room 505, Watson Hall, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6; phone (613) 533-2745; fax (613) 533-6739; email:

Deadline for completed applications is January 20th. The position, which is subject to budgetary approval, will commence on July 1, 2006.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University which is posted at:

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From: Ulrike Roth
MSc in Slavery and Forced Labour Studies
University of Edinburgh

The MSc in Slavery and Forced Labour Studies was established as a new programme in the School of History and Classics at the University of Edinburgh in 2005. It is a comparative history programme, offering the study of slavery and forced labour, across a vast range of historical periods and geographies, from classical antiquity to the 20th century, from ancient Italy and Greece, to Africa and the Americas — as well as study of the development of slavery as an idea in modern European thought, and its use as an image in 20th century Hollywood cinema. The main aim of the programme consists of enabling students to think in historically comparatist terms for which the range of historical traditions in Edinburgh provides an outstanding base.

The programme is offered by the Graduate School of the University of Edinburgh as a Taught MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time). The Graduate School is a thriving and vibrant scholarly community with well over 100 postgraduates in the School of History and Classics alone in 2005/6.

The programme structure allows students to construct a flexible curriculum, tailored to their individual areas of interest, whilst providing a wide range of coverage of important themes, periods and geographies. The programme is taught through a combination of courses that are made up of small-group seminars, one-to-one supervision, guided reading and private study.

The programme director is Dr Ulrike Roth, and any informal inquiries about the programme should be directed to her at <>   (Tel: +44-(0)131-650-3586).

For general information and an application form see the School's postgraduate web-page at:

For any additional information please contact the School's postgraduate secretary Sarah Williams at <>   (Tel: +44-(0)131-650-8349), or the School's postgraduate office at:

Postgraduate Office
School of History and Classics
The University of Edinburgh
William Robertson Building
50, George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9JY

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