Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 12.8 (2006 04 13)
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 12.8 (2006 04 13)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Positions Available
                     (McMaster)   (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
        2. Varia
                     (Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme)   (Les Éditions du Sphinx)

Positions Available

From: Michele George

McMaster University
One-year Appointment

The Department of Classics at McMaster University invites applications for a contractually limited appointment to run for one year (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007). The successful candidate will teach 6 courses (3 per term) in Latin, Greek, mythology, and Classics in translation. A PhD in Classics is required, and a record of excellent teaching is preferred.

Applicants should send a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and a sample of their writing, to:

Dr. Michele George, Chair
Department of Classics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario   L8S 4M2
fax: 905-577-6930

Applications must be received by May 15, 2006, and applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to reach the department by the same date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

More information on Classics at McMaster is available on our website:

From: Monica Hretsina

University of Toronto at Scarborough
Two-year Position

The University of Toronto at Scarborough invites applications for a two-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in Classics, beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2008.

Classical Studies is part of a multi-disciplinary Humanities department in which about 1,000 students a year take courses in Classical Studies.

Qualifications: Ph.D. completed or near completion in Classics. Although no specific research field is specified for this position, the department is particularly interested in candidates who push beyond conventional boundaries in Classical studies. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, as well as an ability and willingness to teach a diverse group of courses, is required. The successful candidate will teach 4 courses (2 per term) and will be responsible primarily for providing courses in Greek and Roman History. The candidate should also be prepared to teach more broadly in the areas of ancient civilization and culture in both large lectures and smaller seminars. Ability to teach a course on an archeological topic and/or the Classical World in film would be an asset.

The closing date for applications is May 15, 2006. Applicants should send a letter of application and current curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly, to:

Professor William R. Bowen, Chair
Department of Humanities
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON   M1C 1A4

The University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

From: Martin Cropp

A New Era at the Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme
General Announcement

(La version française suit.)

Beginning 1 April 2006, the Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme (ASPP), part of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), will feature a new funding structure designed to meet the changing needs of Canadian scholars. This has been made possible by a funding increase from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

An award from the ASPP is designed to help offset costs of marketing and promoting a scholarly work. For all submissions made on or after 1 April 2006, the available subvention will be $8,000, up from the former support level of $7,000. As well as an increase in the overall number of regular subventions available, there will now also be a distinct stream for first-time authors of scholarly works (excluding collective works), and five subventions per year devoted to translations. Successful candidates applying for a translation subvention will also be eligible for a grant of up to $4,000 to help offset the costs of translating the work. For details, please see the ASPP Guidelines.

For those works successful in obtaining ASPP support, subventions are paid directly to qualified Canadian scholarly publishers after the book has appeared. Authors may also work with non-Canadian presses in certain instances, subject to approval by the Management Board of the ASPP.

Authors seeking to work with overseas presses should consult the Guidelines.

For more information, including our new Guidelines and new registration form, please see (guidelines)

and (registration form)

or contact our offices at <> or (613) 238-6112, ext. 350.

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Enrichissement du Programme d'aide à l'édition savante

À compter du 1er avril 2006, le Programme d'aide à l'édition savante (PAES), qui fait partie de la Fédération canadienne des sciences humaines (FCSH), offrira une nouvelle structure de financement conçue pour répondre à l'évolution des besoins des chercheurs canadiens. Ce relèvement des subventions à 8 000 $ a été rendu possible grâ;ce à un accroissement du financement du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines (CRSH).

Les subventions du PAES servent à aider à couvrir les frais de commercialisation et de promotion d'un ouvrage savant. Pour tous les manuscrits soumis à compter du 1er avril 2006, la subvention offerte sera de 8 000 $, comparativement au niveau antérieur de 7 000 $. En outre, dans le cadre de l'augmentation du nombre des subventions ordinaires, on créera désormais un volet distinct pour les nouveaux auteurs d'ouvrages savants (à l'exclusion des ouvrages collectifs), et cinq subventions annuelles aux traductions. Les candidats reçus qui font une demande de subvention de traduction seront également admissibles à une subvention à concurrence de 4 000 $ pour aider à couvrir les frais de traduction de leur ouvrage. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez consulter les Lignes directrices du PAES.

Lorsqu'un ouvrage obtient l'appui du PAES, les subventions sont versées directement à la maison d'édition savante canadienne approuvée, une fois l'ouvrage publié. Les auteurs peuvent également s'adresser à des maisons d'édition étrangères dans certains cas, sous réserve d'approbation par le bureau de direction du PAES. Les auteurs qui désirent s'adresser à des maisons d'édition étrangères doivent consulter les Lignes directrices.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, y compris nos nouvelles Lignes directrices et notre nouveau formulaire d'inscription, veuillez consulter: (lignes directrices)

et (formulaire d'inscription)

ou communiquer avec notre bureau à <> ou à (613) 238-6112, poste 350.

From: Gilles Maloney

Les Éditions du Sphinx

It is our pleasure to inform you that Les Éditions du Sphinx, a Canadian publisher specialising in the publication of books or research documents in the field of Classical, i.e. Greco-roman Antiquity, now has a web site found at:

Always searching for quality manuscripts, we take this opportunity to let you know that we would gladly consider publishing a manuscript you might intend to see printed.

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