Canadian Classical Bulletin • Bulletin Canadien des Études Anciennes

Volume 13.1.3      2006 10 06      ISSN 1198-9149



J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick)
Michael P. Fronda (McGill University)
Renaud Gagné (McGill University)     

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Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada • Publié par courrier électronique par la société canadienne des études classiques.

President•Président: James Murray (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton)
Secretary•Secrétaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval)
Treasurer•Trésorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina)


  1. Association Announcements
  2. Positions Available
[1] Association Announcements

From: John Geyssen <>

After 2 1/2 years, John Porter is stepping down as overseer of the web page of the CAC/SCEC.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank John for his work and to congratulate him on a job well done.  At the same time, i would like to welcome Michael Fronda & Renaud Gagné of McGill University, who will take over John’s tasks.  The web page now has a new address:  Please note that some of the pages may be down for a while to facilitate the changeover.

Please take a moment to check your departmental listings in the directory and report any changes to Micheal or Renaud

Submissions for the newsletter can still be sent to:  If you would like your notice to appear prior to the next regular issue (on or about 15th of every month), please let me know and i will be more than happy to send out a special issue.

From: Tana Allen <>

Classical Association of Canada: Annual Meeting, 2007

The next annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada will take place at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 21-23, 2007. A call for papers will be published in November. In the meantime enquiries may be addressed to the conference organizer Tana Allen ( or CAC President James Murray (

Société Canadienne des Études Classiques : Congrès Annuel, 2007

Le prochain congrès annuel de la Société Canadienne des Études Classiques aura lieu à Memorial University of Newfoundland, St-Jean, Terre-Neuve, le 21-23 mai, 2007. Un appel à communication sera publié en novembre. Jusque-là, veuillez adresser vos questions à l'organizateur du congrès Tana Allen ( ou au président de l'SCEC M. James Murray (

[2] Positions Available

From: Jonathan Edmondson <>




The Department of History, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in ancient Greco-Roman history, with a  preference for one or more of the following areas: women and/or gender; Greco-Roman Egypt; the Hellenistic period; Late Antiquity.  The position, to commence on 1 July 2007, is subject to budgetary approval.

 Requirements include a completed PhD in History or equivalent discipline and an ongoing program of historical research in the area of specialization.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate promise of excellence in teaching at all levels as well as in scholarly research and publication.  The successful candidate should be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer.  The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at or a copy may be obtained from 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.

Applicants should send a letter of application, c.v., and teaching dossier; and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to arrive no later than 24 November 2006.

Professor Elizabeth S. Cohen
Chair, Department of History
Faculty of Arts, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3

Phone: 416-736-5123; Fax 416-736-5836

From: Joann Freed <>

Wilfrid Laurier University

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies invites applications for a one-year Limited Term position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2007, subject to budgetary approval. We would be particularly interested in a candidate with a research specialty in Roman archaeology and archaeological field experience in the Mediterranean world, but welcome applications from candidates who can teach a range of courses in Classical languages and civilization. Successful candidates will have completed a PhD by the time of appointment.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample publications, a teaching dossier, and the names and contact information for three professional referees to Professor Joann Freed, Chair, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, N2L 3C5 by DECEMBER 1, 2006.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity.  Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. David Docherty.

From: Peter Toohey <>

Tenure-track position

Department of Greek and Roman Studies

University of Calgary

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to begin July 1, 2007. 

We are looking for a Hellenist whose area of concentration is Greek history (the period of specialization is open; an interest in military, social or cultural history is preferred).  Applicants, who will have a completed doctorate, should also have broad expertise in Greek and Roman language and literature and a real commitment to teaching at all levels, from undergraduate to graduate. 

Applications, including the CV, a writing sample, and a teaching dossier, should be directed to:

The Chair
Greek History Search
Department of Greek and Roman Studies
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded directly to the Chair.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr Peter Toohey, Head, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary ( <> or 403-220-5803). 

Consideration of applications will begin on November 30, 2006.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

From: Rohini Wittke <>

The Department of Fine Art, University of Toronto invites applications for the Walter Graham/Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory.

The Chair-holder in Aegean Prehistory must have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, ability to supervise graduate students and have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement.

The position is at the rank of Associate Professor or mid-career Full Professor with tenure, to begin July 1, 2007. A background in Greek and Roman art and culture would be welcome; commitment to fieldwork also an asset. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send all applications electronically to and arrange to have four letters of reference sent directly to:

Professor Marc Gotlieb Chair,
Department of Fine Art,
100 St. George Street
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 Canada.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests. Publications should be sent in hard copy, although electronic editions are also welcome. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2006.

The University of Toronto 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 the further diversification of ideas. We offer opportunities to work in many collaborative programs, including Aboriginal, Canadian, environmental, ethno-cultural, sexual diversity, gender and women's studies. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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