Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 9.11.1 (2003 08 16)
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) <>
  Contents of CCB/BCEA 9.11.1 (2003 08 16)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Position Available
                    (Otago, Minnesota, Toronto at Mississauga)
        2. Calls for Papers
                   (Manitoba, Ottawa)

Position Available

From: William J. Dominik <>
Te Whare Wananga o Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Classics (Confirmation Path)
Department of Classics, School of Liberal Arts

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the confirmation path position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics.

Candidates should normally have a completed PhD and an established research programme in Greek and/or Roman History. They should be able not only to conduct research in Greek and/or Roman History but also to
encourage and supervise research in both of these areas.

The successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to teach and assume administrative responsibility for Greek and Roman History (including social history) at all undergraduate levels and be available to supervise 400-level research essays, MAs and PhDs. Expertise in and the willingness to teach Latin and/or ancient Greek to a high level would be a distinct advantage.

An appointment at a higher level may be considered if a sufficiently qualified person applies. Initial interviews will take place at the January 2004 APA Meeting in San Francisco, but candidates who cannot attend will not be disadvantaged. The position will be available from 1 July 2004.

Information about the Department of Classics is available online at
Specific enquiries may be directed to
Dr Jon Hall, Acting Head, Department of Classics, Tel 64 3 479 8714, Fax 64 3 479 9029, <> or
Professor William Dominik, Department of Classics, Tel 64 3 479 8710, Fax 64 3 479 9029, <>

Reference Number: A03/137.  Closing Date: Friday 31 October 2003.


For application information and a full job description go to:  Alternatively, contact the Human Resources Division, Tel 64 3 479 8269, Fax 64 3 474 1607, <>.

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

From: Gina Winther <wint0215@TC.UMN.EDU>
9-month appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor
or Associate Professor with tenure
in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean World
Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies and Department of History

The Department of History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in conjunction with the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies (CNES), is continuing its search for a colleague in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean World.  We invite applications for this full-time, 9-month appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with tenure, to begin August 30, 2004. Period and specialization within the framework of Greco-Roman antiquity open. The tenure and the budget line will be in the Department of History;
teaching duties will be divided equally between the two departments. The University of Minnesota is on the semester system and the teaching assignment is normally 2:2. A Ph.D. in history or classical studies with a focus on history must be in hand before the beginning of the appointment. A brief extension may be granted to those with ABD if all that remains is the formal conferring of the degree. (Those with ABD may be considered for appointment as tenure-track Instructor, with stipulation that Ph.D. be conferred during first year of appointment.)
Teaching in History includes survey courses and advanced  undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek and/or Roman history. In CNES candidates must be able to teach courses at both levels, including courses in the relevant ancient language or languages (Greek and/or Latin). Candidates must show evidence of (or the promise of) scholarly distinction in the history of Greco-Roman Antiquity, and a desire to strengthen the graduate program in Ancient History. We also expect candidates to show an eagerness to participate in the interdisciplinary dialogues that define the intellectual vitality of both departments.

Salary and rank will depend on qualifications and experience, consistent with existing Collegiate and University policy. Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (a chapter from a dissertation or book, or an article) to:
Chair, Ancient Mediterranean World Search Committee,
Department of History,
614 Social Sciences,
267 - 19th Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55455.
The letter of application should describe academic training; current research and plans for future research;
record of publications, if any; and undergraduate and graduate courses taught. Additional materials may be requested later.  Review of files will resume September 1, 2003. The search will remain open until the position is filled.  For further information on the Department of History and the Center for Classical and Near Eastern Studies, please refer to our respective websites:, and

From: Catherine Rubincam <>
Chair, Department of History & Classics
University of Toronto at Mississauga

The University of Toronto at Mississauga invites applications or nominations for the position of Chair, Department of History & Classics.  The appointment  will be at the level of Full Professor or Associate Professor, and will  commence July 1, 2004.  The successful candidate will have a distinguished research reputation in any field or period of historical research, an excellent  profile as a teacher, and exceptional skills in leadership and administration.  S/he will contribute to the undergraduate programme in History and Classics on the Mississauga campus and to the graduate programme(s) in the Department of  History and/or Classics on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.

The Department of History & Classics was created on July 1, 2003 by the merger of faculty in the fields of Classics and History.  There are currently 11 faculty members in the Department, who teach undergraduate
courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate courses at the St. George campus.  The  Mississauga campus is undergoing rapid growth (student population is expected to rise from the current 7,000 to 11,500 by 2006) and there will be a concomitant growth and renewal of its faculty.  The Chair will capitalize on the opportunities provided by this growth and will shape this new department through the recruitment of additional members in several areas over the next few years.

Current faculty strengths in the History programme are Canadian, European (Medieval and Modern), Latin American, and South Asian history; and in the Classics programme ancient Greek and Roman history and Graeco-Roman theatre history.

The University of Toronto is Canada's premier research university, with a strong commitment to the connection between research and teaching. The John P. Robarts Research Library is ranked #1 in Canada and #5 in
North America.

The University of Toronto is fully committed to academic excellence and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community.  The University 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.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on or after October 15, 2003.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:
Professor Cheryl Misak
Vice Principal Academic
University of Toronto at Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON      L5L1C6

Calls for Papers

From: Lea Stirling <>
The Classical Association of the Canadian West
Competition in Ancient Society: Contesting, Controlling, Subverting
March 19-20, 2004.
Call for Papers

The Classical Association of the Canadian West (CACW) invites papers for a conference to be held March 19-20, 2004 at the Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, hosted by the Department of Classics at The University of Manitoba.

Competition permeated all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman society.  Although the athletic and dramatic competitions of ancient Greece and the blood sports of ancient Rome spring to mind as the most vivid examples, in fact the concept of competition is fundamental to understanding many elements of ancient society. Competition is manifest in political and judicial systems, patterns of benefaction, and decor of homes and tombs, to name a few examples. Controls on competition may be seen in ostracisms, divisions of the citizenry into particular political units, and sumptuary laws. Efforts to subvert or undermine 'fair' competition appear in curse tablets enlisting divine assistance against rivals, flouting of sumptuary laws and perhaps even in attempts to 'stuff the ballot box' in Athenian votes for ostracism. We seek papers exploring ways in which competition, its control, or its subversion influenced or created aspects of Greek and Roman society and culture.

Possible organizing themes for sessions include competition between cities, competition between individuals, legal aspects of competition, economic competition, competition in literary culture, competition in material culture, and the undermining of competition. These are only suggestions, and the final schedule will depend entirely on the topics of the papers submitted. While papers closely related to the conference theme are especially encouraged, papers on other topics are also welcome.

Questions and expressions of interest can be sent to Dr. Lea Stirling <>.  Proposals including a title and short abstract (150-250 words) should be sent to Dr. Stirling by email (preferable) or by paper mail to: CACW Conference, Department of Classics, University of Manitoba, 220 Dysart Rd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2M8. A conference website will be linked to the website of the  Department of Classics:

We are seeking support for the conference from SSHRC and local sources, so it may be possible to offset some of the costs of participation in the conference.  In order to facilitate applications for conference funding, abstracts and other documentation should be received by October 1, 2003.

From: Catherine Rubincam <>
Call for Papers
8-9 May 2004, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods, and Interdisciplinarity

Hosted by the History Department of the University of Ottawa, this gathering seeks participation from professors, and especially graduate students.   Its purpose is to explore the use and potential misuse of sources - oral, written, material, and visual - and what they can reveal, preferably in an  historical context.  Participants will be asked to utilize their specific research as a basis for discussing source materials and methodologies.  Although hosted by the History Department, participants are encouraged to apply from disciplines that include Anthropology, Art, Museum Studies, Music, Theatre, Communications, Film, English, Lettres françaises, Economics, Political Science and Sociology.  We hope to find funding to publish the best papers with the aim of forming a primer for use in graduate-level methodology courses.  Funding is also being sought to assist graduate student participants.  Please send a 150-200 word abstract indicating the focus of your research (time frame, geographical parameters, precise subject) and its innovative qualities in terms of either sources or methodology, along with a brief c.v. to: Professor Jeff Keshen, Department of History, 155 Seraphin Marion, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5.  Fax - 613-562-5995. Applications must be received by 15 October 2003.

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