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Placement Service

The SCS Placement Service serves candidates in the fields of classical studies and archaeology who are on the job market as well as institutions seeking to hire such candidates. The SCS welcomes job listings that reflect the full range of opportunities for students and teachers of classical studies and archaeology today, from employers seeking scholars of language, literature, and material culture (and combinations of those areas) for academic positions as well as for nonacademic employment. The Service offers an online Portal where registered candidates can see new listings one business day or less after institutions submit them and a monthly digest of all advertisements posted during the previous 30 days. It also sets aside meeting space for and schedules interviews between candidates and hiring institutions at the SCS’s annual meeting each January. The SCS’s Committee on Placement monitors activity in the Service to ensure adherence by both candidates and institutions to its Placement Guidelines and to the SCS’s Statement of Professional Ethics.  Tje committees in the Professional Matters Division regularly review activity in the Placement Service and publish reports about that activity.

If you do not yet have an account for 2015-16, click on one of the two links below to learn details of the service you wish to purchase, set up an account, and purchase your service. The links will expand when you click on them.

Services for Candidates and Subscribers

Note: Subscribers are individuals, usually academic advisors of job seekers, who want access to up-to-date information about job listings but who are not themselves on the job market. They have access to all the features of the Portal described under Services below, but not those described under Interviewing.

Fees

  • SCS Members: Free
  • Nonmembers: $55

Services

Candidates enrolled with the Placement Service can see new position listings on a private page in the Placement Service Portal, usually within one day of SCS’s receipt of the advertisement.  In addition, they receive an email with a link to each new listing.  Enrolled candidates can log into their accounts on the Portal Page at any time to view the current and past position listings.  Additionally, around the middle of each month, enrolled candidates receive the complete set of position listings received during the previous 30 days.  These announcements also become available for anyone to see on the 20th of each month.

The Placement Committee urges candidates to log into their accounts on the Placement Portal so that they will not miss important deadlines.  In addition, if enrolled candidates are not receiving periodic e-mails from the Service, they should notify SCS staff immediately.

Any job candidate is welcome to use the Service; however, the fee is waived for SCS members.  Join the SCS online at this web page

Interviewing at the Annual Meeting

The Placement Service offers facilities for interviews and other communications during the SCS Annual Meeting only to candidates and those institutions registered for Comprehensive Service.  The Placement Service serves as a scheduling center through which messages are transmitted and interviews are arranged for institutional representatives and applicants at times convenient to both. The Placement Office provides private rooms for interviewing candidates; however, institutions are encouraged to rent their own private suites for this purpose, as the Placement Service’s space is limited. (See Placement Guidelines, section 13.)

The goal of the Placement Service is to schedule all interviews prior to the Annual Meeting.  Doing so enables the Placement Service staff to run on-site operations more efficiently for all parties involved in the interview process.  As both candidates and institutions have 24-hour access to their accounts and schedules on the Placement Portal page, all are encouraged to review their schedules prior to, as well as throughout the convention.  Institutional representatives and applicants are welcome to visit the Placement Office at the Joint Annual Meeting, in case any last minute, on-site appointments need to be arranged.

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To get started, please tell us whether or not you are a member of the SCS. If you're a member, we'll verify your membership and allow you to register at no cost.

To find out how to become a member of the SCS, visit https://scs.press.jhu.edu//membership/join

Services for Institutions

Fees

  • Comprehensive Service: $475
  • Advertisement Only Pre-Convention (July 1st – January 9th): $200
  • Advertisement Only Post-Convention (January 10th – June 30th): $175

Services

The Service welcomes and encourages any academic institution with a pertinent classics- or archaeology-related job vacancy to advertise openings in its monthly publication, Positions for Classicists and Archaeologists.  The Service also encourages any national or regional organization to advertise positions such as executive directors, secretary-treasurers, or journal editors.  In addition, it welcomes listings of openings in museums, libraries, or any organization to which someone with a classics or archaeology background would bring useful skills and knowledge.

Institutions may purchase Advertisement Only or Comprehensive Service.  Purchasers of Advertisement Only Service may post a single opening.  Purchasers of Comprehensive Service may post any number of openings and have access to interview space at the SCS Annual Meeting in January.  (See next section.)  As noted in the Candidate section above, once new advertisements are received, they are made available to registered candidates in several ways within a business day.  In addition, they are collected into a monthly digest for registered candidates and posted on the SCS web site.  At the end of the academic year, all job listings will go into the online archive files.

Interviewing at the Annual Meeting

The Placement Service offers facilities for interviews and other communications during the SCS Annual Meeting only to candidates and those institutions registered for Comprehensive Service.  The Placement Service serves as a scheduling center through which messages are transmitted and interviews are arranged for institutional representatives and applicants at times convenient to both. The Placement Office provides private rooms for interviewing candidates; however, institutions are encouraged to rent their own private suites for this purpose, as the Placement Service’s space is limited. (See Placement Guidelines, section 13.)

The goal of the Placement Service is to schedule all interviews prior to the Annual Meeting.  Doing so enables the Placement Service staff to run on-site operations more efficiently for all parties involved in the interview process.  As both candidates and institutions have 24-hour access to their accounts and schedules on the Placement Portal page, all are encouraged to review their schedules prior to, as well as throughout the convention.  Institutional representatives and applicants are welcome to visit the Placement Office at the Joint Annual Meeting, in case any last minute, on-site appointments need to be arranged.

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Institutions do not need to be SCS members in order to utilize the Placement Service.

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