Blegen Research Fellowship

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Vassar College
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The Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies invites applications for the Blegen Research Fellowship in 2016-17.   Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference.  

The Fellowship is intended for a scholar who needs a year of reduced teaching responsibility to develop or bring to fruition a major research project. The Fellowship is tenable for one year. Area of specialty is open though we are especially interested in scholars working on aspects of the ancient world not normally covered by our regular course offerings. Applicants should have at least one year of full-time teaching experience and preferably more.

In 2016-17 the Fellow will teach two courses in English translation. One is a seminar at the advanced level related to the Fellow's research interests. The other is a lecture course at the intermediate level. Both should be of interest to qualified members of the general student population, not just majors in Greek and Roman Studies. Preference is given to candidates who can offer courses on subjects not normally taught in our curriculum and which have the potential for being cross-listed with other departments.

The Fellowship carries a salary appropriate to the Fellow's experience, plus benefits, and includes the use, without cost, of a furnished three-bedroom apartment (including utilities).

To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position.  Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae; a statement describing the content and current status of your proposed research project; one or two suggestions for each of the two courses in English translation mentioned above (include title and brief course description); a representative sample of work; and the names of three academic references who should be asked to submit references following the instructions on the application web site.  Questions may be directed to Bert Lott, Chair of Greek and Roman Studies, at  To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2016.

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