The automated system for the 2014-2015 SCS Placement Service is now open and accepting registrations by candidates, subscribers, and institutions. As was the case last year, registrants will need to create an account and then purchase the service(s) they wish. Registrants who used the Service last year may (but are not required to) adopt the same username and password as before; however, they will still need to create a new account.
Publication of Listings. Positions for Classicists and Archaeologists will be published around the 15th of each month as before. Publication will consist of sending a digest of all positions listed during the previous 30 days to registered candidates, subscribers, and institutions that purchased comprehensive service. In addition, a few days later, the job listings will become available for anyone to see. Note: Because of the delayed opening of the Service this month, the July 2014 issue of Positions will be published around July 25. Regular publication around the 15th of the month will begin with the August issue.
As was the case last year, candidates and subscribers who register for the Placement Service will have access to a restricted area of the web site where new position listings will be posted as soon as they are reviewed for completeness. In addition, candidates and subscribers will receive an e-mail on the day following the posting of any new advertisement. This e-mail will list the institution placing the advertisement and direct candidates to the restricted web site for further information.
Membership. There is no membership requirement to use the Placement Service, and there is no member discount for registration by institutions. Persons wishing to register as candidates pay a higher fee ($55 instead of $20) if they are not members of SCS. Membership will be verified against lists which are updated monthly at the beginning of each month. For example, if you paid your society dues in July, you will not appear on the verification list until August and will not be able to register at the lower rate until August. The Placement Service will not refund a higher registration rate if a candidate or subscriber who pays that rate later becomes eligible for the lower rate.
If you have forgotten your SCS member number and you provided your e-mail address when you paid your dues, you can retrieve your number.
If you believe that you paid your association dues at least a month before the date you are registering, but the system does not recognize you as a member, you can check on SCS dues payments and member numbers by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are certain that you are a member in good standing of the SCS, send an e-mail to the Placement Director.
Institutional Registration Fees. All prices remain the same as in 2013-14: $400 for comprehensive service and $150 for advertisement-only before January 10 and $125 thereafter.
Adam D. Blistein
SCS Executive Director