The new Placement Service web site is now available at placement.apaclassics.org. We appreciate the patience that both candidates and hiring institutions have shown as we develop this new service. The web site will permit both candidates and institutions to register and to submit scheduling information online and to see their schedules filled out as specific interview times are assigned. Registered candidates will also be able to see new position listings as soon as texts of those listings are received and reviewed. Please note that this new web site for registered candidates will only supplement – it will not replace – the traditional monthly listings of new positions that appear on the APA and AIA web sites. The traditional listings perform a number of valuable functions for the field, but we look forward to giving active job candidates the earliest possible access to new listings.
Candidates should be aware that we have a considerable backlog of positions already advertised that we need to enter into the new system. The new job listing web site will therefore probably not be complete and up-to-date until the second week in November.
We ask all candidates now to register using the online system. Please complete your registration and submit your payment by November 15. Next week all of last year’s candidates as well as those new candidates who gave us their e-mail addresses in the last few months will receive the early edition of the November issue of Positions for Classicists and Archaeologists. However, we will send the November 15 issue of Positions and all subsequent issues only to candidates who have registered in the new system. If you pay by credit card, you will have access to the Service immediately; if you pay by check, you will not have access to the Service until we receive your check. Candidates should also keep in mind that they must be members in good standing of either APA or AIA to register, and that membership will be verified before a candidate can have access to the Service.
Institutions registering for the first time this year should use the new online system rather than submitting printed forms. Institutions that have already submitted position listings for 2011-2012 accompanied by the PDF form posted on the APA and AIA web sites last Summer do not need to register again. Now that the site is active, we will enter your data into the system during the first week in November. Special Note for Institutions that have already purchased Comprehensive Service: Once that data is entered, your institutional representative will receive an e-mail with instructions for setting up a username and password. You will need this information to submit your search committee’s availability and to tell us which candidates you would like to interview.
Step-by-step procedures for registering for the Placement Service can be found at http://placement.apaclassics.org/page/help. This page also contains suggestions for using the web site after registration. If you encounter any difficulties with the registration process feel free to send an e-mail to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Placement Director Renie Plonski (email@example.com).