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Vassar College

Vassar College -------- Poughkeepise, NY
The Vassar College Department of Classics invites applications for a one-semester replacement position in Greek for the fall of 1999 (late August-December). The appointment will be at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor and carry a salary of $21,000. The successful applicant will teach three courses: an intermediate Greek course; an advanced Greek course on Sophocles; and a lecture course based upon materials in English and relating to the instructor's research interests. Candidates should have the Ph.D. and be able to demonstrate a record of successful teaching. Application letters should include two suggestions, including titles andbrief descriptions, for a general lecture course for undergraduates at the introductory or intermediate level. Please send applications and dossiers to the following address by April 30, 1999: Robert Brown, Chair, Department of Classics, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0733. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Blegen Fellow Position, 1999-2000

The Vassar College Department of Classics invites applications for the Blegen Research Fellowship in 1999-2000, which is intended for a scholar who requires a year of reduced teaching responsibility to develop or bring to fruition a major project in a specified area of research. The fellowship is tenable for one year by a scholar who has taught full-time at a college or university for at least three years and holds the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (or its equivalent). For the 1999-2000 academic year we invite applications from scholars involved in the study of classical culture from the high empire through late antiquity (c. 100-500 CE), particularly in the areas of religion or the literary genre of fiction. In addition to pursuing his or her research, the Blegen Fellow will teach two courses. One, of the Fellow's own devising, should be taught at the introductory level on a subject of interest to the general student body and related to the Fellow's research interests. In addition to this course, the Fellow will teach a course from the regular curriculum selected by the department according to need. For this purpose, the applicant must be able to teach an intermediate to advanced-level course in Greek or Latin involving close reading of texts. It is also hoped that the Fellow will contribute to the intellectual life of the department and college in other less formal ways. The fellowship carries a stipend appropriate to experience, plus benefits, and the use, without cost, of a large, furnished two-bedroom apartment (including utilities).

The deadline for applications is January 9, 1999. Applications should be sent to Robert Brown, Chair, Department of Classics, Box 733, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604. Applications should include: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement describing the content and current status of the applicant's research project; (3) one or two suggestions for a general lecture course related to the applicant's interests (including a title and brief course description); (4) a representative specimen of the applicant's work; (5) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees, whom the applicant should ask to send supporting letters to the above address without delay. The selection process will take into account the needs of the department in addition to the intrinsic merits of the applicant. Vassar College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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