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The Vassar College Department of Classics invites applications for the Blegen Research Fellowship in 2005-06, which is intended for a scholar who needs a year of reduced teaching responsibility to develop or bring to fruition a major project in a specified area of research. Applicants should note that Vassar is an EO/AA employer and considers faculty diversity an institutional priority. 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 2005-06, we invite applications from scholars specializing in Greek literature.

The Fellow teaches two courses. One, of the Fellow's own devising, is a seminar at the advanced level taught in English translation and related to the Fellow's research interests, but of general interest to the whole student body. In 2005-06 the other course will be an intermediate level course in translation on a topic chosen by the Fellow, in consultation with the department. We have a slight preference for a topic involving Greek tragedy.

The stipend will be appropriate to experience, plus benefits, and the use, without cost, of a furnished two-bedroom apartment (including utilities).

Applications due January 15, 2005. Send to Rachel Kitzinger, Chair, Department of Classics, Box 733, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, U.S.A. Please include: a curriculum vitae; a statement describing the content and current status of your research project; suggestions for a seminar in English translation related to your interests (include title and brief course description); suggestions for an intermediate level course in translation, a representative sample of work; names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees, whom you should ask to send supporting letters to the above address as soon as possible. The selection process will take into account the needs of the department in addition to the intrinsic merits of the applicant.