Thursday 19 June 2014

The Afterlife of Cicero (call for papers) and opening Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology

Today’s information contains a call for papers from the Warburg Institute in London. They are planning a conference on the afterlife of Cicero in May 2015. Deadline for abstracts is July 11th. The second piece of news is an announcement of a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Anatolian archaeology, this time at the University of Chicago. See below for more complete information.
The Afterlife of Cicero (Warburg Institute, 7–8 May 2015)
Call for Papers
The Warburg Institute, the Institute of Classical Studies and the Department of Greek and Latin at University College London will be hosting an international conference on the afterlife of Cicero in London on 7–8 May 2015, organised by Peter Mack, Gesine Manuwald, John North and Maria Wyke.
We invite 40-minute papers about the impact of Cicero’s writings and personality on intellectual and cultural history, on the visual arts, philosophy, politics, rhetoric and literature. Since so much of Cicero’s writings is extant, they cover a wide variety of genres and topics, and we are also able to get a glimpse of his personality from his letters, Cicero has had an enormous influence on western culture. By examining a diverse series of significant case studies, the conference aims to make a contribution to assessing Cicero’s impact more fully. Papers dealing with any period between late antiquity and 1900 will be especially welcome. Aspects of particular interest include Cicero’s role for early Christian writers, in the middle Ages, in the Ciceronian debate, for the American founding fathers and the French revolution, for the development of modern democracies and political rhetoric and in (early-)modern literature.
The conference will take place in the Warburg Institute; the proceedings will be jointly published by the two Institutes as Supplements to the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. We shall ask the authors for publishable versions of the papers three months after the conference.
If you have a suggestion for a paper that you would like us to consider, please submit a title, an abstract (of up to 300 words) and a brief CV (up to one page) by 11 July 2014 to Jane Ferguson, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB or
Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014. The appointment would commence on July 1, 2015, or soon thereafter.

We welcome applications from specialists in the archaeology of Anatolia before the Hellenistic period. The successful applicant must hold the Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins and will be expected to teach courses in Anatolian archaeology and history, to supervise B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. Participation in an active field project in Turkey as a director or senior staff member will be an asset.

Applicants should provide a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) referees (including email addresses, if possible) from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. These materials must be submitted to the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website:
No additional materials should be submitted at this time.

Job posting number 02175

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer

Posted by
Foy Scalf
Head of Research Archives
Oriental Institute


Tuesday 10 June 2014

Academic opening in Coptic

The faculty of history, Oxford, is hiring a postdoctoral researcher from 1 October 2014 for the project ”The Cult of Saints: a Christendom-wide study o fits origins, spread and development.” Deadline for application is Friday 27 June before noon.
You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. For further information, see (vacancy no. 113470). 

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Academic openings in classical archaeology

Academic openings in classical archaeology

Are you looking for a position in classical archaeology? The University of Aarhus, Denmark, announces a professorship in the field, see Deadline for application is August 25th this year.

More short term possibilities are offered by the Institut Français D’archeologie Orientale of Cairo, which is now recruiting scientific members for the academic year 2014-2015. Deadline is June 6th, so hurry up! For further information, see below.

The Institut français d’archéologie orientale (Ifao) of Cairo is a public institution of a scientific, cultural, and professional nature, working under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. It is headquartered in Cairo. Its area of research spans from prehistory to modern times.
In accordance with its statutes, specifically articles 19 to 22 of the decree nº 2011-164 of February 10, 2011 concerning French schools abroad, the Institute is recruiting scientific members for one-year positions, renewable up to three times. Upon recommendation by the scientific council, scientific members are appointed by the Institute’s director for one year. They will participate in the Ifao’s archaeological activities and research programmes.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, there are two openings for foreign members. Appointments will begin on September 1, 2014 and will last one year. They may be renewed one, two, or three consecutive times. Other foreigner members may be appointed upon referral by the admission committee and recommendation by the scientific council, provided that they are funded by their government or any other organisation in accordance with article 22 of decree nº 2011-164 of February 10, 2011 concerning French schools abroad.
Non-civil servant members receive the 1st pay grade of an associate professor (427 gross). Civil servant members whose pay grade in the metropole is higher than this aforementioned base pay receive pay equivalent to their original pay grade, without exceeding the gross index of 590. The latter will be on “provisional assignment” status.
Additionally, members receive a living stipend, and family allowances if applicable.
Article 9 of the Ifao’s rules and regulations specifies the application procedures:
Application requirements:
1. The applicant must either have a PhD;
2. or, possess a national diploma equal to or of higher standing than a PhD;
3. or, be a senior lecturer/associate professor (maître de conferences) or of equivalent position as per
article 6 of the aforementioned decree of January 16, 1992;
4. or, show proof of higher education or scientific titles or diplomas from foreign establishments,
deemed equivalent by the admission committee.
The candidate’s application must contain:
– A motivation letter;
– a CV including academic background, diplomas, publications, and accomplishments;
– one recommendation letter;
– a list of the applicant’s publications;
– a research project proposal related to the Ifao’s scientific programmes during the 2012-2016 fiveyear timeframe.
The application must also contain the following documents:
a) the admissions form (see sample layout in the annex);
b) For married candidates: a copy of their family record book; for candidates who are in a civil partnership we will need proof of this status;
c) copies of diplomas obtained; for holders of a PhD, please enclose a copy of your thesis, or, its preliminary report if not yet completed;
d) If the applicant has not yet defended their thesis, please enclose a certificate from your university and a recommendation letter from your thesis advisor;
e) For French candidates, please enclose a copy of the individual certificate of participation in the JAPD (journée d’appel de préparation à la défense).
The application must be submitted no later than June 6, 2014, at midnight. It must be
submitted electronically in the annonces / Postes & emplois section of the Ifao website.
A hardcopy of their application must also be sent by mail to the director of the Institut français d’archéologie orientale, to the following address:
Service de la Valise diplomatique
AmbaFrance - Le Caire
IFAO – Direction
13, rue Louveau
92438 Châtillon