Position Available: Operations and Events Coordinator (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University)

Operations and Events Coordinator

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University, Providence, RI

This position plays an absolutely essential leadership role in helping to manage and coordinate all the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology’s academic activities, public relations efforts, and events, including assuming primary responsibility for all operations and public events. The Operations and Events Coordinator is also in charge of all space-related needs for Rhode Island Hall, and manages the schedule for all the building’s classrooms and common spaces. In addition, this position will be the first point of contact for all academic, administrative, and facilities needs and for faculty, students, and staff requests, and will manage and/or delegate all requests. Also, this position must be a helpful and outgoing representative of the Institute for visitors, callers, the academic community, and the public. To assist in all these activities, the Operations and Events Coordinator supervises 1-2 part-time student workers.

The Joukowsky Institute is a dynamic and growing center for people, ideas, and resources — which makes this position both exciting and challenging. The range of planned and unplanned activities is broad, the needs of the students are diverse, and the variety of issues ranges from academic planning to last-minute event logistics. Priorities shift quickly, and this person must be able to assess and anticipate needs. This position requires the ability to provide effective support to wide range of individuals: students with questions, faculty with demanding priorities, prospective students and parents seeking information about the program. A sense of humor is helpful, and a kind and considerate personality necessary.

The Joukowsky Institute is dedicated to the academic study and public promotion of the archaeology and art of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and Western Asia; our principal research interests lie in the complex societies of the pre-modern era. Although the core efforts of the Joukowsky Institute are archaeological in nature and are located within this broadly defined zone, close ties with all individuals interested in the ancient world, and with archaeologists of all parts of the globe, are actively encouraged.


– B.A. strongly preferred; and 2-5 years experience in administrative office procedures, preferably in an academic environment.

– Excellent oral and written interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a diverse population of students, parents, staff, faculty, and administrators.

– Event planning experience strongly preferred, ideally including both management of logistics and some familiarity with financial and/or budgetary management.

– Ability to prepare and edit correspondence and other documents.

– Experience and proficiency working with Microsoft Word and Excel, and ability to maintain and update FileMaker Pro databases required.

– Familiarity with Dreamweaver and HTML editing tools; with design and layout tools, such as Photoshop, Acrobat, and PowerPoint; and with professional social media management, strongly preferred.

– Flexibility and a willingness to work cooperatively to provide coverage of events and Institute needs — including those occurring on evenings and weekends

– Some interest in archaeology, art, history, or education could be helpful, but is certainly not required.

To Apply:

Please submit application materials online at https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/job/Rhode-Island-Hall/Operations-and-Events-Coordinator_REQ114908-1.

To receive full consideration, we encourage applicants to include a cover letter and resume with their application materials.


Brown is an EEO/AA employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Roman Studies (University of Southern California) — Deadline November 1, 2014

The Department of Classics in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of Roman studies anticipated to start Fall 2015. Applications from all sub-fields are welcome (examples include but are not limited to religion, literature, philosophy, material culture, history). The successful applicant must have an active research program and a commitment and ability to teach in all sections of the department’s curriculum, including language instruction, general education, and courses in the undergraduate major and in the graduate program. The Ph.D. must be in hand by June 30, 2015.

By November 1, 2014, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three referees who will be contacted by USC.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/30989 . The department will begin reviewing applications on November 1. The position will remain open until it is filled. For further information, please contact William Thalmann (Thalmann@usc.edu).

The University of Southern California is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Roman Culture (UC, Berkeley) — Deadline November 17, 2014

The Department of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley has been authorized to fill a position in Roman culture beginning July 1, 2015, at the level of assistant professor (tenure-track). We seek candidates who specialize in any area of Roman culture, broadly understood,  from the beginnings to Late Antiquity, but whose expertise extends to areas of study beyond language and literature and complements the range of subjects and approaches covered by  current faculty. Potential areas of interest include religion, law, social history, intellectual history, and linguistics. Candidates must be fully competent in Latin and ancient Greek and be  prepared to teach a full range of Latin courses.

Ph.D. or equivalent is required within one year of employment.

Basic qualifications: The minimum qualification required of applicants is that they be in the  process of writing a doctoral dissertation (or the equivalent) at the time of application.  Additional qualifications: Excellent knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek. Demonstrated  excellence or strong promise of excellence in teaching and research in an area of Roman studies as described above. Preferred qualifications: PhD or equivalent by date of appointment.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00473.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, your most recently updated CV, a writing sample of 20- 30 pages, and 3 or 4 letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per  University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC  Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be submitted by Nov. 10, 2014 and completed no later than Nov. 17, 2014.

Interviews will be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association)/Archaeological Institute of America (APA/AIA) in New Orleans, January 8-11, 2015. Inquiries about this position may be addressed  to Professor Kathleen McCarthy, Recruitment Committee Chair, at kmccarth@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified  applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. UC Berkeley is committed to  addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

CFP: Challenge the Past / Diversify the Future – Deadline November 20, 2014

Challenge the Past / Diversify the Future:

A Critical Approach to Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations for History and Culture

Call for Abstracts
Deadline: November 20.

This call reaches out to scholars and practitioners who study the implementation and potential of visual and multi-sensory representations to challenge and diversify our common understanding of history and culture.

In collaboration with HUMlab at the University of Umeå, as well as Visual Arena Research in Gothenburg and Critical Heritage Studies at the University of Gothenburg, we invite to a multidisciplinary conference to be held in Gothenburg March 19-21, 2015. Taking account of how cultural ideas, traditions and practices are constructed (and are constructing), transferred and disseminated in society, the goal of the conference is to connect a wide range of researchers and practitioners within heritage studies, digital humanities, history and adjoining disciplines.

While representations of the past are often expressed through artificial conventions masked as fact, current technology facilitates visual and multi-sensory approaches that have the potential to bring us closer than ever to our subject(s) of inquiry.

We invite participants to critically address how visual, audible, and multi-sensory representations can be used to challenge, diversify or uproot currently dominant and (often problematic) ideas of place, people and culture.

Abstracts for poster presentations, research papers (20 min.), visual and multi-sensory demonstrations of ongoing projects, workshops, panel suggestions, and organised sessions on the conference themes will be accepted until November 20, 2014. The abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words in English.

Submit your abstract to challengethepast@gu.se
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For questions, or requests for additional information, please contact us via e-mail. To get the latest news on keynote and plenary speakers follow us on twitter or register for our newsletter by sending us an e-mail. Details for registration and accommodations will be announced soon.

We hope you will find this conference to be of interest and we look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg in March!


CFP: NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond (April 30-May 3) — Deadline September 30, 2014

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond (April 30-May 3) in Toronto, Ontario

The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as ‘the ability to see the available means of persuasion’ (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language, and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

This panel will examine the relationship between the Classical emphasis on sight and more modern approaches to the visual imagination in literature, philosophy, and theory. The goal of this session will be to understand the modern integration of the literary, philosophical, and the artistic in light of its Classical antecedents, tracing the evolution of the visual imagination from its ancient origins to the present day. Submissions may deal with any genre and possible approaches include (but are not limited to):

* using ancient theories of ekphrasis to interpret pictorial descriptions in more modern literatures and media

* using modern Critical Theory to understand Classical examples of ekphrasis as well as the visual evocations of the language used in ancient texts

* analyzing post-Classical allusions to the ancient visual imagination and ekphrases of ancient subject matter

* using modern cognitive approaches to explore the significance of the ancient emphasis on sight and visualization.

Please submit an abstract of 300-500 words to the panel “Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond” at https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15214 by September 30, 2014. You will need to create a user account through the NeMLA website in order to submit an abstract. Please contact Claire Sommers (csommers@gc.cuny.edu) with any questions.