Position Announcement: Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean World Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline 3/15/16)

The Research Centre “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean World” (RESMED), a laboratory of excellence affiliated to Sorbonne University (Paris) offers five (5) one-year RESMED postdoctoral fellowships, starting July 2016. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016.

Eligibility

The project will have clearly to fit in the scientific program of the Labex RESMED, according to one of ten profiles proposed.

Candidates will have defended their doctorates in France or abroad less than 5 years ago, or less than 10 years if they can justify research experience in other academic institutions. Candidates holding a PhD from our founding institutions are not allowed to apply (Universities of Paris-Sorbonne, Panthéon- Sorbonne, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes).

Application documents
Application form to download
Application letter
Curriculum vitae
Postdoctoral project description (up to 5 pages) Two recommendation letters Electronic copy of the thesis if it not published at the time of application A significant paper in electronic format

The application may be submitted in French or English.

Submission

The application will be sent in pdf format before March 15, 2016 at midnight (Paris) to the Director (mailto:beatrice.caseau@college-de-france.fr)
and the Secretaries of the Labex RESMED (mailto:julie.masquelier-loorius@labex-resmed.fr and mailto:stavros.lazaris@labex-resmed.fr).
Decisions will be taken at the end of May 2016.

Starting date of the contract
1st July 2016

Net salary
About 2000 €/month

A final report has to be provided at the end of the contract.

To see the profiles
http://www.labex-resmed.fr/ouverture-de-5-contrats?lang=en

Scientific program of labex RESMED:
http://www.labex-resmed.fr/programmes-thematiques?lang=en

Penn Museum Summer Internships (Deadline 1/31/16)

Penn Museum Summer Internships

Are you an undergrad, graduate student, or recent grad interested in museum professions, archaeology, anthropology, or related disciplines? Penn Museum Summer Internships are your opportunity to learn about the Penn Museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field. Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate level students, and recent graduates from Penn and outside colleges and universities. Projects are available in the following departments: Archives, Exhibitions, Collections, NAGPRA (Repatriation Office), CAAM (Archaeological Science), the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, Cultural Heritage Center, Conservation, Development, Public Programs, and Learning Programs (K-12). In addition to internship placements, the Museum offers an Intro to Museum Practice seminar program including lectures, roundtable discussions, a field trip, and career panel.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

Information and Application Form: penn.museum/studentopportunities

Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeology Field School in Mallorca, Spain (University of Washington)

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The program is a four-week field school from June 20-July 20 on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Students will join the ongoing Landscape, Encounters, and Identity Archaeology Project, a research collaboration between American and Spanish archaeologists. Students will learn various techniques of archaeological fieldwork (excavation and survey) and laboratory analysis.

 

Discovering Ancient Mediterranean Spain

University of Washington Archaeology Field School

Program Dates: June 20, 2016 – July 20, 2016 (UW Summer A term)
Location: Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain

Credits: Students will earn 12 credits of ARCHY 270 through UW; this typically transfers to about 8 credits for semester schools.

Program Description:
In this program, students will join a team of American and Spanish archaeologists in order to learn various techniques of archaeological fieldwork (excavation and surveying) and laboratory analysis. Students will live in the town of Son Servera on the island of Mallorca and participate in fieldwork for four weeks. Several weeks will be dedicated to learning the ins and outs of archaeological excavation including stratigraphy, profile plan drawing, field photography, total station mapping, and photogrammetric recording. Remaining weeks will be dedicated to learning the techniques of archaeological survey (i.e., systematically walking through the countryside while collecting and recording traces of past human behavior using GPS equipment). Throughout the four weeks, students will learn basic procedures for cleaning, processing, labeling, and recording artifacts that they collected in the field.

Outside of these unique field experiences, students will be immersed in the local Mallorcan culture and will learn about the history of the Balearic Islands. Weekend day-trips will include visits to some of the spectacular archaeological sites and museums on the island.

Who can apply?
Ideal candidates would be undergraduate or early graduate students interested in archaeology and ancient history: Archaeology, Anthropology, Classics, History, Geography, or Spanish Languages and Literature. However, interested students from other fields are encouraged to apply as we value a multi-disciplinary team.

This program is designed for people who want to learn and practice archaeology including those without previous fieldwork experience. You will work under the close supervision of professional archaeologists that will teach you what you need to know.

Interested students should visit leiap.weebly.com to learn more about the program and the ongoing research. You can also hear student and director perspectives in this short video: https://youtu.be/mG3SG9NE5dQ

How to apply?

Students should apply through the UW Study Abroad website. Application deadline is January 29.

 

Send any questions or inquiries to leiap@uw.edu. We would be happy to discuss the program with you.

UW Program Directors:
Dr. Marcos Llobera, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Jacob Deppen, PhD student, Anthropology

Landscape, Encounters, and Identity Archaeology Project

Department of Anthropology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

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CFP: Brandeis Ancient Greek and Roman Studies Graduate Student Conference (Deadline 3/4/16)

Battles and Bloodsports: Portrayal of Death and Violence in the Ancient Mediterranean World

The Graduate Departmental Representatives from the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies Master’s program at Brandeis University are collecting paper-abstracts for the third annual Graduate Student Conference, which is scheduled for Saturday, 16th April 2016 from 01:00pm – 04:00pm with a reception to follow. The title for the 2016 Graduate Student Conference is Battles and Bloodsports: Portrayal of Death and Violence in the Ancient Mediterranean World.

Any graduate student interested in the conference should submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) for a 10 – 15 minute presentation by Friday, 04th March 2016. The notifications will be distributed the no later than Friday, 11th March 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact the Graduate Departmental Representatives:
Jonathan Quiery (jquiery@brandeis.edu)
James Martin (martinja@brandeis.edu)
Melanie Harris (melanieh@brandeis.edu)

Brandeis University Ancient Greek and Roman Studies Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Position Announcement: Three Visiting Positions at Dartmouth (Deadline 3/1/16)

Two-year academic diversity postdoctoral fellowship:

The Department of Classics at Dartmouth College invites applicants for its newly-established academic diversity postdoctoral fellowship.
Applicants for this position must be specialists in the literature, material culture, or history of ancient Greece or Rome.  Promising candidates will be (1) scholars from one of the populations historically underrepresented in the American university system (including but not limited to African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, or
Latinos/as) /or/ (2) scholars whose experience, teaching, or research will enhance the diversity and cultural competency of the Dartmouth community. The intent of this fellowship is to foster the academic careers of promising scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of an academic department. The program also benefits Dartmouth by broadening the range of scholarly specialties, viewpoints, and experiences represented among our faculty.

This fellowship has a term of two years with a start date of 15 June 2016. Fellows teach one course and assist with two introductory-level, large-enrollment courses in each academic year. The fellowship comes with an annual salary of $45,500 as well as health benefits and an annual allowance of $5,000 for research-related expenses (including but not limited to purchase of a computer and travel). Postdoctoral fellows at Dartmouth enjoy full use of College resources such as the library, computing center, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts.

Dartmouth’s Department of Classics has nine full-time, tenure-track faculty members with a wide variety of research interests in languages, literature, material culture, and history. We maintain a vibrant academic program that enrolls in excess of 800 students each year. More information about the department can be found at:
http://classics.dartmouth.edu/. Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. Dartmouth is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in New England (approximately 35% of undergraduates are Asian-American, African-American, Native American, or Latino) and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be sent via Interfolio (*apply.interfolio.com/33293 *).  Samples of scholarly work should be sent only at our request.  Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

One-year visiting position in ancient Greek archaeology and history:

The Department of Classics at Dartmouth College seeks to appoint a visiting lecturer for the 2016-2017 academic year. Candidates for this position should be specialists in ancient Greek archaeology and history, with a good command of Latin and preferably with Ph.D. in hand. This is a one-year position that requires the teaching of the following five courses over three ten-week academic quarters starting in September, 2016: (1) two courses in ancient Greek material culture (Introduction to Classical Archaeology, High Classical Archaeology), (2) one course in ancient history (Alexander the Great), and (3) two courses in introductory Latin. The post comes with competitive salary and benefits.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be sent via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/33294).  Samples of scholarly work should be sent only at our request.  Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. One of the most diverse institutions in higher education in New England, Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, has a strong commitment to diversity, and in that spirit encourages applications from women and minorities. Information about Dartmouth’s Department of Classics can be found at: http://classics.dartmouth.edu/.

Two-year visiting position in Classical languages and literature:

The Department of Classics at Dartmouth College seeks to appoint a visiting lecturer for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. Candidates for this position should be specialists in ancient Greek or Latin language and literature, preferably with Ph.D. in hand, who are prepared to teach courses in Greek and Latin at all levels as well as one or more courses in Classical civilization.  This two-year position requires teaching five courses over three ten-week academic quarters each year, starting in June, 2016. The post comes with competitive salary and benefits.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be sent via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/33333 ).  Samples of scholarly work should be sent only at our request.  Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. One of the most diverse institutions in higher education in New England, Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, has a strong commitment to diversity, and in that spirit encourages applications from women and minorities. Information about Dartmouth’s Department of Classics can be found at: http://classics.dartmouth.edu/.