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6 YEAR FUNDING FOR PHD STUDENT ABLE TO TEACH MODERN GREEK–Applications Due April 30 Copy

The University of California at Santa Barbara is delighted to offer a new funding opportunity: 6 years of full funding for a Classics PhD student who is able to teach modern Greek. The successful applicant will be expected to teach modern Greek to undergraduates for two quarters each year, and will be on fellowship for the third quarter (for five years; a 6th year will be funded by a fellowship year or teaching ancient languages or Greek myth). Summer funding is included. Greek-speaking applicants from Greece, the US, and other countries are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the UCSB Classics department and PhD program: http://www.classics.ucsb.edu/

Who may apply?
Students who wish to pursue a PhD in Classics and who have a BA in Classics or a comparable degree and who have a minimum of 2 years training in both Latin and ancient Greek. Applicants must be a good fit for our department and bilingual in modern Greek and English. Applicants should have an aptitude for teaching, but no teaching experience is necessary as training will be given.

How to apply:

How to Apply

When to apply: 

By April 30th, but applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please contact the Chair of the Classics department, Professor Helen Morales: hmorales@classics.ucsb.edu

6 YEAR FUNDING FOR PHD STUDENT ABLE TO TEACH MODERN GREEK–Applications Due April 30

The University of California at Santa Barbara is delighted to offer a new funding opportunity: 6 years of full funding for a Classics PhD student who is able to teach modern Greek. The successful applicant will be expected to teach modern Greek to undergraduates for two quarters each year, and will be on fellowship for the third quarter (for five years; a 6th year will be funded by a fellowship year or teaching ancient languages or Greek myth). Summer funding is included. Greek-speaking applicants from Greece, the US, and other countries are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the UCSB Classics department and PhD program: http://www.classics.ucsb.edu/

Who may apply?
Students who wish to pursue a PhD in Classics and who have a BA in Classics or a comparable degree and who have a minimum of 2 years training in both Latin and ancient Greek. Applicants must be a good fit for our department and bilingual in modern Greek and English. Applicants should have an aptitude for teaching, but no teaching experience is necessary as training will be given.

How to apply:

How to Apply

When to apply: 

By April 30th, but applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please contact the Chair of the Classics department, Professor Helen Morales: hmorales@classics.ucsb.edu

Legends of Isla Vista: Student Creative Projects for CLAS40, Greek Mythology

Myths are stories of special importance to a community, which hold that community together by expressing shared values and ideals. In Spring 2017, students in Classics 40, Greek Mythology, were invited to adapt a Greek myth to articulate what Isla Vista means to them. In this video, one student describes her project and explains how it captures something truly meaningful about Isla Vista.

Department invites applications for part-time lectureship

The Department of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a one-year, generalist part-time lecturer position for the 2017-2018 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching 5 small undergraduate lecture courses.

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. in Classics or a comparable degree (including Comparative Literature/Classics). Preferred qualifications: experience in teaching, or being a teaching assistant on, lecture courses in translation. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. For information on our department please visit our website: http://www.classics.ucsb.edu/

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a syllabus for a course on Humor and Laughter in the Classical World (syllabus should be designed for a class that will consist of 40 undergraduates and deal with texts in translation) to UC Recruit at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01057 Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please have your referees upload them directly through UC Recruit at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/reference.

Apply by August 27th, 2017 for primary consideration. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Helen Morales, Chair of the Department of Classics at hmorales@classics.ucsb.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Classics Department sends congratulations to all our Classics 2017 graduating seniors!

Graduating Seniors and faculty:

Back row, left to right: Ralph Gallucci, Emilio Capettini, Andy Chen, Vincent Shepherd, Eddie Garcia, Chelsea Brandwein, Eric Boesser, Tyler Patterson, Sara Cho, Francis Dunn, Anna Roberts

Front, left to right: Paige Rasmussen, Rose MacLean

Graduating Seniors:

Left to right: Andy Chen, Vincent Shepherd, Eddie Garcia, Paige Rasmussen, Chelsea Brandwein, Eric Boesser, Tyler Patterson, Sara Cho

 

Ph.D Photos:

Congratulations also to Regina Loehr on receiving her Ph.D.!

Professor Bob Morstein-Marx and Ph.D graduate Regina Loehr
Ph.D graduate Regina Loehr and Anna Roberts-Undergraduate Advisor and Graduate Program Assistant.

Legends of Isla Vista: Student Creative Projects for CLAS40, Greek Mythology

Myths are stories of special importance to a community, which hold that community together by expressing shared values and ideals. In Fall 2015, students in Classics 40, Greek Mythology, were invited to adapt a Greek myth to articulate what Isla Vista means to them. In these videos, three students describe their projects and explain how it captures something truly meaningful about Isla Vista.