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Part-Time Lecturer in the Classics Department

Job #JPF02428
Classics / College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara
Apply now: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02428/apply
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POSITION OVERVIEW
Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $64,329-$70,295.
Percent appointments may vary.

APPLICATION WINDOW
Open date: April 1, 2023
Next review date: Sunday, Apr 16, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Department of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified part-time lecturers to teach for the academic year. The availability of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from one quarter to
a year, with the possibility of reappointment.

Diversity statement (from RB VII-7): The university/department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the
academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

The posting will remain open until March 31, 2024, to accommodate department needs. The pool will close on March 31, 2024; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the next review date specified in UC Recruit to indicate the next potential upcoming opening. If there is no future review date showing, your application may not be considered at this time.

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A PhD in Classics or related discipline (e.g., Comparative Literature with specialization in Classics) is required at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
Specializations: generalists, experience in teaching Classics courses in translation experience or ability to teach Greek and Latin at all levels, as evidenced from
application materials and though interview.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements
– Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
– Cover Letter
– Two Syllabus Samples – Required:
–      One lower-level GE course syllabus
–      One upper-level GE course syllabus
Reference requirements
– 3 letters of reference required
Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02428
Help contact: radam@hfa.ucsb.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request
for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19
booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

JOB LOCATION
Santa Barbara, CA

Bridge Fellowship in Classics, 2023-24

The Classics Department at UCSB invites applications for a graduate opportunity fellowship to support talented scholars who come from groups historically underrepresented in Classics and who would benefit from an additional year of graduate study. The successful applicant will receive, along with regular admission to the PhD program, a seven-year funding package that includes an initial “bridge” fellowship year and six additional years of support from a combination of fellowships and TAships. During the bridge year, the Department will provide a program of study tailored to the needs and interests of the fellow, including such components as courses in Greek, Latin, or other ancient languages; directed research in the fellow’s area(s) of interest; and faculty mentorship. Prospective fellows must be citizens or permanent residents of the United State at the time of application. Applicants who wish to be considered for this fellowship should submit a regular application to our PhD program (deadline Jan. 1, 2023).

Resolution

At the Classics Faculty meeting of Friday, October 28, 2022, the Department resolved to express its support for the UC Graduate Students Associations’ demand for raising graduate student employee salaries so as to reflect the cost of living in California, above all the costs of housing and childcare. Such a raise would bring the UC and UCSB in particular in line with comparison institutions and would allow us to continue to attract the best graduate students and to further the university’s mission of excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Robert Morstein-Marx headshot

BOB MORSTEIN-MARX WINS THE PROSE AWARD!

Cover for Robert Morstein-Marx book, Julius Caeser and the Roman People
Julius Caesar and the Roman People by Robert Morstein-Marx
The PROSE awards are the Association of American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence and recognize “the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by celebrating the authors, editors, and publishers whose landmark works have made significant advancements in their respective fields of study each year.” Bob Morstein-Marx’s new book on Julius Caesar is a 2022 winner in Ancient History: https://proseawards.com/winners/
 
The PROSE Awards are sometimes referred to as the Academy Awards of academic publishing.
 
Many congratulations to Bob on this well-deserved honor!
 
Painting of Woman with her hair wrapped up in a pink cloth

HARMONIA ROSALES: ENTWINED

The Department of Classics is pleased to announce Harmonia Rosales: Entwined, an exhibition that presents a new and dynamic body of work by celebrated Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales. Rosales’ interweaving of representations from ancient Greek and Yoruba mythologies invites viewers to challenge their ideas about identity and empowerment. Women and people of color, the protagonists of her canvases, assume roles of power and beauty in exquisite imaginings of ancient myths and Renaissance paintings.

The exhibition will take place from Saturday, January 8, 2022 to Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Harmonia Rosales: Entwined is a collaboration between the artist, the Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies, the Department of Classics, and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

For more information, please click here.

Image: “Oba and Her Ear.” Courtesy of the artist, © 2021 Harmonia Rosales.

Andrés Carrete headshot

Andrés Carrete’s Article Published in the Classical Receptions Journal

“Humanity and Revolution in José Fuentes Mares’ La joven Antígona se va a la guerra,” written by Andrés Carrete, one of the graduate students in the Classics department, has been published in the prestigious Classical Receptions Journal.

In this article, Andrés offers a new analysis of José Fuentes Mares’ adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone, which premiered a week after the biggest student massacre in Mexican history, the Tlatelolco Massacre of 2 October 1968. By showing how this play differs from other Latin American adaptations of Antigone, Andrés enriches our understanding of the reception of Sophocles’ play as a response to oppression.

The article can be accessed here.

Congratulations, Andrés!

PersAphone: Classics in the Time of COVID-19

PersAphone: Classics in the Time of COVID-19

In order to reflect upon and express the feelings of grief, loss, and nostalgia caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Olga Faccani – a Ph.D. candidate in Classics – and Heena Yoon – a Ph.D. candidate in Music – have created a short film inspired by the myth of Persephone and Demeter. Titled PersAphone, the film opens with a summary of this Greek myth and then focuses on the sorrow of Demeter, whose feelings are embodied by the dancer Meri Takkinen. With their reinterpretation of this ancient story, Faccani and Yoon wanted to “create a virtual space of empathy, shared emotions, and catharsis.”

 

 

More information on this project, which has been supported by the Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities initiative of the Society for Classical Studies, can be found here