ElAnt v1n6 - Classicist: Victoria University of Wellington

Volume 1, Number 6
November 1993


Victoria University,
New Zealand

Lectureship in Classics

Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates for the above position which is available from July 1994 (or some later date as may be negotiated). The position is permanent (subject to a probationary period); a PhD is strongly preferred, but ABD will be considered. (A lecturer in the New Zealand university system is equivalent to an Assistant Professor).

The Classics Department is a growing one which teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin, Greek, and Classical Studies to large numbers of students. It seeks someone who can teach in at least two of these areas (and preferably all) to the highest levels, and who has a strong interest in research. There are particular teaching opportunities in the areas of Greek History, Greek Mythology, and Greek and Latin Literature, although candidates with strength in other areas are also encouraged to apply. The teaching load is usually 2-3 courses per half year (semester). Many of the larger courses are team-taught.

The Department is long established with eight full-time positions, as well as some part-time staff. There is an international flavour to the staff, with members having New Zealand, Australian, American, and British backgrounds. The Department has a good record in research, in publications (present research interests include Greek tragedy and comedy, Greek and Roman epic, Roman archaeology, and Roman social history), and in the supervision of MA and PhD theses. In recent years, several of our students have been awarded highly prestigious Fellowships at American and British universities.

The Department has excellent computer facilities for teaching and research. It possesses the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae on CD- ROM, PHI disks 4 and 5, and the Perseus Project, and the University library contains a strong classical collection. The Department also has a small display of Greek and Roman antiquities. The five Classics departments in New Zealand hold regular conferences and the university offers funds for overseas conference leave as well as Research and Study leave.

The current salary scales for Lecturers extend from NZ$37,440 to NZ$49,088.

Applications should be forwarded to the Appointments Administrator,
Personnel Office,
Victoria University of Wellington,
PO Box 600,
New Zealand.
Fax 64-4-495-5238

Applicants should send by air mail a complete dossier, including letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to the Personnel Officer.

The closing date for applications is December 31, 1993.

For further information on this appointment and the Department, please contact Dr. Arthur Pomeroy,
Chairperson of the Department of Classics,
Victoria University,
PO Box 600,
New Zealand.
Ph 64-4-495-5094
Fax 64-4-471-2070
e-mail: turo1953@kauri.vuw.ac.nz


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Electronic Antiquity Vol. 1 Issue 6 - November 1993
edited by Peter Toohey and Ian Worthington
ISSN 1320-3606

by Kaavya Giridhar