The Louisiana Classicist

September 12, 2012

just released: Careers for Classicists in Today’s World

Filed under: link,resources — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 5:54 am
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From Ronnie Ancona (APA Vice President for Education 2010-14) (via LatinTeach listserv):

I would like to share with you the link to the APA’s newly revised Careers for Classicists booklet. Revised by Ken Kitchell, with the help of the APA Education Committee, it is designed for students, teachers at all levels, administrators, parents etc. who would like information about what one can do with a classics degree. You can download the entire booklet for free as a pdf or consult it section by section online. In addition, a print version will appear shortly that can be purchased at minimal cost, in case you want a slightly fancier image.

I think this is of interest to all, whether we’re sponsoring a Classics club or mentoring undergraduates. One chart within the booklet is particularly sobering:

few jobs, many candidates

It’s a competitive world out there — how can we better prepare our students?


November 20, 2010

travel scholarship for teachers

Filed under: opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 8:12 pm
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David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands
In 2011 the American Philological Association (APA) will again award the David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for study and travel in classical lands. The Fellowship was established in 2004 by the friends and students of David and Rosemary Coffin to honor the skill, devotion, learning, and kindness with which they educated students at Phillips Exeter Academy for more than thirty years.

The Fellowship is intended to recognize secondary-school teachers of Greek or Latin who are as dedicated to their students as the Coffins themselves by giving them the opportunity to enrich their teaching and their lives through direct acquaintance with the classical world. It will support study in classical lands (not limited to Greece and Italy); the recipient may use it to attend an educational program in (e.g., American Academy, American School) or to undertake an individual plan of study or research. It may be used either for summer study or during a sabbatical leave, and it may be used to supplement other awards or prizes.

Candidates for the Fellowship must have been teaching Latin or Ancient Greek at the secondary level (grades 9-12) in North America as a significant part of their academic responsibilities for three years out of the five prior to the award. Membership in the APA is not a requirement for application, although it is expected that applicants will have demonstrated an active interest in the profession and in their own professional development. Selection will be made on the basis of written applications by the Coffin Fellowship Committee. The amount of the award for 2011 will be $2,500. Recipients of the award will be expected to file a written report on their use of the Fellowship, which the Association may include in one of its publications.

Applications should consist of

a) a curriculum vitae
b) a statement of how the Fellowship will be used and how it will further the applicant’s teaching
c) three letters of recommendation, at least one of them from the applicant;s chair or principal, and at least one from a former student.

Applicants should send four copies of the c.v., the statement, and the letters of recommendation to the APA Office so that they arrive in the Office no later than Monday, January 31, 2011.

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Philadelphia, PA 19104-3512
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