The Placement Service provides placement assistance to APA-AIA Candidates and Institutions through the following services:
1. Positions for Classicists and Archaeologists is a monthly publication announcing available and possible positions, generally for the following academic year. Subscriptions to Positions are available to
- candidates, i.e., persons actually on the job market;
- subscribers, normally advisors of students seeking positions; and
- institutions purchasing comprehensive service who intend to conduct interviews at the APA/AIA Joint Annual Meeting.
Institutions who simply wish to place an advertisement listing an open position may do so on payment of the appropriate fee but are required to become subscribers as well to receive the monthly publication.
Positions is published in printed form (if requested) and sent out via e-mail on or about the 15th of every month. Within a week of that time, the job listings are also posted on the websites of the APA and AIA.
Candidates who register for the Placement Service have access to a restricted web site where new position listings are posted as soon as they are reviewed for completeness. In addition, beginning in summer 2012, candidates will receive an e-mail on the day following the posting of any new advertisement. This e-mail will list the institution placing the advertisement and direct candidates to the restricted web site for further information.
2. Interviewing Facilities at the Annual Meeting. The Placement Service offers facilities for interviews and other communications during the APA/AIA Joint Annual Meeting only to Candidates and those Institutions registered for Comprehensive Service. The Placement Service also serves as a scheduling center through which messages are transmitted and interviews arranged between institutional representatives and applicants at times convenient to both. The Placement Office provides rooms for interviewing candidates; however, institutions are encouraged to rent their own private suites for this purpose, as the Placement Service’s space is limited.
Both candidates and institutions should register for the Service online at placement.apaclassics.org. Before registering, all users of the Service should read its Guidelines and this information about changes in the Service for 2012-2013. In addition, the Joint APA/AIA Placement Committee has published a Checklist of Advice for Job Candidates and a set of Reminders for Search Committees (Please note: some of the files are PDF and thus require Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free application that can be downloaded if not already installed. Installation of the browser plug-in allows files to be read inside any browser.) Candidates may also wish to refer to Going on the Market … An Affable Guide, by Joy Connolly (NYU).
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