Legion Project Bridge Program


The Paideia Institute’s Legion Project is proud to announce its new Bridge Program, a career placement initiative that advises and supports classicists as they seek to transition to fulfilling careers beyond the professoriate.

The Paideia Institute has assembled a large network of successful professionals in numerous fields, including more than 50 Legionnaires, who are sympathetic to the difficult employment situation facing many classicists today. The Legion Project Bridge Program serves to formally recommend successful applicants to this network as they begin their search for employment outside of the academic world. The Paideia Institute will assist successful applicants in their extra-academic job searches by referring them to our contacts in the professional world with our highest recommendation.

In order to apply, please email a current CV and a letter of interest (cover letter) to legion@paideia-institute.org. Your letter should address your motivation for transitioning to non-academic employment, identify any non-academic industries that particularly interest you, and demonstrate any skills that would applicable to that field.

N.B. Success in the Bridge Program is not a guarantee of employment, but it will get your resume in front of successful people who understand your situation and want to try to help you succeed.

Deadline: The deadline for the first round of applications is December 17, 2018. Paideia Institute staff will conduct informational interviews at the 2019 SCS Annual Meeting in San Diego or by online meeting, subject to candidates’ availability.