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POSITIONS AT THE ASCSA

Chair of the Managing Committee
Gertrude Smith Professors, 2018
Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors, 2017-2018
Director of the Corinth Excavations


Archaeological Conservation Summer Internships
Internships in Non-Profit Administration
Internships in Development, Marketing & Event Planning
Archival Internships

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
 


Chair of the Managing Committee
Nomination Deadline: January 17, 2017
Application Deadline: January 30, 2017

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks a distinguished scholar and experienced administrator, with close familiarity with the School, for the position of Chair of the Managing Committee.  The MC Chair works with the School’s Director, Executive Director, and Trustees in developing and implementing the academic, administrative, and financial policies of the School.  The MC Chair oversees, and serves as an ex officio member of, the ten standing committees of the MC in liaison with the Princeton office and its Programs Administrator.  As an ex officio member of the School’s Board of Trustees and the Gennadius Library Board of Overseers, the MC Chair is also expected to participate in development activities.  The Director of Publications and Programs Administrator report to the MC Chair, and the Director of the School reports to the MC Chair on academic matters.  The MC Chair in turn reports to the Managing Committee and the Trustees.  Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the School.  Only voting members of the Managing Committee are eligible to apply.

The appointment is for the remainder of a five-year term beginning immediately upon approval from the Managing Committee and ending May 31, 2021. The position is renewable.  A two-course buy-out (but no more than $15,000) is offered to the MC Chair’s home institution for teaching relief.  Travel funds are also available.  The deadline for nominations is January 17, 2017, and applications are due January 30, 2017.  Nominations may be sent directly to Michael Hoff, Chair, Nominating Committee, mhoff1@unl.edu. Self nominations are welcome. Applicants should send the following materials to Professor Hoff, Chair, Nominating Committee, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6 - 8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232:  a CV, a statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words), and two letters of recommendation, one from a senior-level academic administrator in their home institution who has worked directly with the applicant, and one from a Managing Committee colleague familiar with the applicant’s work on the MC and in other capacities at the School.  Submit all application materials online at https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/mc-chair-application-form/.  Any materials submitted as part of completed applications in the Summer-Fall 2016 search for this position will be carried over to this search upon the request of the applicant.  The ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

Link to position ad. 
 

Gertrude Smith Professors, 2018
Directors of the ASCSA Summer Sessions & Seminars

Download Bulletin. 

Six-Week Traditional ASCSA Summer Session: One or Two Positions

ASCSA Field Seminars: Two Positions

SIX-WEEK ASCSA SUMMER SESSION

Term:  Summer 2018
Deadline: January 31

Eligibility:  Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek. Stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions:
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer.

Duties:  Plan the traditional ASCSA six-week summer session itinerary, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend commensurate with rank, ranging from $7,365 to $9,064, pending available funding, plus travel and expenses, housing for eight weeks total as available June 1 to August 15. See the attached policy.

Application:  A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support should be sent to:
Committee on the Summer Sessions
E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 30.

ASCSA FIELD SEMINARS

Term:  Summer 2018
Deadline: January 31

Eligibility:  Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek. Stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  The theme of this 18-day field seminar is open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient battlefields; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; temples; domestic architecture; archaeology of literature; numismatics; topography of myth; Roman Greece; Byzantine Greece; Ottoman Greece; the population exchange between Greece and Turkey; modern folklore; etc. 
Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, therefore, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar. Two summer field seminars can be accommodated, one in June and one in July.

Duties:  Plan a 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend commensurate with rank, ranging from $3500 to $4500, pending available funding, plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks total including the dates of the seminar. See the attached policy.

Application: Along with a letter of application that discusses your qualifications, and a curriculum vitae, please submit a description of the course, the anticipated audience (advanced undergraduates, college or university professors in Classics, Archaeology, Ancient History, and/or allied fields, alumnae/i of previous ASCSA summer sessions, graduate students and/or K-12 teachers), and a preliminary 18-day itinerary indicating which sites would be visited and how much time would ideally be spent in and out of Athens.

These materials and three letters of support should be sent to:
Committee on the Summer Sessions
E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 30.
 


Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors

One or two positions
Deadline: October 31
Term: Early September to June 1.

Eligibility:
A senior scholar with a significant record of publication and teaching in a North American institution who is a faculty or staff member at a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Candidates who have held the Whitehead Professorship may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

Project:
Advancing research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Whitehead Professors are encouraged to present a seminar, workshop, or other significant contribution to the academic program and to contribute to the intellectual life of the School in other ways, such as mentoring or advising students and participating in School trips, excursions, and conferences.

Compensation:
Stipend of $35,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Professor (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents) and School housing. Hotel and transportation on all fall School trips and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.

Application:
Applicants should submit the following materials online at:
https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/whitehead-visiting-professor-application-form/

  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
  • Statement of current and projected research.
  • One page description of proposed seminar or other contributions to the academic program.
  • Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.

Applicants should ask three recommenders to send letters directly to the address below or via email to application@ascsa.org.

Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

Applicants may be invited to an interview at the annual AIA/SCS meetings or by telephone.

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

Download position ad (PDF)

 


Director of the Corinth Excavations 
Deadline October 31, 2016

Link to bulletin (pdf version)

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an active scholar and experienced archaeologist to direct its excavations at Ancient Corinth. Familiarity with the School’s program of excavation and research at Ancient Corinth is highly desirable. The Director works with the staff at Corinth in developing and conducting the fieldwork and documenting the results. The Director supervises the collections of the excavation and the publication of all finds. The Director administers the School’s plant and facilities at Ancient Corinth. The Director participates in the School’s activities, including its academic program and the instruction of students at the School through its field training program. The Director identifies projects for funding and helps to identify possible sources of funds for Corinth. Good command of Modern Greek is essential. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the Corinth Excavations.

The term of residency at Corinth is flexible in order to accommodate applicants who teach on semester and quarter terms or other university teaching requirements. The initial appointment is for three to five years. It begins on July 1, 2017, and is renewable. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience, housing and travel provided.

The Director of the Excavations at Ancient Corinth reports to the Director of the School and through the Director to the Managing Committee.

The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is October 31, 2016.  Candidates apply online, uploading a curriculum vitae and a statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words). Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support as a Word or PDF file to application@ascsa.org.

Address the letter to:

Professor Peter Krentz, Chair
Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6 - 8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

Submit all application materials online at: Director of the Corinth Excavations Application
 

ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

 


Archaeological Conservation Summer Internships
Deadline December 15, 2016

The Agora Excavations Conservation Laboratory of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is offering 2-3 Archaeological Conservation Internships for the 2017 summer excavation season. The Conservation Laboratory functions as an integral part of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens' Agora Excavations. Its aim is to support the excavations by providing services that contribute to the study and understanding of the site.

The internships will give students an opportunity to treat freshly excavated archaeological finds and to participate in an active on-site conservation laboratory. Under the supervision and guidance of the Agora Conservation staff, interns will carry out general conservation duties including: examination and analysis of artifacts; documentation; cleaning; reconstruction; restoration; and photography of artifacts from the current excavation and from storage. In this way, students will be able to work with a variety of materials including ceramics, stone, glass, copper alloys, iron, lead, bone and occasionally ivory and wood. An introduction to the re-treatment, preventive and long-term care of archaeological collections will also be provided.

Applicants must currently be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent conservation program or they must have recently completed their studies in conservation. All successful candidates are responsible for their travel arrangements to and from Athens, Greece and are required to obtain their own medical insurance for the duration of their internship. Housing and a modest stipend are provided for each intern during their internship.

Applicants will complete an online application. The online application form can be accessed through the following link:
https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/agora-conservation-summer-internships/
Internships may vary in length from 6 to 8 weeks and are undertaken from early June to early August. Applicants should indicate in their application their approximate preferred dates within this time frame. Two referees are requested to write letters of recommendation for each applicant. All applications should be submitted by 15 December 2016 and all references should be postmarked by 15 December 2016 and mailed to the address below:

                                                                                                            Link to Bulletin PDF

Maria Tziotziou
Head of Conservation
Agora Excavations
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Souidias 54
GR-10676 Athens
GREECE

Email:  maria@agathe.gr
Telephone: + 30 210 33 10 963
Fax: + 30 210 33 10 964

 


Internships in Non-Profit Administration

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Hands on experience in learning business practices for an education-based not for profit. Organization and daily communication with applicants, members, and committees using virtual workspaces, online applications, and surveys. Management and promotion of academic and fellowship programs. Website programming. Database maintenance of constituency records. Research and reporting.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.


Internships in Development, Marketing & Event Management

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Gain familiarity with communications and fundraising activities, including the work associated with conducting a capital campaign, cultivation events, and Board meetings.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to dataadmin@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.


Archival Internships

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Organize historical records of the School. Prepare and digitize for file management. Website programming. Database maintenance of constituency records. Research and reporting.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.