Positions Available

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.

DIRECTOR OF THE EXCAVATIONS OF THE ATHENIAN AGORA

Deadline: January 31, 2021
 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an active scholar and experienced field archaeologist to direct its excavations of the Athenian Agora. Familiarity with the School’s program of excavation and research at the Agora is highly desirable. The Director administers the School’s plant and facilities at the Agora. The Director works with the excavation staff in developing and conducting fieldwork and documenting results. The Director supervises the management of collections and the publication of all finds. The Director identifies projects for funding and helps to identify possible sources of funds for the excavations. The Director participates in the School’s activities, including its academic program and the instruction of students through the summer volunteer program. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the Athenian Agora excavations. Command of Modern Greek is essential.
The term of residency in Athens is flexible in order to accommodate applicants who teach on semester and quarter terms or have other university teaching requirements. The initial appointment is for three to five years, with five years being the preferred norm. It begins on July 1, 2022, and is renewable. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience; certain travel costs are provided.

The Director of the Excavations of the Athenian Agora reports to the Director of the School and through the Director to the Managing Committee. The current Director of the Agora Excavations is not seeking a new term.

The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is January 31, 2021.

Candidates apply online, uploading a cover letter or statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words) and curriculum vitae,
at: ascsa.submittable.com/submit/178254/director-of-the-agora-excavations-application-form.

Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support as a PDF to: application@ascsa.org.

ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

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.

DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL

Deadline: January 31, 2021
 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks a distinguished scholar and experienced administrator having close familiarity with the School for the position of Director of the School. The Director works with the School’s Managing Committee and Board of Trustees in developing and implementing the academic and fiscal policy of the School, reporting to the Managing Committee through its Chair and to the Trustees through their President. The Director leads the School’s mission in Greece and oversees the School’s activities, including its academic program, excavations, and other research. The Director is expected to participate actively in the design of academic programs and the instruction of students at the School. All department heads, including those of the Blegen and Gennadius libraries, the Archives, the Athenian Agora and Ancient Corinth excavations, and the Wiener Laboratory, report to the Director. The Director also oversees relations between the School and the host country, especially with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, and is active in seeking funding opportunities for the School in Greece and in the E.U. Good command of Modern Greek is essential. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the School.
 

Term: The term is for three years. The incumbent may choose to extend that term to a total of five years. The position begins on July 1, 2022, and is renewable for a second term under the same conditions (3 years, extendable to 5) upon review by the Managing Committee. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience; housing in the Director’s Residence, travel and hospitality budgets provided.

The current Director is not seeking a second term.

The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is January 31, 2021. Candidates apply online, uploading a cover letter or statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words) and curriculum vitae, at: ascsa.submittable.com/submit/178255/director-of-the-school-application-form

Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support to
application@ascsa.org.

ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

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.

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.