Positions Available

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Nomination Deadline: August 10, 2020
Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

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 a five-year term beginning June 1, 2021 upon approval from the Managing Committee. The position is renewable for a second term.  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 August 10, 2020, and applications are due September 1, 2020.  Nominations may be made via the online form here.  Self-nominations are welcome.  The incumbent is applying.

Applicants should address the following materials to Professor Stephanie Larson, Chair, Nominating Committee, American School of Classical Studies at Athens: a CV, a statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words). 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, should be sent directly to application@ascsa.org.  Submit all application materials, except recommendations, online here.  The ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.

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.