Positions Available

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ANDREW W. MELLON PROFESSOR OF CLASSICAL STUDIES (Three Year Position)

Deadline: March 30, 2020

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an established scholar with extensive experience in Greece for the position of the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies. The Mellon Professor organizes and conducts the academic program of the School in collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director and must be able to provide a graduate-level introduction to the sites, monuments, museums and topography of Greece as well as advise students of the School in their research. In addition, as one of the officers of the School, the Mellon Professor participates in the operations of the School.

The appointment is for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2024. Salary commensurate with rank and experience. Benefits include retirement contribution, health insurance, travel budget, and housing on campus. The deadline for application is March 30, 2020.

To apply, please upload a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position, as well as experience in Greece, research and pedagogical agendas, and a curriculum vitae at: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/4308269a-25c2-4715-8f85-5bfc51a7f1fc/mellon-professor-application-3-year-position. Three letters of recommendation are required. After the online application is submitted, the recommenders will receive an automated email with instructions about how to upload their letter via the online system. The recommenders may also submit letters directly to adissinger@ascsa.org at any time.

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.

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ANDREW W. MELLON PROFESSOR OF CLASSICAL STUDIES (One Year Interim Replacement)

Deadline: February 21, 2020

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an established scholar with extensive experience in Greece to be the interim Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies for all or part of the 2020-2021 Academic Year (September through end of May). The Mellon Professor organizes and conducts the academic program of the School in collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director and must be able to provide a graduate-level introduction to the sites, monuments, museums and topography of Greece as well as advise students of the School in their research. In addition, as one of the officers of the School, the Mellon Professor participates in the operations of the School.

Due to the short notice of this announcement, the specific tenure of the position is negotiable, either to be held during the fall term (September through early December) or the full academic year (September through late May). The interim Mellon Professor will lead trips to Northern Greece and Central Greece in the fall and, for a full-year replacement, the Athens and Attica program in the winter along with trips to Euboia and potentially Delos. Applications are invited from senior academic ranks as well as retired scholars.

The salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. Benefits include travel budget and housing in Athens. The incumbent has not applied.

The deadline for application is February 21, 2020.

To apply, please upload a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position and potential dates of service, along with your curriculum vitae at https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/2edd482e-96a2-43c9-833b-12945b773adc/mellon-professor-application-1-year-position. Two letters of recommendation are required. Instruct recommenders to send letters directly to Alicia Dissinger (adissinger@ascsa.org) by February 21. Please be sure your recommenders are aware of the deadline for application.

The position of Andrew W. Mellon Professor is normally a three-year appointment. We are currently seeking only to fill the interim position. A separate search will be conducted for the three-year position (2021-2024) with applications solicited in the spring and summer 2020.

ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

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2021 Directors of the ASCSA Summer Programs (Gertrude Smith Professors)

Summer Session (traditional six-week course): One Position
Summer Seminars (18-day courses): Two Positions

SIX-WEEK Traditional ASCSA SUMMER SESSION

Term:  Summer 2021
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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, epigraphy, 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 itinerary of the session/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 in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend of $9,064, plus travel and expenses, housing for the Summer Session leader(s) for eight weeks in total as available June 1 to August 15.  See the attached policy.

Application:  An online application consisting of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support. Recommendations are due on the same date as the deadline for applications. Once an online application is submitted, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be asked to upload their letters via the online application system, Submittable. It is also acceptable for recommenders to submit letters directly to this email address: application@ascsa.org. It is preferable for recommenders to submit their letters following the instructions in the automated email.

The appointments will be announced by March 29.


ASCSA SUMMER SEMINARS

Term:  Summer 2021
Deadline: January 31, 2020

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, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  The theme of the18-day field seminars are open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; religious, public, and domestic architecture; ancient literature; numismatics; topography of myth; historical geography; the ancient economy; 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 seminars are offered, one in June and one in July. For more information about the ASCSA Summer Seminars, see: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/summer-seminars

Duties:  Plan an 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, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend of $5,000, plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks in total including the dates of the seminar. See the attached policy.

Application: An online application consisting of a cover letter discusses your qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a description of the seminar 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; and three letters of support. Recommendations are due on the same date as the deadline for applications. Once an online application is submitted, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be asked to upload their letters via the online application system, Submittable. It is also acceptable for recommenders to submit letters directly to this email address: application@ascsa.org. It is preferable for recommenders to submit their letters following the instructions in the automated email.

The appointments will be announced by March 29.

 

For additional information or inquiries, contact: Professors Jorge Bravo (University of Maryland) and Elizabeth Baltes (Coastal Carolina University), Chairs of the Committee on the Summer Sessions at ssapplication@ascsa.org.

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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.