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The ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.  The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

Hesperia, Editorial Assistant (ASCSA Publications Office)

The Publications Office of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, in Princeton, NJ, has a part-time opening for a well-organized and highly motivated individual to support the Editor and Assistant Editor of Hesperia in all stages of production for the ASCSA’s award-winning journal on Greek archaeology and material culture. 

The Editorial Assistant will be part of a small, friendly team that works closely with authors to produce scholarly publications of the highest quality. Responsibilities include conducting bibliographical research and formatting, performing artwork assessments, converting manuscripts for production, proofreading, and liaising directly with authors, as well as other production tasks as requested by the Editor.

Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Classical Studies, Archaeology, or a related field
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Familiarity with applying author and style guidelines (e.g., the Chicago Manual of Style)
  • Proficiency in Ancient Greek (minimum two semesters)
  • Computer literacy and the ability to work in an electronic workflow

Preferred: 

  • Previous experience in an editorial role
  • Knowledge or experience with ASCSA Publications Author Guidelines
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign

The Hesperia Editorial Assistant reports directly to the Editor of Hesperia, with the ability to work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement at the Princeton, NJ, office. The position is 17 hours per week, year-round, with an annual salary of $20,000. Applicants must already have the legal right to work in the United States.

Prospective applicants should submit a cover letter and resume (in PDF format), as well as the names of two individuals willing to serve as references, online at:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/656006a2-2e28-45cd-b7bc-5dc62bb67715/hesperia-editorial-assistant

The closing date for applications is Friday, June 3, 2022. The position begins July 1, 2022.
 

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Programs Assistant

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), a non-profit overseas research institution, is seeking a qualified individual to work for the U.S. administrative office of the School based in Princeton, NJ. This office facilitates the academic governance of the School, as carried out by a consortium of nearly 200 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and their representatives, the School’s Managing Committee. The office also manages applicants to programs and fellowship opportunities at the School, as well as Cooperating Institution business and receipt of dues. Work will be conducted remotely. No relocation necessary. Position is part-time, approximately 20 hours per week, year-round, beginning August 1, 2022. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States. 

The principal duties of the Programs Assistant will involve general clerical support and support for the Managing Committee. Clerical duties include general correspondence, preparation of meeting materials, mailings, and database entry (as needed). Support for the Managing Committee includes compilation and distribution of applications to committees, as well as correspondence with applicants, School members, staff, and Managing Committee members. This position reports to the Programs Administrator. The anticipated salary for this position is $20,000 per year.

Minimum requirements
Bachelor’s Degree. General background in office administration activities preferred. Excellent communication skills required, both verbally and in writing, with strong customer service orientation. Strong self-motivation skills. Computer literacy, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. Preference may be given to applicants familiar with the structure and organization of the American School of Classical Studies and its programs.

The American School of Classical Studies is an EO/AA employer. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and names of two recommenders as part of the online application: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/c0715590-f37c-44ad-aaac-b72325e05ea6/programs-assistant-application 

Inquiries can be directed to Alicia Dissinger, the Programs Administrator, at adissinger@ascsa.org.

Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin mid-June.
 

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Director of the ASCSA Summer Session, Gertrude Smith Professor (traditional six-week course): One position

DEADLINE: March 15, 2022 *NEW DEADLINE*

Term: Summer 2023

Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Gertrude Smith Professors should have at least some knowledge of modern Greek and the ability to be engaging, organized, flexible and positive under often-demanding conditions. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history, and languages are encouraged to apply. 

Description: Click here for more information about the ASCSA Summer Session.

Duties: Plan the itinerary of the session, 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 within a pre-approved budget, 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 policy.

Application: An online application consisting of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support. 
Direct link to application: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/142902/summer-program-director-application

The appointment(s) will be announced in March or April. 

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL (Position in Athens)

Deadline: December 1, 2021

Term: A full-time position beginning in August 2022 for three years, ending June 30, 2025, with a possible renewal for a final fourth year.  

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include room and board at the School.

Qualifications: Candidates must have earned the Ph.D. no more than five years prior to the application and must have spent at least one academic year as a Member of the ASCSA. An active agenda for research, knowledge of Greece and Modern Greek, and teaching experience are expected. 

Duties:

  • To help the Director in the administration of School business and to stand in for the Director when needed. Reports to the Director of the School.
  • To assist with the academic program under the direction of the Mellon Professor by lecturing, leading trips and offering mini-seminars/workshops on area(s) of expertise. (Previous Assistant Directors have been responsible for leading the annual trip to Crete for the academic program).
  • To live in Loring Hall and assist residents as needed after business hours.
  • To serve as a contact and resource person for all members of the School.
  • To advise members of relevant Greek government policies and regulations.
  • To help with the planning of the Summer Programs by suggesting itineraries, speakers, and generally offering support to the Summer Program Directors, but not responsible for making actual arrangements.
  • To be a visible presence in the Athenian academic and social scene by attending functions as an official of the School.
  • To make substantial progress on a proposed research agenda.

Application: The Assistant Director will be appointed by the ASCSA Managing Committee (through the Personnel Committee) in consultation with the Director of the School and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and research project description (up to three pages in length) online here

Three letters of recommendation are required. After the online application is submitted, recommenders are sent an automated email with instructions for uploading confidential reference letters. To ensure the timely receipt of letters of recommendation, candidates should contact recommenders well ahead of the deadline indicating that such a reference request will be forthcoming. Recommenders may also send letters directly to application@ascsa.org.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021. Candidates will be interviewed in late January.
 

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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, 321 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.