Positions Available

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.

Positions currently available:

Assistant Director of the School, position in Athens

Deadline: July 5, 2024

Term: A full-time position beginning in August 2024 for one year, ending August 2025.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. In addition to salary, the position includes room and partial board at the School, health and life insurance, contributions to a retirement plan, relocation costs and a travel allowance.

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
The Assistant Directorship is a primarily administrative position with just over half the expected hours including but not limited to the following:

  • AAssist the Director in the administration of School business and stand in for the Director when needed. Reports to the Director of the School. 
  • Assist all members with school-related business, maintain clear lines of communication between members and departments of the school both in Greece and Princeton, and advise members of relevant Greek government policies and regulations. 
  • Assist in managing the Summer Programs by suggesting itineraries, speakers, and supporting the Summer Program Directors as needed; not responsible for making actual arrangements; required to be in Athens during the programs (June-early August).
  • Work with the Director of Communications in Princeton both to manage workflows related to Social Media and to assist in development and coordination of postings from programs and departments in Athens. 
  • Manage the School’s wellness program for members by creating a calendar of activities in support of members’ health and well-being. 
  • Be a visible presence in the Athenian academic and social scene by attending functions as an official of the School.

The Assistant Directorship includes teaching opportunities comprising roughly a quarter of the expected hours:

  • Assist with the academic program in ways that build on the Assistant Director’s areas of expertise and interest. 
  • Specific activities, such as lecturing on trips during the academic year and contributing to or developing short courses or seminars, will be determined through consultation with the Mellon Professor and the Director of the School. 

The Assistant Directorship includes the expectation of research comprising roughly a quarter of the expected hours.

  • Make substantial progress on a clearly defined research agenda.
  • Note: the need to support the Summer Programs and assist new arrivals throughout June and July precludes extended substantive participation in midsummer archaeological fieldwork.

Application:
The Assistant Director is appointed by the ASCSA Managing Committee (via nomination from the Personnel Committee). Please submit a letter of application addressing the duties of the job, curriculum vitae, and research project description (up to three pages in length) online here. Three letters of recommendation are required and are due by the deadline for applications. Therefore, applicants are requested to notify recommenders promptly to ensure a timely receipt of their letters. More information about submission of recommendations can be found on the online application form.  

The deadline for applications is July 5, 2024. Candidates will be interviewed in mid-July.
 

DIRECTORS OF THE ASCSA SUMMER SESSION AND SEMINARS GERTRUDE SMITH PROFESSOR(S)

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

Deadline: EXTENDED, for Summer Session ONLY, March 1, 2024

Six-Week ASCSA Summer Session

Term: Summer 2025. The specific dates for the 6-week program will fall between June 1 and August 15 each year. The program cannot begin before June 1 or end after August 15.

Eligibility: Applicants should have experience designing and leading travel study programs, preferably in Greece, and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Joint applications by two scholars who have worked well together in the past are welcome. 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 of the School.

Compensation: Stipend of $10,000, 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 here.

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.

 

18-day ASCSA Summer Seminars

Term: Summer 2025. Two seminars are offered each summer, one in June and one in July. The first seminar cannot begin before June 8 and the second seminar cannot end after August 7. Seminars start on a Monday and run 19 days, inclusive of arrival day (1st day/the Monday start) and departure day (no activities planned for departure day).

Eligibility: Applicants should have experience designing and leading travel study programs, preferably in Greece, and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Joint applications by two scholars sharing similar interests and/or complementary areas of expertise are welcome. 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: The theme of the 18-day field seminars 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 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. Previous Seminar offerings have included: Caves in Greece; Ancient Gender and Sexuality, Greek Sculpture, Myth on Site, Greek Warfare and Culture, Greek Religion, Finding the Spartans, Greece from the Sea, The Northern Aegean, and Greek Funerary Customs through the Ages.

Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, however, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar

Duties: Plan an 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens; 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 program, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director of the School.

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

Application: An online application consisting of a cover letter which 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.

Direct link to application: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/142902/summer-program-director-application

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

 

Inquiries can be sent to:  application@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, 321 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.