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.

Possitions currenty available:

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies

DEADLINE: February 27, 2023

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 incumbent is not reapplying for the position. 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. Strong ability in  modern Greek is a necessity for this position. 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, 2024, and ending June 30, 2027. The term is renewable for a second three-year term upon review by the School. Salary commensurate with rank and experience. Benefits include retirement contribution, health insurance, travel budget, and housing on campus. The deadline for application is February 27, 2023.

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/acc170f9-7c9b-414a-acb5-2f3ef8c4e848/mellon-professor-application. 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. Or, applicants may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the "Send Request Now" button on the online application form. The recommenders may also submit letters directly to adissinger@ascsa.org at any time.

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Database Manager

 

The Database Manager provides high quality administrative and clerical support to the Development team and supports the Director of Finance and Administration occasionally in administrative functions. This full-time position reports to the Executive Director. The Database Manager should have excellent communication skills, tremendous attention to detail, and self-motivation, and should be a forward-thinking and independent person who works well alone and as part of a team.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the development department and to the Princeton office as a whole, as needed.
  • Utilize fundraising database Raiser's Edge, including data-entry, running reports and queries.
  • Support donor relations through indirect means (mailings, emails, phone calls, etc.).
  • Conduct outreach and follow-up, including scheduling meetings.
  • Assist with planning and organizing programs and events, both nationally and regionally.
  • Identify and conduct research on high net worth prospective donors.
  • Provide monthly gift reports to key stakeholders throughout organization.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong administrative support skills
  • Well-developed customer service orientation
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and across organizational lines
  • Self-motivated, adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing work
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strength in building and maintaining relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Raiser’s Edge experience is highly desirable.

Assistant to the Director of the Athenian Agora Excavations

 

Possition in Athens - Deadline: September 1, 2022

Term: A full-time position beginning in October 2022 for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a PhD in Archaeology, Classics, or a related field or else have experience working with the Greek Ministry of Culture, and be fluent in Modern Greek and English. Knowledge of the history, topography, and culture of Athens in the past, broadly defined, preferred.

Duties:

  • To help the Director in the day-to-day administration of the business of the excavations and to stand in for the Director when needed. Reports to the Director of the Agora Excavations.
  • To liaise with members of the Greek Ministry of Culture at all levels in the business and priorities of the excavations. • To work closely with the staff of the Agora Excavations in assisting scholars and students working in the Athenian Agora or on material from the Agora Excavations.
  • To help with the planning and execution of the excavations and to assist the Director and other staff of the Agora Excavations in the post-excavation work of the project throughout the year.
  • To participate in the academic community of the American School and maintain an active research agenda.
 

Application: Please submit letter of application and curriculum vitae (up to three pages in length) online here. Applicants should also include a brief statement of research interests and likely area(s) of research to be pursued during the initial tenure of the position. Three letters of recommendation are required. Upon submission of the online application, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the "Send Request Now" button on the online application form. 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 September 1, 2022.

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.

Digital Media Assistant

 

Position in Athens

Term: A full-time position for three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities:

The Digital Media Assistant will work closely with the Digital Media Manager / Webmaster and the Director of Communications in preparing, generating and disseminating content promoting the work of the American School of Classical Studies around the globe.

The Digital Media Assistant will organize livestreaming productions of events that take place in the School’s auditorium, Cotsen Hall, and in the School’s media studio. This work involves preparing equipment and conducting professional filming and photography of lectures, conferences and other events that take place at the American School as well as preparing footage for the School’s video archive. In addition, the Digital Media Assistant will assist in maintaining the website, creating digital exhibition microsites, and producing content for Social Media. The work will require a flexible schedule and ability to travel.

Fluency in English and Modern Greek is expected.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Digital Media and/or Filming
  • Proven skills in photography and videography
  • Demonstrable experience in livestreaming and live event production, including use of vMix, OBS or Wirecast
  • Proven skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro
  • Skill in content production for Social Media
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Flexible working schedule and some traveling

Application review will begin on Friday, September 9th. Apply here. Please include resume, cover letter, and references.

 

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.

Founded in 1881 as the first American overseas research center in Greece, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is a not-for-profit overseas research institution, with an administrative base in Princeton, NJ and a campus in Athens.

As a consortium of more than 190 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, the American School is one of the leading American research and teaching institutions in Greece, dedicated to the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture from antiquity to the present. It is the largest of the eighteen foreign institutes in Athens and the only one that provides a regular program of instruction to students. The ASCSA offers a pleasant, energetic environment with dedicated professionals.

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

DEADLINE: January 31, 2023

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

Six-Week ASCSA Summer Session

Term: Summer 2024

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 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 attached policy 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.

 

18-day ASCSA Summer SEMINARS

Term: Summer 2024

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: 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 included: 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 attached policy See the policy.

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.

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

 

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