Director of the School

Institution Name 
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Position Rank 
Professor
Area of Specialty 
Fields of study of the Greek world, from prehistoric to Modern
Additional Desirable Specialties 
InterdisciplinaryStudies
GenderStudies
DigitalHumanities
AncientScience/Medicine
AncientPhilosophy
ClassicalArchaeology
ClassicalArtHistory
Mythology
ClassicalReception
AncientReligion
LateAntiquity
Educational Institution Administration
This position is 
Approved/Definite
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks a distinguished scholar and experienced administrator having close familiarity with the School for the position of Director of the School.  The Director works with the School’s Managing Committee and Trustees in developing and implementing the academic and fiscal policy of the School and reports to the Managing Committee through its Chair.  The Director leads the School’s mission in Greece and oversees the School’s activities, including its academic program, excavations, and other research.  The Director is expected to participate actively in the design of academic programs and the instruction of students at the School.  All department heads, including those of the Blegen and Gennadius libraries, the Archives, the Athenian Agora and Ancient Corinth excavations, and the Wiener Laboratory, report to the Director.  The Director also oversees relations between the School and the host country, especially with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, and is active in seeking funding opportunities for the School in Greece and in the E.U. Good command of Modern Greek is essential. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the School.
 
The term is flexible, two to five years.  It begins on July 1, 2017, and is renewable. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience, housing in the Director’s residence, travel and entertainment budgets provided.  The incumbent is not seeking a second term.  
 
The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is December 1, 2015.  Candidates should apply online, uploading a curriculum vitae and a statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words), at:
https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/director-of-the-school-application. Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support as a Word or PDF file to application@ascsa.org or mail a hard copy to:

Professor Peter Krentz, Chair
Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6 - 8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
 
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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