Director of the School

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American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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Application Deadline 
January 31, 2021
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Deadline: January 31, 2021

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 Board of Trustees in developing and implementing the academic and fiscal policy of the School, reporting to the Managing Committee through its Chair and to the Trustees through their President. 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 for three years. The incumbent may choose to extend that term to a total of five years. The position begins on July 1, 2022, and is renewable for a second term under the same conditions (3 years, extendable to 5) upon review by the Managing Committee. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience; housing in the Director’s Residence, travel and hospitality budgets provided.

The current Director is not seeking a second term.

The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is January 31, 2021. Candidates apply online, uploading a cover letter or statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words) and curriculum vitae, at:

Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support to

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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This position does not require any teaching
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