Job: Director of the Excavations of the Athenian Agora, deadline 31 January 2021

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an active scholar and experienced field archaeologist to direct its excavations of the Athenian Agora. Familiarity with the School’s program of excavation and research at the Agora is highly desirable. The Director administers the School’s plant and facilities at the Agora. The Director works with the excavation staff in developing and conducting fieldwork and documenting results. The Director supervises the management of collections and the publication of all finds. The Director identifies projects for funding and helps to identify possible sources of funds for the excavations. The Director participates in the School’s activities, including its academic program and the instruction of students through the summer volunteer program. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the Athenian Agora excavations. Command of Modern Greek is essential.

The term of residency in Athens is flexible in order to accommodate applicants who teach on semester and quarter terms or have other university teaching requirements. The initial appointment is for three to five years, with five years being the preferred norm. It begins on July 1, 2022, and is renewable. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience; certain travel costs are provided.

The Director of the Excavations of the Athenian Agora reports to the Director of the School and through the Director to the Managing Committee. The current Director of the Agora Excavations is not seeking a new 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:
ascsa.submittable.com/submit/178254/director-of-the-agora-excavations-application-form.

Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support as a PDF to application@ascsa.org.

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.

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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