[MGSA-L] Fw: Please Post: Director of the American School Position Ad

Van Steen, Gonda gonda at ufl.edu
Wed Sep 23 06:41:40 PDT 2015

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From: Mary Darlington <med at ascsa.org<mailto:med at ascsa.org>>
Subject: Please Post: Director of the School Position Ad
Date: September 23, 2015 at 9:20:59 AM EDT

Dear Members of the ASCSA Managing Committee,

All too soon the end of Jim Wright’s five-year term as Director of the School in Athens is approaching; he steps down in June of 2017.  On behalf of the Personnel Committee I am sending you the position ad which is also posted on our website at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/about/position. I encourage you to distribute the ad to anyone who you think might be interested in applying for the position. Please also feel free to send nominations to the chair of the search committee, Peter Krentz (pekrentz at davidson.edu<mailto:pekrentz at davidson.edu>).

As one of the most essential and public positions at the School, the director is ideally both an eminent scholar and an experienced administrator with good people skills. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2015.

If you have any questions about the process or the requirements, please contact me (jneils at ascsa.org<mailto:jneils at ascsa.org>).


Jenifer Neils
Chair, Managing Committee
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton NJ 08540
jneils at ascsa.org<mailto:jneils at ascsa.org>


Deadline: December 1

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 at 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.

ASCSA is an EO/AA employer

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton NJ 08540

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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