The American School of Classical Studies in Athens invites applications for Director(s) of the ASCSA Summer Session and Seminars for 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.
ASCSA Summer Session
The Summer Session program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is a six-week session designed for those who wish to become acquainted with Greece and its major monuments, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, material culture, and literature from antiquity to the present. Participants visit many of the major archaeological sites, monuments, and museums throughout Greece. The program has a strong academic component and participants are expected to research and then present topics on-site.
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.
ASCSA Summer Seminars
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.
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.