ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS – STUDY IN GREECE 2020-2021

STUDY IN GREECE 2020-2021
ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for students and senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the medieval to modern Greek world, as well as the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences.

Position Available: Investment Liaison

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applicants for the position of Investment Liaison. The Investment Liaison will serve a three-year term, with the first term beginning after confirmation by the CAAS Board of Directors and running through the end of the Fall 2022 Annual Meeting.  The position is a renewable and volunteer appointment. Time commitments will vary during the year but average 2-3 hours per month.

The general responsibilities of the Investment Liaison, according to the CAAS Bylaws, are:

The Investment Liaison, who shall not be either the Treasurer or the Executive Director, shall serve as liaison to the investment manager or financial advisor retained by the Corporation and shall authorize in writing withdrawals from the Endowment.

A more detailed description of the responsibilities are listed in the CAAS Regulations and Operating procedures. The applicable functions are:

The Investment Liaison, a Board-appointed officer serving a three-year renewable term who may not simultaneously hold the office of Executive Director or Treasurer, shall:

  • serve on the Finance Committee and act as a liaison between this committee and the investment manager or financial advisor retained by the Association,
  • work with the investment manager or financial advisor to implement the Association’s investment policy,
  • authorize in writing all withdrawals from the Endowment,
  • contribute a section on investments to the written reports of the Finance Committee,
  • using our brokerage reports, divide dividend income and interest for the fiscal year into ordinary dividends, capital gain distributions/dividends, and investment interest, and forward these results to our accountants for our income tax report.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must be CAAS members and retain their membership throughout the term of office.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with the current Investment Liaison in the period after acceptance of the position to facilitate assumption of the position and acquisition of documents and electronic files.

Please send applications to Nominations Committee Chair Ann Raia (ann.r.raia@gmail.com) by November 15, 2019. Applications should include a letter of interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.

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Position Available – Secretary

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States is seeking applicants for the position of Secretary. The Secretary will serve a three-year term, with the first term beginning after confirmation by the CAAS Board of Directors and running through the end of the Fall 2022 Annual Meeting.  The position is a renewable volunteer appointment. The Secretary attends the Board of Directors business meeting in April and Fall Meetings in October; conference calls and emails are scheduled between meetings as needed.

The general responsibilities of the Secretary, according to the CAAS Bylaws, are:

The Secretary shall cause true minutes to be taken and kept of all meetings of the members and the Board of the Corporation. The Secretary shall perform in general all the duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as the Board may prescribe.

The responsibilities as detailed in the CAAS Regulations and Operating procedures:

The Secretary, a Board-appointed officer serving a three-year renewable term, shall:

  • take notes at all meetings of the Board of Directors, write up draft minutes and circulate these among Board members, and prepare final minutes to be presented to the Executive Committee for approval no later than a month after the Board meetings,
  • prepare minutes recording all actions taken at the Business Session of the CAAS membership to be presented to the Executive Committee for approval no later than a month after the Business Session,
  • serve on the Executive Committee and prepare minutes for all meetings of this committee,
  • receive, tally, and retain all mail ballots and attach these to records of actions taken without a meeting,
  • collect meeting evaluation surveys, tabulate the responses, and present a written summary to the Board,
  • maintain all official records of the Association other than the financial books kept by the Treasurer and be prepared to make these available upon request,
  • collect and keep the annual disclosure statements signed by all Board members
  • send all official records of the Association to the Archivist when his/her term of office has concluded.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must work or reside in the CAAS Region, i.e. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must be CAAS members and retain their membership throughout the term of office.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to communicate with the current Secretary in the period after their acceptance of the position to facilitate assumption of the position and acquisition of documents and electronic files.

Please send applications to Nominations Committee Chair Ann Raia (ann.r.raia@gmail.com) by November 15, 2019. Applications should include a letter of interest, the names and contact information of three references, and a current curriculum vitae.

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ASCSA NEH Fellowships – Deadline October 31, 2019

The American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA) is accepting applications for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships for post-doctoral and senior scholars.

Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 60 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Deadline to apply is October 31,2019. Click here to view announcement and details on ASCSA NEH FELLOWSHIPS.

Application: Submit Senior “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site by October 31. Click here for online application link.   

ASCSA website: www.ascsa.edu.gr or https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/postdoctoral-and-senior-scholars.

ASCSA email: application@ascsa.org.

Employment Opportunity: Main Line Classical Academy

The Main Line Classical Academy (www.mainlineclassical.org), a small, academically rigorous K-8 in Bryn Mawr, is seeking a talented, experienced, and enthusiastic part-time LATIN TEACHER for the 2019-20 academic year.

All MLCA students begin the study of Latin in 4th grade.  We eschew some of the more popular modern pedagogical methods which dilute the study of grammar and postpone engagement with original Latin texts.  Our Latin curriculum moves at a fast pace, grounded in rigorous study of grammar and syntax (à la Wheelock).  Already in fifth grade, children begin memorization of short poetic passages from Vergil and Horace.  By 8th grade, they transition from focusing mainly on grammar to reading Caesar, while continuing to review grammar and syntax.

For the 2019-20 academic year, the position will entail teaching Latin to grades 4, 5, and 6, with the total teaching load of twelve 45-min periods/week.  The position may develop into a full-time one in future years as we fill out the grades.

The successful candidate will have serious background in the study of Latin and the Ancient World as well as experience teaching Latin to young students.  He/she will be invested in our pedagogical method: intensive study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary and rapid progress towards Classical poetry and literature.  Special preference will be given to candidates with an MA or PhD in Classics.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter, including salary history, to info@mainlineclassical.org with “Applicant for Latin Position” in the subject line.

Click here for PDF – Job Description Latin Teacher

Employment Opportunity – Haddonfield Memorial High School

Haddonfield Memorial High School (Haddonfield, NJ – Camden County) is looking for a long-term substitute for Latin available November 7, 2019 (approximate start date) through March 6, 2020. Applicant must be able to teach all levels of Latin and have NJ certification. Application period closes August 1, 2019.

For more details and to apply online, click on the link below:

https://www.applitrack.com/haddonfield/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=460

Hesperia Fellow – Extended Deadline: June 3rd, 2019

The Publications Office of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) seeks a Hesperia Fellow to perform editorial work for Hesperia, the renowned scholarly journal of the ASCSA. Responsibilities include conducting bibliographic research, copyediting, proofreading, and liaising directly with authors, as well as any other relevant tasks as requested by the Editor of Hesperia.

Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a Masters or Doctorate in the field of Classical archaeology or Classics (within two years of the date of their application) are eligible. Applicants will have excellent writing and communication skills, and a willingness to learn and follow the strict style requirements of the Journal. They will be well organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively under the pressure of publication deadlines. The ability to edit onscreen in an electronic workflow is required, as is the ability to have regular electronic contact with the Editor via email and video chat. Experience with Adobe desktop publishing software is preferred. Previous editorial or publishing experience is desired but not necessary.

The Hesperia Fellow reports directly to the Editor of Hesperia and will work remotely. The position follows the academic year and will be 15 hours per week over the fall and spring semesters, with a stipend of $6,000 per semester and a possible option to renew for a second academic year.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, a brief academic writing sample of no more than 10–15 pages, and the names of two individuals willing to serve as references. Applications for the position should be submitted via the online form at:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/1fe0834e-27ff-4ad0-97f0-82dd8617a72f/hesperia-fellow-application
The closing date for applications is June 3rd, 2019.

The position begins August 26, 2019.

For inquiries, email application@ascsa.org.

PDF: Hesperia Fellow

FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2019-2020

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 146,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s from colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students, for work at the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY: Graduate students and college professors in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Up to twelve scholarships available.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

Please forward this announcement to eligible students or colleagues you may know who are working on a project in post-classical studies and encourage them to apply. For further information, consult the ASCSA website at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/gennadius-library/educational-programs/fellowships

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

Positions Available: ASCSA Summer Session and Field Seminar Professors

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SIX-WEEK ASCSA SUMMER SESSION Term: Summer 2020 Eligibility: Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, epigraphy, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern … Continue reading