ASCSA Position Opening: Digital Humanities Project Assistant

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is seeking a Digital Humanities Project Assistant to work closely with senior staff in Athens to prepare the public release of a program that was originally developed at the excavations of the Athenian Agora for annotating the field notebooks. It is now being adapted and updated for more general use. The Digital Humanities Project Assistant will be responsible for communicating regularly with users of the program, collecting feedback, annotating new collections, producing content for the program’s website, and writing technical documentation. The position is full-time temporary, ending August 31, 2021, with possibility for continuation. Working remotely is possible but working locally at the School in Greece is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.
 

Digital Humanities Project Assistant applicants should possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degrees are preferred.
  • Fluency in English; preferably some reading ability in modern Greek.
  • Familiarity with archaeological research and terminology.
  • English technical-writing skills. Expertise in documentation writing, editing, or publishing is preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of computer programs. Experience with digital humanities projects, database design, metadata schemas, and scripting languages preferred.
  • Ability to read cursive handwriting in English quickly and accurately, and ability to type transcriptions from scanned, archival documents.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Applications including a letter of intent, a résumé, an English language writing sample, and the names  and contact information of at least two references, can be submitted to jobsearch@ascsa.edu.gr.
 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/about/staff/positions-available

The ASCSA is an EEO/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.
 

About the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is a private research and teaching institution dedicated to the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture, including literature, history, art, and archaeology from prehistoric times to the present. The School provides graduate students and scholars from North American institutions with a base and resources for research and study, including two libraries with extensive archives (the Gennadius and Blegen) and an archaeological science laboratory (Wiener Laboratory). It carries out excavations directly through its two sites (the Athenian Agora and Ancient Corinth) and also oversees other American archaeological field projects throughout Greece, in cooperation wi

DIRECTORS OF THE ASCSA SUMMER PROGRAMS

DIRECTORS OF THE ASCSA SUMMER PROGRAMS (GERTRUDE SMITH PROFESSORS) Deadline: January 31, 2020

Summer Session (traditional six-week course): One Position
Summer Seminars (18-day courses): Two Positions

Term: Summer 2021

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 Greek, stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

More information can be found at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/about/staff/positions-available

Inquiries can be sent to the Committee on the Summer Sessions: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 29.

For more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions:  http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer

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ASCSA – M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP

The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellowship in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903–1995), a scholar of the post-classical Athenian Agora whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

For more details on eligibility, fields of study, and terms please click here to download PDF or click here to read about this and other fellowships on the ASCSA website.

Direct link to the online application:
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116910/m-alison-frantz-fellowship-in-post-classical-studies-at-the-gennadius-library

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020.

ASCSA – The Harry Bikakis Fellowship

Deadline: January 15, 2020

This fellowship was established by Lloyd E. Cotsen, Chairman emeritus of the Overseers of the Gennadius Library, to honor Harry Bikakis, attorney of the American School, who exhibited much devotion and loyalty to the School during his term from 1979 to 1995.

Eligibility:  Graduate students at North American institutions, or Greek graduate students, whose research subject is ancient Greek law and who need to work at ASCSA libraries; or Greek graduate students working on excavations conducted by or affiliated with the ASCSA.

Terms:  Stipend of $1,875. School fees are waived. Fellowship does not include travel costs, housing, board, and other living expenses. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Application:  Submit an online application, curriculum vitae, and a project proposal. Arrange for two letters of recommendation. For more information about the application, visit the ASCSA web site at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral.

Link to online posting: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral

Click here to download fellowship details

ASCSA – The Jacob Hirsch Fellowship

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is offering a scholarship for the study of archaeology for the 2020 academic year.

Eligibility:  Students who hold U.S. or Israeli citizenship, and who are Ph.D. candidates writing their dissertations in archaeology, and early-career scholars (Ph.D. earned within the last five years) completing a project, such as the revision of a dissertation for publication, which requires a lengthy residence in Greece.

Terms:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Duration:  Commensurate with the School’s academic year, from early September to June 1.

Application: Submit online application form for “Associate Membership with Fellowship”, curriculum vitae, a detailed description of the project to be pursued in Greece (250-word abstract and a statement up to three pages, single spaced). Arrange for three letters of recommendation. Student applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application. For more information about the application, visit the ASCSA web site at https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoralDeadline: January 15, 2020

Web sitehttps://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply or https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral

E-mail: application@ascsa.org  

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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.

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