Modern Greek Studies Association

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Director of Educational Programs/ Assistant Executive Director, Onassis Foundation USA

The Onassis Foundation USA is committed to the promotion of Hellenic culture. By cooperating with educational and cultural institutions in Greece and throughout the Americas, the Onassis Foundation USA promotes knowledge and cultural relations. The mission of the Onassis Foundation USA is realized through two major initiatives. The Onassis Cultural Center New York presents art and archaeological exhibitions and a season of major cultural and artistic events focused primarily on the humanities and science. The academic program, the University Seminars Program, organizes and sponsors the visits of eminent scholars from all over the world to universities and other educational and cultural institutions across the United States, Canada, Central America, and South America for courses and mini-courses on topics related to Hellenic civilization.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Educational Programs/Assistant Executive Director develops and manages all aspects of the University Seminars Program and other educational initiatives. The position will play a key role in (1) reconfiguring the Foundation’s academic programs to address contemporary challenges facing the humanities, (2) supporting innovative teaching and research in the Classics, and (3) exploring ways in which the Classics can be incorporated in the curricula of professional schools and enrich teaching in the natural sciences. Responsibilities include monitoring academic programs and courses at American universities that relate to Ancient, Byzantine and/or Modern Greek culture; collecting and reviewing proposals from universities for sponsorship of projects and courses; ensuring that approved projects are executed in accordance with guidelines and parameters set by the Foundation Board and within the approved budget; and managing relations between visiting scholars and host institutions. The Director/Associate Executive Director will organize special events, international conferences, and workshops; collaborate with the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (the parent foundation) and the Onassis Cultural Center Athens on various initiatives; and assist the Executive Director with administrative functions.

A Ph.D. in the Classics (Ancient Greek, Byzantine, or Modern Greek culture, history or literature) is required, though candidates with a related master’s degree and substantial experience will be considered. Additional requirements include experience in academic administration, outstanding English speaking and writing skills, and a good command of the Greek language. An ideal candidate will possess teaching and/or program development experience and strong budget management, computer, and administrative skills.

The Onassis Foundation USA has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 13, 2017 will be assured full consideration. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to James M. Norfleet. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

James M. Norfleet, Search Associate

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The Onassis Foundation USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor in Modern Greek Language, Literature, and Culture — Princeton University

Princeton University's Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and the Department of Classics invite applications for a tenure-track position (assistant professor) in Modern Greek Language, Literature, and Culture, to begin September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be appointed full-time in the Department of Classics, with "associated faculty" status in Hellenic Studies. 

We seek a dynamic and productive scholar of the literature and culture of modern Greece (15th century to the present) who is capable of innovative instruction at all levels, from introductory language courses to graduate seminars. The successful candidate will be able to communicate the importance of modern Greek literature to students and colleagues with interests across the humanities. 

PhD must be completed by start date. 

Applications must include cover letter, curriculum vitae (including language proficiencies), teaching statement, and a sample of research (article or chapter of about 20 pages length). 

Applicants should ask their referees to write by December 15, 2016, when the review of dossiers will begin. The position is open until filled. 

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.  

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Head of the John Miller Burnam Classical Library

The University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) seeks a dynamic, strategic-thinking and collaborative leader to fill the position of Head of the John Miller Burnam Classical Library (Classics Library). The Head of the Classics Library provides leadership for the delivery of responsive, innovative and high-quality services to the internationally recognized Classics Department, researchers, faculty and students and continues to enhance the library’s reputation as a world-class, top-ranking research library for Classics scholars at UC and globally.

The Head directs the work of the Classics Library and staff; cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with students, faculty, staff and library administration, as well as outside partners; works collaboratively with Classics faculty, librarians, and others to develop and coordinate both print and digital collections and services; serves as an advocate for library users; assists with the development of policies and procedures; actively participates in and supports UCL digital humanities initiatives and participates in the success and development of other University of Cincinnati Libraries’ strategic initiatives; and, serves as a member of the Management Council of the UC Libraries.

For the full position description and information about how to apply.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

One or Two Positions for 2017-2018

Deadline: October 31

Term: Early September to June 1.

Eligibility: A senior scholar with a significant record of publication and teaching in a North American institution who is a faculty or staff member at a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Candidates who have held the Whitehead Professorship may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

Project: Advancing research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Whitehead Professors are encouraged to present a seminar, workshop, or other significant contribution to the academic program and to contribute to the intellectual life of the School in other ways, such as mentoring or advising students and participating in School trips, excursions, and conferences.

Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Professor (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents) and School housing. Hotel and transportation on all fall School trips and transportation on all winter Attica excursions. 

Application: Applicants should submit the following materials online:  

Applicants should ask three recommenders to send letters directly to the address below or
via Email

Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232

Applicants may be invited to an interview at the annual AIA/SCS meetings or by telephone.

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

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

6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232  Telephone:  609-683-0800  Fax: 609-924-0578

54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece Telephone: +30-213-000-2400  Fax: +30-210-725-0584

Editor of Hesperia

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is searching for the next Editor of Hesperia, the official journal of the ASCSA. The successful candidate will work full-time, preferably out of the Princeton office, beginning on or around June 1, 2017. This is a five-year appointment with the option to renew.

Each candidate should upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references here:

All file names must begin with the candidate’s surname. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Lynn Roller, at [email protected].

Application: Review of applications by the Hesperia Editor Search Committee will commence on March 1st with phone interviews to be scheduled soon thereafter. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the Princeton office later that month. The position will remain open until filled.

Job Objectives: The Editor is responsible for all aspects of publication associated with maintaining Hesperia as one of the leading publication venues for scholarship in the fields of Greek archaeology, art, epigraphy, history, materials science, ethnography, and literature, from earliest prehistoric times onward.

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