Modern Greek Studies Association

Job Listings in Modern Greek Studies

C. P. Cavafy Modern Greek Chair at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature have been authorized to make an appointment in Modern Greek Studies (C. P. Cavafy Endowed Chair) at the tenured level (Associate Professor or Full Professor) beginning September 1, 2018. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017.

The candidate should be qualified to teach Modern Greek language and culture and comparative literature and to fully participate in the activities of both departments. Expertise may range from literature, theory, and cultural studies to studies in performance, film and new media, translation, visual culture, heritage, and classical receptions. Preference will be given to candidates whose published work indicates cross-disciplinary links between Modern Greek and wider geographical contexts such as the Mediterranean, Balkans, Middle East, and diasporic communities worldwide. The person who fills this position will hold an endowed chair (C. P. Cavafy Chair) with a joint appointment in Classical Studies and Comparative Literature, and become the Director of the Program in Modern Greek Studies.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and research will be the principal selection criteria. In addition, demonstrated leadership or a high level of interest in program building and development are needed. The candidate will be expected to oversee the Modern Greek program in its curricular, scholarly, and outreach activities; to contribute to course offerings in both departments; to advise undergraduates and supervise graduate students in the relevant fields; and to work with donors, including the group that endowed the C. P. Cavafy Chair. As a public institution, the University of Michigan seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of application how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent and the publication record of a tenured professor at a research university. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to [email protected]
Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 1, 2017.
Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Modern Greek Archivist for Special Collections, Princeton University Library

3-year term position, with possibility of renewal

Princeton University Library seeks applicants with the skills and experience to manage and enhance data for Modern Greek special collections material, including archives, photographs, and ephemeral material. Princeton's Hellenic Studies collection is one of the world's largest and has particular strengths in early-modern Greek printing, the Greek enlightenment, Philhellenism and modern Greek literature and poetry. Primary duties include accessioning and description of new acquisitions in finding aids and catalog records as required by current practices and user needs, along with arrangement and provision for conservation treatment. The position will also provide support for developing the digital profile of the Library's Greek collections, and potentially foster collaborations with institutional partners in Greece. This is 3-year term position, with possibility of renewal. 

Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. Through a combination of exemplar services and world-renowned collections the Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 10 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.

Essential Qualifications: 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. 

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Associate Professional Specialist or more senior rank depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted via

Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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

One or Two Positions for 2018-2019

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:  A research project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Word limit for project description: 1500 words.

Seminar:   Whitehead Professors offer a seminar during the winter term (late November to late March) and contribute to the academic program in other significant ways, such as mentoring or advising students at the School and participating in School trips and excursions. Please note that the Blegen Library may be closed for 6 months during the spring and/or summer 2019. School faculty and students will have access to other libraries in Athens, and the Whitehead Professors will be able to work with the Blegen librarians in planning seminar activity while the Blegen library is inaccessible. Word limit for seminar proposal: 300 words.

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 five School trips.

Application:       Applicants should submit the following materials online here