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Assistant Professor- Early Modern Mediterranean History at UC San Diego Professorship of Modern Greek Studies, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich Lecturer, Modern Greek Language and Culture, UCLA Assistant Instructor of Modern Greek, University of Pittsburgh Modern Greek Archivist for Special Collections, Princeton University Library Managing Editor, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML), at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors, American School of Classical Studies at Athens Administrative Manager for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College CUNY Other resources

UC San Diego: Assistant Professor- Early Modern Mediterranean History

The Department of History ( within the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce a search for an assistant professor specializing in the Early Modern history of the Mediterranean and the World. Our preference is for a scholar whose research and teaching utilizes a transnational approach to the study of the Mediterranean, and whose scholarship contextualizes and connects the region with the other parts of the globe such as the greater Atlantic world, Africa, the Middle East or South Asia. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2018.

Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving academic excellence and diversity. This search has been designated as a Diversity Search, meaning that previous and/or potential contributions to diversity will be considered and carry strong weight in the final selection process alongside research, teaching and service.

Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at: (

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Application materials will be accepted electronically. Please submit a cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation and a separate personal statement summarizing experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity. (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: Further materials, including syllabi, and a writing sample may be requested at a later date.

Cover letters should summarize research agenda, teaching experience and interests, as well as leadership efforts. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writers familiar with the applicant’s scholarly trajectory, teaching experience, and efforts to achieve equity and diversity. Interviews will be held at the meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington DC in January 2018.

AA-EOE: The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Professorship of Modern Greek Studies, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences. 

The Faculty for the Study of Culture invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Modern Greek Studies commencing on the 1st October, 2019. 

Applicants are expected to cover the field of Modern Greek Studies in its entire breadth, that is, Modern Greek language, literature and history from the Early Modern period until today. 

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification in Modern Greek Studies. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career. 

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met. 

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date. 

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples. 

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. 

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications, combined into a single PDF file by 30.11.2017 to the Dean of the Faculty for the Study of Culture, Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München: Email 

Lecturer, Modern Greek Language and Culture, UCLA

The Department of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in the language and culture of Modern Greece at the rank of Lecturer, effective July 1, 2018, with a minimum of three years of funding earmarked for the position. The appointment will be for an initial two-year term, with the possibility of annual renewal thereafter.

This appointment is part of an initiative to build a new center for Hellenic studies, and the successful candidate will teach Modern Greek language at the introductory and intermediate levels, as well as lecture and seminar courses, with readings in translation, on Greek culture and its influence from antiquity to the present. Experience in language teaching will be a primary desideratum; training in ancient and Byzantine Greek will be welcome, but not required, as will expertise in comparative literature, film studies, and other fields relevant to an understanding of Greek culture. We also welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applicants should submit the following by 4 December 2017, after which date the search committee will begin to review applications:

These materials must be submitted online.

Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor David Blank, Chair of the Search Committee: Email.
Please cite the reference number for this search in all correspondence: JPF03342.

We plan to interview candidates of interest via teleconference. However, some members of the Search Committee will attend the meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies in Boston in early January, and informal conversations may be arranged during those meetings, should interested candidates also be in attendance. The successful candidate should plan to have the PhD. in hand by the starting date of the appointment..

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see:
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Assistant Instructor of Modern Greek, University of Pittsburgh

Pending budgetary approval, the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center of the Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, seeks applications for one position of a non-tenure-stream Assistant Instructor for all levels of Modern Greek language instruction. The initial contract will run from September 1, 2018 through August 30, 2019 and is renewable.

Qualification Requirements:

The position will have responsibility for teaching 27 credits per year. Some additional administrative responsibilities may be assigned.

Salary and benefits:

Apply here  by uploading a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching statement (including any non-language courses you might be interested in teaching), proof of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student surveys, peer and supervisor reviews), and three letters of recommendation. Questions may be addressed to the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center. [email protected]

Deadline:  January 15, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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

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

Administrative Manager for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College CUNY

Job ID: 17557

The Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (BMGS) Program of Queens College is currently conducting a search for Administrative Manager. This reporting to the Director of the BMGS Program and the successful candidate will serve as the program coordinator and student advisor. The Administrative Manager is responsible for the management of the office and program budget and is instrumental in the marketing and public relations between this college office and the community. For application information and more details. Open until filled with review to begin November 18, 2017.


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