Modern Greek Studies Association


DIRECTORS OF THE ASCSA SUMMER SESSIONS (GERTRUDE SMITH PROFESSORS)

Six-Week Traditional ASCSA Summer Session: One or Two Positions ASCSA Field Seminars: Two Positions 

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

Description:See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions

Duties: Plan the itinerary of the session/seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation: Stipend of $9,064, plus travel and expenses, housing for the Summer Session leader(s) for eight weeks in total as available June 1 to August 15. See the attached policy. 

Application: A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support should be sent to:

Committee on the Summer Sessions :

Deadline: January 31, 2019 

The appointments will be announced by March 29. 

ASCSA FIELD SEMINARS 

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

Description:  The theme of the 18-day field seminars are open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; religious, public, and domestic architecture; ancient literature; numismatics; topography of myth; historical geography; the ancient economy; Roman Greece; Byzantine Greece; Ottoman Greece; the population exchange between Greece and Turkey; modern folklore; etc. 

Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, therefore, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar. Two summer field seminars can be accommodated, one in June and one in July. 

For more information about the ASCSA Summer Seminars 

Duties Plan an 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, managing incidental expenses, and submitting a report to the Director. 

Compensation: Stipend of $5000, plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks in total including the dates of the seminar. See the attached policy. 

Application: Along with a letter of application that discusses your qualifications, and a curriculum vitae, please submit a description of the seminar, and a preliminary 18-day itinerary indicating which sites would be visited and how much time would ideally be spent in and out of Athens. 

These materials and three letters of support should be sent to:

Committee on the Summer Sessions

Deadline: January 31, 2019 

The appointments will be announced by March 29. 

 

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. 

Directors of the Summer Sessions and Seminars Policy on Spouses and Partners/ Joint Directorships 

I. Spouses/Partners and dependents
Spouses and partners of Summer Session directors are welcome at the School and may share in the opportunity of participating in the Summer Session. Spouses/partners may share with the Summer Session Director whatever housing arrangements are provided by the School in Loring Hall or on the School campus. Spouses/partners may also accompany the group on trips sharing a room with the session director. Dependents can sometimes be accommodated at the School. Meals at Loring Hall for spouses will be offered at one-half the senior meal rate and dependents will be offered at one-half the student rate. Spouses and dependents are responsible for their own meals on the School trips. The School will not offer transportation for spouses/partners and dependents to and from Greece. In order to avoid distractions to participants and directors, children under the age of 13 may not travel on overnight trips.
 

II. Joint Directorships
The School allows for joint applications for the directorships of the Summer Sessions. Decisions regarding dual appointments must be made at the time of application. Requests to add a joint director after the initial appointments have been made will not be approved. If a joint directorship is awarded, the two directors would share one salary. The School will cover one-half of the travel expenses for each co-director to
Greece. The School will offer full room and board to both co-directors while at the school and on trips. In the case when co-directors are not sharing a room, the added expense will be taken in consideration by the Committee on Summer Sessions in consultation with the Managing Committee Chair and the Budget Director. Spouses and dependents of co-directors may not be accommodated because of space limitations. 

January 6, 2010