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Director of Publications
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Deadline: October 31
Position in Princeton, New Jersey

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Publications include the overall direction and management of the Publications Office; overseeing the assignments of the editorial staff and freelance editors and designers; working with excavation directors and authors to develop and produce assigned monographs; coordinating the review process for all submitted manuscripts; collaborating with the Editor of Hesperia; overseeing marketing and distribution; negotiating financial arrangements with printers and fulfillment agencies; investigating alternative sources of funding for publications; and exploring and developing new avenues--digital or other--for American School publications.

The Director is also expected to oversee staff in the Publications Office; write regularly scheduled performance reviews; create and administer an annual departmental budget; prepare regular reports for the ASCSA Managing Committee, Board of Trustees, and Committee on Publications; and maintain and expand the ASCSA Publications web page. The Director works closely with the chair of the Committee on Publications and reports to the chair of the Managing Committee.

Requirements: BA degree, with an advanced degree preferred; at least five years managerial experience in a publishing environment; background in classical archaeology, Classics, ancient art, or a related field preferred; and demonstrated knowledge of digital publishing and current trends in scholarly communication.

Alongside archaeological exploration, teaching, and research, publication is one of the core ASCSA missions. Since its founding in 1881, the ASCSA has published almost 250 books. These include major reports and studies on material culture recovered during excavations at the Athenian Agora, Ancient Corinth, and other sites that are essential reference works for all scholars of the ancient world. Since 1932, the ASCSA has also published the award-winning quarterly journal Hesperia, one of the leading periodicals in the field. The increasingly digital nature of scholarship is transforming the nature of publication in this field, and the Director of Publications contributes to institution-wide initiatives to support new modes of scholarly communication.

The position is full-time, beginning as soon as is mutually convenient. Excellent benefits, pleasant working conditions in the Princeton, New Jersey Publications Office, occasional travel to Greece, and salary commensurate with experience. Cover letter and curriculum vitae submitted online at: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-director-of-publications-application/.
Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to application@ascsa.org.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
 
Search Committee for the Director of Publications
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
application@ascsa.org

For additional information contact: Mary Darlington <med@ascsa.org>
Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD VISITING PROFESSORS
One or Two Positions
Deadline: October 31
 
Term: Early September to June 1.
Deadline: Application deadline is October 31, 2014.

Eligibility: A senior scholar with a significant record of publication and teaching in a North American institution and a member of the Managing Committee or faculty/staff from 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, which utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Whitehead Professors are encouraged to present a seminar during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise and to 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.
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 trips and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.

Application: 
  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
  • Statement of current and projected research.
  • One page description of proposed seminar and other contributions to the academic program.
  • Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece.
  • Three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the address below or via email to application@ascsa.org.
  • Applicants may be invited to an interview at the annual AIA/APA meetings or by telephone.                                                             
Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
 
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.
For additional information contact: Mary Darlington <med@ascsa.org>

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