ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR
One or Two Positions for 2020-2021
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Term: Early September to June 1.
Eligibility: A senior scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School who possesses a significant record of publication and teaching and is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent funding from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.
Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars also participate in the academic life of the School in a variety of ways, especially by working closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and are encouraged to join School trips and excursions throughout Greece. A more detailed description of this position and a list of past Scholars’ work with members is available on the School’s website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/fellowships-and-grants/postdoctoral-and-senior-scholars
Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor, Sylvian Fachard, well in advance of the October 31 deadline when planning their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School. Please be advised that Loring Hall may be under renovations in the fall of 2020, and the academic year schedule may have to be adjusted accordingly. Project proposals should be flexible enough to accommodate possible changes.
Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on up to four of the five field trips (western and northern Greece, Peloponnesos, central Greece, Crete, and the Corinthia and Argolid) and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.
Application: On or before October 31, Applicants should submit the following materials online at:
- Brief statement of interest (1 page)
- Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) including list of publications
- Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
- Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
- Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece
Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31.
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