Jobs for Medievalists


Location: Athens, Greece
Deadline: November 15, 2013

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) invites applications for the position of Director of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory of Archaeological Science (WL). The primary responsibility of the director of WL is, in consultation with ASCSA officials and the WL advisory committee, to develop and implement research goals for the laboratory and to oversee its day-to-day operation. This is a fulltime position and requires significant experience in the archaeological sciences, especially as they relate to Mediterranean archaeology, and administrative skills. The position reports to the Director of ASCSA and is a member of the senior academic and administrative staff in Athens.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with rank and experience. Term beginning July 14, 2014 to be negotiated (normally three-year renewable).

At time of application candidates are required to have 1) a Ph.D. in archaeological science or a related field; 2) research and laboratory experience in the archaeological sciences, especially in bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, or environmental sciences; 3) an established publication record in archaeological science; and 4) a strong record of external funding.

Preferred qualifications include experience in 1) Mediterranean archaeology; 2) management, including in a laboratory; 3) collaborative research with archaeologists; 4) university teaching in the archaeological sciences; and 5) collections management.

The successful applicant will have as primary responsibilities the management and administration of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory of Archaeological Science. The duties require that the WL director 1) develop and implement strategic, prioritized research goals for the laboratory; 2) work with ASCSA oversight committees on setting laboratory goals and priorities; 3) manage laboratory personnel, physical plant, equipment, and collections; 4) support fellows and visiting researchers; 5) conduct laboratory policy including outreach to affiliated archaeological projects; 6) contribute to the academic programs of the ASCSA; 7) develop new and strengthen established networks with other laboratories and institutions in line with the research priorities of the laboratory; 8) lead in fund raising for research programs of the WL; 9) maintain a personal program of research and publication.

Please send a detailed CV; a cover letter highlighting your experience in the archaeological sciences, research interests, publications, and external funding; and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three referees. Please clearly distinguish between peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications in your CV.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Submit electronic applications online at (ASCSA,

6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540;

Applications must be received by November 15, 2013. Interviews will be held at the APA/AIA meetings in Chicago (January 2-5, 2014).

Established in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies is located on a 2.5 acre campus in the Kolonaki district of Athens, with administrative offices in Princeton, New Jersey.  The School currently has over 60 resident faculty and staff and hosts an average 250 students, fellows, and resident researchers each year. The WL is currently located in the main building of the ASCSA with planning for a new free-standing facility underway. For more information about the WL and ASCSA see and

Link to the advertisement on the ASCSA website:

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.

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