Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar

American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)

Deadline: October 31, 2023

Website: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115754/elizabeth-a-whitehead-distinguished-scholars-application-form

Term: Early September 2024 to end of May 2025.

Eligibility: An established 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. Applicants should hold the rank of Associate Professor (or equivalent) or higher. 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. Applicants should have reasonable expectation of being granted leave to take up the position should it be awarded. Successful applicants are normally given about four weeks from late December to early January to accept or decline the award. The Whitehead Scholar is considered a fulltime position, and holders may not accept other forms of employment during the tenure of the award.

Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that uses the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars 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 by joining School trips and excursions throughout Greece. A list of past Scholars’ work with members is available here on the School’s website.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, well in advance of the October 31, 2023, deadline when planning their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School.

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 any or all of the field trips and excursions that comprise the Regular Academic program.

Application Process

On or before October 31, applicants should submit the following materials as part of the online application:

  • 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
  • Two letters of recommendation to be submitted online by October 31.

Upon submission of the online application, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Or, applicants may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the “Send Request Now” button on the application form.

The selection committee may conduct a short interview as part of the application process, and finalists will be notified in advance. The appointments will be announced by January 15, 2024.

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