Aphrosidias Field Director


Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street
10075 New York , NY
United States
40° 46' 34.7052" N, 73° 57' 51.0084" W
New York US
Sunday, October 30, 2011


Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Salary: Competitive

Type: Senior Research Scholar full-time

New York University and the Institute of Fine Arts seek to appoint a Field Director for the NYU Excavations at Aphrodisias in Turkey.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Classical Archaeology or Ancient Art History, good experience of the administration and organization of a large research project, good experience in excavation and field work in Anatolia of the later Greek and Roman periods, and some knowledge of the language and research procedures of modern Turkey.

The Field Director will report to the Project Director and Deputy Project Director on the organization and supervision of field work at Aphrodisias and on the management and administration of the project and its records in the Aphrodisias Research Office and Archive located at the Institute of Fine Arts. The Field Director will also coordinate the project’s publications program.

The appointment will be for three years, with possible renewal for two more years. In New York, the Field Director will be based in the Research Office and Archive at the Institute of Fine Arts, and in Turkey at the projects’s Excavation House at Aphrodisias.

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

Letters of application with curriculum vitae, and names of three referees should be sent by OCTOBER 30, 2011 to Brenda Phifer Shrobe, Assistant to the Director for Administration and Human Resources.


About the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU is dedicated to graduate teaching and advanced research in the history of art, archaeology, and the conservation and technology of works of art.  It offers the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy, the Advanced Certificate in Conservation of Works of Art, and the Certificate in Curatorial Studies issued jointly with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The courses of study prepare students to enter careers in university teaching, museum work, independent research and writing, art criticism, and art conservation.  Research is as important a part of the program as is classroom instruction.

The study of ancient Mediteranean and Near Eastern art is one of the traditional strengths of the Institute, supported by a large permanent and adjunct faculty, excavations in Samothrace, Aphrodisias, and Abydos, a full library, and a rich collection of visual resources.  Located at 1 East 78th Street, the Institute maintains strong ties to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Department of Classics at NYU.

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Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
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Brenda P. Shrobe