Full-time, fixed term position (5 years)

The British School at Athens (BSA), an institute for advanced research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, seeks a full-time, fixed term (5 year) Assistant Director to take charge of its teaching programme and communications, conduct original research, contribute to its fundraising programme, and oversee the security and maintenance of its Athens premises.

This is a 5-year, fixed-term, career development post intended to provide an opportunity to a person at an early stage in their academic career to develop their research activity and managerial skills in order to enhance their suitability for a permanent position in a university or related institution elsewhere. You will be capable of combining academic research and managerial tasks in a flexible manner, of facilitating the work of resident and non-resident scholars using the BSA’s facilities, and of officially representing the BSA. Residence in the School in Athens is a requirement. You will have completed a doctorate and have defined an original research project which can be completed while in post (and resident) in Athens. You will be able to communicate effectively in Greek, or to demonstrate how you will acquire this level of command before taking up the post.

The salary will be up to €25,000, with health insurance and rent-free housing provided.  The position is available from 1st July 2019. A probationary period will apply.

Further details are available at: http://www.bsa.ac.uk. Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the BSA Director, Professor John Bennet (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th December 2018. Interviews will be held in London on Monday 4th February 2019.

Further Details of the Post of Assistant Director, British School at Athens

The British School at Athens (an institute for advanced research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, located in Greece) seeks a full-time Assistant Director to take charge of its teaching programme and communications, conduct original research, contribute to its fundraising programme, and oversee the security and maintenance of its Athens premises. The appointment is for a fixed term of 5 years. You will have completed a doctorate and have defined an original research project which can be completed while in post in Athens. Residence in Athens is a requirement (rent-free housing is provided on-site).

The Assistant Director is the BSA’s second-ranking officer who may officially represent the institution at the request of the Director, and who takes charge of the daily running of the School when the Director is absent from Greece, working closely with colleagues from other Greek and foreign institutions. You will be capable of combining academic research and managerial tasks in a flexible manner. The duties of this post demand that you be able to communicate effectively in Greek, or demonstrate how you will acquire this level of command before taking up the post. 

You will be required to: 

• conduct your own programme of research and publication; 

• take overall charge of the BSA’s teaching programme at all levels (undergraduate, postgraduate, professional development, interns); 

• take overall charge of the BSA’s communications with the academic community and with alumni, and liaise with BSA members to ensure the smooth running of the academic life of the BSA;

• serve as Curator of the BSA Museum;

• oversee the security and maintenance of the Athens premises;

• contribute to the BSA’s fundraising programme, both in Greece and elsewhere;

• assist the Director in the preparation of Archaeology in Greece Online;

• perform such other duties as the Director shall from time to time request.

The Assistant Director is expected to be available in the Hostel for at least the hours 0900-1300 from Monday to Friday, and may not be absent from Athens unless the Director or another person authorised by Council is in residence. 

This is a fixed term appointment because the full-time office of Assistant Director is intended to provide an opportunity for a fixed term to a person at an early stage in their academic career to develop their research activity and managerial skills in order to enhance their suitability for a permanent position in a university or related institution elsewhere. The post-holder will be bound by the BSA’s code of conduct as set out in the contract of employment.

The salary will be up to €25,000: health insurance and rent-free accommodation will be provided.  The position is available from 1st July 2019. A probationary period will apply.

Further information about the post and the British School at Athens is available at: http://www.bsa.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the BSA Director, Professor John Bennet, by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (+30 2111022805).

Application:

Applications should be sent as an email attachment to the BSA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 17th December 2018.

Applicants are asked to supply the following:-

  • A covering letter (of no more than two pages), giving the applicant’s contact details, outlining their reasons for applying, giving details of supporting  enclosures, and summarising the applicant’s principal qualifications for the job;
  • A curriculum vitae, giving details of past employment, academic and other qualifications, language skills, other relevant experience;
  • A description (of no more than two pages) of the research which the applicant proposes to pursue while in post, detailing timetable and publication plans;
  • The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two academic referees, whom the candidate has contacted in advance and who have agreed to supply letters of reference which they will send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date.