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Assistant Director

The British School at Athens

Location: Athens - Greece
Salary: Up to €25,000
Up to £22,235.03 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2018
Closes: 17th December 2018

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: Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the BSA Director, Professor John Bennet ( 

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


Applications should be sent as an email attachment to the BSA at 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 by the closing date.

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