• Annual Report 2015-2016

    Annual Report 2015-2016

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  • Greek and Roman Pottery

    Greek and Roman Pottery

     

    Postgraduate Course in Prehistoric, Greek and Roman Pottery:

    an intensive primer for the study of pottery in Greece

    1st  - 14th April 2017

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  • Introduction to Ceramic Petrology Course

    Introduction to Ceramic Petrology Course

    15-26 May 2017

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  • NEXT AT THE BSA

    NEXT AT THE BSA

    Fitch-Wiener Seminar

    Dr. Evita Kalogiropoulou, "Cooking up the Greek Neolithic: the case of cooking facilities in western Macedonia"

    08 May 2017

    Wiener Laboratory, ASCSA

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The Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens (BSA), a centre for advanced research in science-based archaeology, internationally renowned in the field of archaeological ceramic analysis, invites applications for two research positions in ceramic petrology:

1. Williams Fellow in Ceramic Petrology (full-time, fixed-term post for 3 years)

 

The Fellow will undertake research on archaeological ceramics as member of a research team, involving work in the field, the laboratory and the library, in order to produce publications of international excellence. In addition to Laboratory projects, the Fellow will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research initiatives. His/her research programme will be agreed with the Laboratory Director and approved by the Fitch Laboratory Committee, and his/her performance will be subject to periodic evaluation. The Fellow is expected to contribute to the BSA’s teaching programme, including the postgraduate training course on ceramic petrology organised annually by the Fitch Laboratory, and to coordinate the use and maintenance of the laboratory facilities for ceramic petrology (e.g. microscopes, reference collections).

 

Candidates must hold a PhD (or be close to acquiring one) in Archaeology or Archaeological Science combined with proven training/experience in using petrographic analysis with thin sections (optical microscopy). Importance is attached to familiarity with Aegean or east Mediterranean archaeology, and knowledge of Modern Greek is desirable (but not essential). Evidence of the ability to produce research publications to an international standard will be an advantage. Applicants should be able to engage in and contribute to a research group and develop research agendas.

 

The fellowship is for three years. The post is based in Athens, Greece, and the gross salary will be in the range of 25,000-27,500€ per annum, with health insurance and additional funding for research/conference travel (up to 1,500€ p.a.).

 

2. Ceramic Petrology Fellow for the ‘Corinth Punic Amphora Building Project’ (full-time, fixed-term post for 18 months)

 

The Fellow will undertake research, with emphasis on the application of ceramic petrology, in the context of an interdisciplinary project on the so-called Punic Amphora Building at Corinth. S/he will collaborate with other laboratory staff and an international team of collaborators on the petrographic and elemental analysis of ceramic and geological samples from Corinth and sites in the western Mediterranean, and the final synthesis of the scientific and archaeological results. S/he will work in the field, the laboratory and the library, aiming to produce publications of international excellence. 

 

Candidates must hold a PhD (or be close to acquiring one) in Archaeology or Archaeological Science combined with proven training/experience in using petrographic analysis with thin sections (optical microscopy), while any experience in combining ceramic petrology with elemental analysis will be considered as an asset. Familiarity with Mediterranean archaeology and the study of transport amphoras will be considered favourably. Evidence of the ability to produce research publications to an international standard will be an advantage. Applicants should be able to engage in and contribute to a research group and develop research agendas.

The fellowship is for eighteen months. The post is based in Athens, Greece, and the gross salary will be in the range of 25,000-27,500€ per annum, with health insurance and additional funding for research/conference travel (up to 1,500€).

Applicants who are interested in both posts should indicate this clearly in their cover letter; they do not need to submit a second application. They are asked to supply the following:

- A cover letter, giving the applicant’s contact details, outlining the reasons for applying, giving details of supporting enclosures, and summarising the applicant’s principal qualifications for the job(s); they need to indicate clearly whether they are interested in only one or in both of the two posts and provide relevant justification;

- A curriculum vitae, giving details of past employment, academic and other qualifications, any relevant experience, research interests and publications;

- The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two referees, whom the candidate has contacted in advance and who have agreed to supply letters of reference which they will send to the School Administrator by the closing date; Applications and references should be submitted via email to the School Administrator, Mrs Tania Gerousi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

- ONLY THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE WILLIAMS FELLOWSHIP IN CERAMIC PETROLOGY (fixed-term for 3 years post) need to also submit a proposal for a potential research project matching both the interests of the applicant and the Laboratory (up to one page);

Closing date for receipt of applications and references: 19 May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in mid June. The successful candidates will be expected to take up the posts from 1 October 2017 (negotiable).

Equality of opportunity is BSA policy.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Laboratory Director, Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Events

  • 08 May 2017
    Dr. Evita Kalogiropoulou, "Cooking up the Greek Neolithic: the case of cooking facilities in western Macedonia"
  • 08 May 2017
    Dr Matthew Skuse, "Tonight we dine in Duat: Egypt and the Peloponnese in the Archaic Period"
  • 09 May 2017
    Dr Ralph Wilde, "On the refugee 'crisis'and international law"
  • 15 May 2017
    Dr Joseph Skinner, title to be announced