ASCSA Wiener Lab Research Associate Appointments

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Eligibility: Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a Masters or Doctorate in a relevant discipline. Applicants are welcome from any college or university worldwide. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.
Former Research Associates must wait two (2) years before applying for a Post- or pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Exceptions to these basic eligibility requirements will be granted only in extraordinary cases.
Purpose: To conduct short-term, focused research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as part of a program of research that addresses substantive problems pertaining to the ancient Greek world, or adjacent areas, through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Wiener Laboratory facilities are especially well equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also welcome, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to equipment and resources available elsewhere in Greece.
Term: Variable; up to nine (9) months with the next term beginning early September 2021. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment.
Compensation: Stipend up to $7000 plus waiver of School fees. Fellow pays room and board.
Application: All requests for Wiener Laboratory funding must be filed through the ASCSA application portal (
1. Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project
2. Project Description (max. 4 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12pt) including a) Objectives and expected Significance, b) Background and relation to present state of knowledge, c) Research description, d) Timeframe
3. Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research
4-6. References cited; Facilities, equipment, and other resources; Permits; Curriculum vitae following requested format
7. One (1) letters of reference from scholars in the field
8. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community
For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Lab Director) at
The award will be announced by March 30.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
We invite applications to the following program. The specific implementation of all ASCSA programs will depend on all relevant public health advisories.