BSA 1821 Fellowship in Modern Greek Studies

The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the inaugural “1821 Fellowship in Modern Greek Studies”. This three-year (fixed term) Fellowship is tenable at post-doctoral level and is generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The Fellow will have the lead academic responsibility for delivering the objectives of the BSA research project, Unpublished Archives of British Philhellenism During the Greek Revolution of 1821, carried out in collaboration with the National Library of Greece and as outlined in the Further Particulars. The Fellowship is tenable for three years from 1 October 2021. The Fellow will be based in Athens and will report to the Director of the BSA and be mentored by Professor Roderick Beaton FBA (King’s College London). The BSA 1821 Fellow will hold a doctorate in Modern Greek History or a closely related field, will possess editorial skills, advanced reading competence in English and Modern Greek and basic reading knowledge of French and Italian. Normally the BSA 1821 Fellow will be expected to have satisfied all the requirements for her/his doctorate no more than seven years and at least three months before taking up the post.

The salary will be €25,000 per annum, plus health insurance and a modest annual research allowance.

Further details are available at: and informal enquiries about the Fellowship may be addressed to the BSA Director, Professor John Bennet ( or Professor Roderick Beaton (


Applications should be sent by email as a signed pdf attachment to the School Administrator, Mrs Tania Gerousi ( by Friday 9 April 2021.

Applicants should supply the following:

• A covering letter (of no more than two pages), giving the applicant’s contact details, outlining the reasons for applying, and summarising the applicant’s principal qualifications for the post;

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

• 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 sent directly to by the closing date.

Equality of opportunity is BSA policy.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 9 April 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 1 June 2021, provisionally in Athens, but depending on Covid-19 restrictions or individual circumstances may alternatively be held by teleconferencing.

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