Paris Institute for Advanced Studies Job Ad: Director

L’Institut d’études avancées de Paris recrute sa/son directrice/teur

Contexte
Créé en 2008, l’Institut d’études avancées de Paris (IEA Paris) a pour vocation d’accueillir pour une année académique des chercheurs étrangers de haut niveau, émergents et confirmés, principalement en sciences humaines et sociales. Il est un laboratoire d’idées, un lieu d’élaboration de nouveaux paradigmes et de dépassement des frontières établies, par la confrontation de disciplines, de thématiques et de traditions méthodologiques différentes.

L’Institut d’études avancées de Paris est une association soutenue par les principales universités et institutions d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche de la région parisienne, ainsi que par la Ville de Paris, le Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France, la FMSH et la fondation RFIEA.

Depuis 2013, il est installé à l’Hôtel de Lauzun sur l’Île-Saint-Louis. Ce lieu exceptionnel permet d’accueillir jusqu’à 25 chercheurs par an dans des locaux réhabilités en espaces de travail modernes et fonctionnels, au sein d’un cadre historique préservé. La capacité d’invitation de l’IEA de Paris s’élève à 200 mois chercheurs par année académique.

Missions
En collaboration avec les membres du Conseil d’administration et en lien avec le Conseil scientifique, le Directeur est le garant de la politique scientifique de l’Institut. Il participe à l’élaboration de cette politique, à la stratégie générale de l’Institut et à son développement.

  • Il/elle supervise la sélection des résidents en organisant le processus d’évaluation des chercheurs accueillis à l’Institut, en lien étroit avec le Conseil scientifique.
  • Il/elle veille à la qualité, à la cohérence et au développement des projets de recherche des résidents et au maintien du niveau de qualité de leur accueil.
  • Il/elle assure le suivi des relations avec les collectivités territoriales et les établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche membres de l’Institut, ainsi qu’avec le réseau des instituts d’études avancées auquel il appartient.
  • Il/elle est responsable de la préparation et de l’exécution du budget de l’Institut et assure le suivi de sa situation financière pluriannuelle.
  • Il/elle pilote le développement du mécénat, des demandes de subvention (en France et en Europe) et la réponse aux appels à projets appropriés.
  • Il/elle développe des relations avec la presse et les médias afin d’accroître la visibilité et le rayonnement de l’Institut.
Conditions
Mandat de 5 ans, renouvelable une fois.
Conditions salariales équivalente à un.e Président.e d’Université.
Langues de travail : français, anglais
Profil
Personnalité de rayonnement international dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales, il/elle bénéficie d’une bonne connaissance des mondes universitaires et académiques en France et à l’étranger.

Les dossiers de candidature, comprenant un CV et une lettre de motivation en français, sont à adresser avant le 31 mars 2017 à :

Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Paris
Madame Dominique Schnapper, Présidente
17 quai d’Anjou
75004 Paris
Ou par courriel à : recrutement@paris-iea.fr
Prise de poste : Septembre 2018

U Leeds Job Ads: Language Education (UK)

Chair in Language Education
Lecturer in Language Education (two posts)
University of Leeds, UK

The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Chair and two Lecturers in Language Education, to join the Language Education Academic Group in the School of Education.

The deadline for applications for all posts is 27 March 2017. Interviews will be held in late April 2017. For further information about these posts, and the application process, please follow the links below:

Post 1 (ref ESLED1034): from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. University Grade 10.

Posts 2 and 3 (ref ESLED1032): from 1 September 2017. University Grade 8.

 

U Westminster Job Ad: Education Abroad Officer (UK)

Education Abroad Officer
University of Westminster – Education Abroad Team, London
Closes: 2nd February 2017

You will be part of the University’s successful Education Abroad Team which is responsible for the management, development and delivery of the University’s Study Abroad programmes. Your role will be multi-functional requiring you to work across all programme provision, jointly managing a large administration workload alongside a client portfolio.

You will have worked or studied abroad and possess a proven track record in the management of all aspects of international study abroad programmes. You will demonstrate a dynamic, enthusiastic and enterprising approach to your work and evidence of being able to effectively manage a busy and demanding workload, organising and delivering on conflicting priorities, while demonstrating the skills to effectively self-manage your workload and also work successfully as part of a highly motivated team.

You will contribute to the development of programmes and customer-focused systems and processes for their effective delivery, whilst managing a series of customer relationships across a broad portfolio of clients, both internal and external, and across varied levels of seniority and cultures. You will possess exceptional prioritisation and communication skills.

You will have an excellent knowledge of university administration systems and processes as well as the external study abroad market environment.

Your role will have a strong administrative focus, so it is important that you have experience in maintaining and implementing robust administration and management systems and that you possess a high level of organisational, problem-solving and IT skills.

In addition, the development of social media campaigns and the use of social media platforms, both as a marketing and communication tools, are a key skills set required to undertake this role and you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in this area.

If you are a driven individual who is able to demonstrate a combination of robust administration skills, business acumen, a proven recruitment track record and a strong customer focus, then we would welcome an application from you. Interviews are likely to be held on: 22nd February 2017

For further information about careers and benefits at the University of Westminster, please click on the following link: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies

Candidates should apply via our website at http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/careers-westminster/vacancies.

A full job description and an online application form can be found under the reference number: 50014950

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.

U Cambridge Job Ad: Communications Manager, CRASSH (UK)

Communications Manager
University of Cambridge – Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Closes: 1st February 2017

CRASSH invites applications for a Communications Manager to support, co-ordinate and deliver the Centre’s publicity and communications. CRASSH is one of the biggest and most active research centres in Europe with research programmes that produce over 300 research events each year, from high-profile public lectures to small, research intensive workshops. The Communications Manager is a core member of the CRASSH team, working across all programmes to define key communications objectives, aims and messages of the Centre.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level and will be responsible for the Centre’s internal and external communications. She or he will be experienced in the uses of social media and print publicity and able to develop these to meet the needs of existing and new programmes. She or he will be editor of the CRASSH website, with overall responsibility for the content, writing copy and co-ordinating material from other content providers (academics, researchers, programme and project support staff). Experience with online and design software such as InDesign, Photoshop is required. A confident communications professional, you will represent the Centre at public events, build networks with School and central University departments, and be adept at leading and working within the CRASSH team as required.

Start date is as soon as possible. The role is funded for 12 months in the first instance with the possibility of renewal.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/11791. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st February. Interview date tbc. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@crassh.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VM10423 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Northwestern U in Qatar 2 Job Ads

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR (NU-Q)

Position 1: Director, Communication Program

Northwestern University’s first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), is searching for a senior faculty member to serve as director of our program in communication.

Of special interest are candidates with expertise in media economics, media industry studies, or related fields. The ideal candidate will be a senior scholar with administrative experience; the successful candidate will act as Director of the Communication Program, leading a faculty of eleven and working closely with the Dean’s Office on issues of faculty development, mentoring, and curricular planning. Such a candidate will have a reduced teaching load, but will be expected to lead undergraduate courses on topics related to his or her expertise. Candidates should have a record of publication and scholarly accomplishment commensurate with the rank and position. Relevant industry experience and demonstrated interest in the Middle East will be especially welcome. Earned Ph.D. preferred. The program director also represents the Communication Program across the school, in Qatar’s Education City, and at the home campus in Evanston.

Our NU-Q programs in journalism, communication, and liberal arts work to advance the understanding and practice of freedom of expression. Our goal is to build a Northwestern University legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which excellence in science, technology, health care, and the information economy are fundamental goals of our host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities.

Toward this end, we seek individuals engaged in visionary lines of teaching, research, and creative activity who will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff of women and men drawn from Qatar, the United States, South Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience includes Northwestern, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, Minnesota, and other highly ranked schools. Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q collaborates with sister institutions that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M, and Virginia Commonwealth and in 2017 will occupy its own 500,000 square foot building with leading edge teaching, research, and media technologies.

Apply
To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references to:
communication-recruitment[at]qatar.northwestern.edu

Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Position 2: Faculty Position in Media Management or Economics & Organizing Executive and Advanced Education

Northwestern University’s first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), is searching for a full-time faculty member to direct a new executive and graduate education program.

We seek candidates with expertise in the organization of executive university programs in media and communication, the social sciences, or humanities. The ideal candidate will have experience in building and managing such a program and how it is taught. In addition, the ideal candidate would be able to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in one or more of the following fields: media management or economics, social aspects of information technologies, or organizational communication. The applicant will be appointed to one or more of our three programs, in Communication, Journalism and Strategic Communication, and Liberal Arts. MBA or Masters with significant experience required, Ph.D. preferred. Interest in the MENA region would be welcomed.

Our NU-Q programs in Journalism, Communication, and Liberal Arts work to advance the understanding and practice of freedom of expression. Our goal is to build a Northwestern University legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which excellence in science, technology, health care, and the information economy are fundamental goals of our host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities.

Toward this end, we seek individuals engaged in visionary lines of teaching, research, and creative activity who will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff comprised of women and men drawn from Qatar, South Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience includes Northwestern, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, Minnesota, and other highly ranked schools. Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q collaborates with sister institutions that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M, and Virginia Commonwealth and in 2017 will occupy its own 500,000-square-foot building with leading-edge teaching, research, and media technologies.

NU-Q faculty-in-residence receive generous research and faculty development support as well a highly competitive salary and a package of benefits and overseas allowances. Candidate should be available to begin August 1, 2017. Rank for these non-tenured positions is based upon qualifications and experience.

Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references to: executive-recruitment[at]qatar.northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.

 

Director, Collegium de Lyon job ad (France)

Director – Collegium de Lyon
Université de Lyon recruits the Collegium de Lyon Director

The Collegium de Lyon is an international and multidisciplinary Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), focusing on social sciences without excluding exact sciences. Its purpose is to create an academic community based on a culture of excellence, supporting exchanges between disciplines, cultures and languages.

The Institute benefits from Lyon’s overall academic environment, coupling its research to the scientific and educational potential of the city (universities and grandes écoles, research networks, institutions), with the vision of developing cross-disciplinary reflections and launching pioneering research.

The Collegium de Lyon’s primary ambition is to link the Institute’s research program to the diffusion of knowledge for action. In the domain of public policy, it should therefore act as an intermediary between the research sphere and political and social issues. Research undertaken within the Institute should comprise reflections informing the construction of public policy: urban policy and planning, health policy and risk management, cultural policy, international relations and urban powers, development of heritage sites, etc and should be linked with Université de Lyon strategic themes : Global Health and society / Sciences and Engineering for sustainable development / Humanities and urbanity.

ROLE
Promotion of the Collegium Strategy and responsibility for its implementation:
• Source of proposals for the Board of Directors and the Academic Board to lay out the strategy and to update it;
• Implementation of the Collegium strategy defined by the Board of Directors;
• Development of public and private partnerships with national and international actors;
• Setting out and execution of the fundraising and sponsorship strategy, in collaboration with the Fondation pour l’Université de Lyon;
• Steering of the Program of Action deployment.

Coordination of the academic animation:
• Scientific animation of the Collegium in collaboration with the territorial partners
• Definition of the communication strategy

Management
• Interface with the Fondation pour l’Université de Lyon
• Preparation with the Université de Lyon President of the Board of Directors meetings
• Budget preparation and implementation based on Board of Directors decisions.

REQUIREMENTS
• Extensive knowledge of scientific communities in humanities and social sciences
• Bilingual French/English. Knowledge of any other language is an asset;
• Project management and public-private partnerships skills;
• Good knowledge of national and international funding mechanisms;
• Knowledge of national and international research networks;

Successful fundraising experience would be an asset as well as a good knowledge of Université de Lyon academic sphere.

CONDITIONS
The position is open to all European candidates. This is a half-time position, with a two-year and renewable contract starting on March 15th, 2016.

How to apply
To apply for this post please provide a cover letter and a CV detailing your work experience and skills and your main scientific publications.

All applications should be sent before February 19th, 2016 to Université de Lyon President by email.

University of California, Berkeley job ad: Intercultural Training Specialist

Intercultural Training Specialist
University of California, Berkeley
Date Posted: October 7, 2015
Type: Non tenure track
Employment Type: Full-time

International House
International House is a non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines. I-House provides nearly 600 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together. I-House’s rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.

Center for Intercultural Leadership
The Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) is a center of excellence for training and research to advance leadership, understanding and collaboration across cultures. CIL offers programs and trainings for International House, the UC Berkeley campus, the corporate world, and not-for-profit organizations.

Responsibilities
We are in search of a unique candidate to join our dynamic Intercultural Leadership team. This position reports to the Director of CIL. The successful candidate will be an experienced technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the field and recognized expertise in specific areas. Problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources. Functions with a high degree of autonomy. Serves as liaison with campus and community groups who have interest in the field of intercultural communication. The position will have some or all of the following responsibilities:

Program/Curriculum Design and Planning
• Researches and develops new workshop curriculum for other intended audiences
• Improves design of current intercultural professional development workshops for staff, student and corporate/non-profit populations
• Uses considerable discretion to determine methods and procedures for current and new course offerings and topics
• Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for I-House intercultural education and training programs
• Coordinates instructor objectives with methods of instruction;
• Stays up to date on current methodologies, theories, tools, and research in the intercultural education field. Continuing professional development required.Training and Instructional Services
• Leads workshops on intercultural education topics for multiple audiences
• Recruits, selects, orients, evaluates and supervises qualified accredited and/or certified instructors, as needed
• Co-facilitates educational workshops with CIL trainers;
• Establishes evaluation criteria for measuring desired results and impact, in conjunction with the CIL Director and other staff
Marketing and Outreach
• In conjunction with CIL staff and the I-House Communications team, helps to create marketing materials for CIL in print and electronically
• Strategizes with CIL staff and Communications team to create and deliver consistent and effective messaging to constituents
• Promotes I-House intercultural education and training programs on and off campus;
• Develops relationships with on- and off-campus constituents to recruit participants to attend CIL training opportunities
• Builds and maintains relationships with outside (non-campus affiliated companies and organizations)
• Coordinates activities and materials designed to promote awareness of the Center for Intercultural Leadership within the campus community and to the general publicEvaluation and Research: Continually conducts program evaluation
• Establishes evaluation criteria for measuring desired results and impact
• Researches similar existing programs at other institutions
• Conducts relevant intercultural research at International House, when neededAdministrative Duties
• Ensures each initiative and program has a project plan; leads projects toward timely execution
• Actively completes multiple projects’ tasks in accordance with agreed-upon project plans, and in conjunction with CIL staff
• Develops, prepares and reconciles budget for program(s)
• Orders supplies, improves resource library, and maintains office environment

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience and training
Three to five years in Intercultural Training in a university or higher education setting
Clear and precise English speaking and writing proficiency required
Courteous and professional demeanor with composed personality and responsive disposition
Ability to understand and serve a highly diverse resident and client population
Three references required at the time of application

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Intercultural Communications or related field from accredited university
Working knowledge of UC Berkeley campus, colleges, schools and departments and their services and functions
Ability to speak, read and write at least one language other than English

Salary
Hiring Range: $4375.00 minimum Monthly – 6691.67 midpoint Monthly
Comprehensive benefits package offered by the University

To Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying online.

Additional Information
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

University of Sydney job ad: China Studies

Director, China Studies Centre
The University of Sydney
Closes: 29th November 2015
Job Ref: 1632/0715

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The University is seeking a Director for its China Studies Centre, which formally began operations in January 2011. The Centre was established to respond to the need for an innovative understanding of China and its impact on Australian society in the face of increasing interdependence and strategic global change. It represents a comprehensive endeavour to harness existing cross-disciplinary expertise within the University to provide a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of China’s rapidly changing economy and society. The Centre will coordinate and provide direction to the University’s work on and in China across the whole range of academic activities, including research, education and outreach. It also aids social, cultural and economic interactions between Australia and China beyond Canberra and Beijing, and be an informed voice in Australia-China relations. The Centre provides:
• A hub for cross-disciplinary education and research
• A centre for leadership programs
• A network for deeper and broader engagement with government, business and civil society, with a focus on local China beyond Beijing
• A voice for commentary, dialogue, informed discussion and outreach to Australian and Chinese societies, to help each know the other better and to prosper together
• A global platform for articulating Australia’s perspectives on China.

The Director will be a senior academic in any area of Chinese Studies and will have a distinguished international profile. She or he will also have a sophisticated appreciation of the rapid changes affecting the Chinese economy and society. A strong track record in competitive grant awards and attracting external research funding, and experience in undertaking collaborative research are also required. The Director will have excellent leadership and management skills, as well as high-level interpersonal skills. An understanding of the diversity and tensions in the field of Chinese Studies, and the demonstrated capacity to undertake outreach and engage the wider community are particularly important. The Director will be appointed as a professor of the University and, as such, she or he will also be expected to meet the University’s general criteria for an appointment at the professorial level.

TERM & REMUNERATION
The position is full time for a period of five years in the first instance with a possibility for renewal. A salary package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated.

APPLY
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website; search by the reference number 1632/0715 for more information and to apply.

Specific enquiries concerning the position should be directed to Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor.

For general recruitment enquiries please contact Mr Fabrice Noël, Principal Recruitment Consultant.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 29 November 2015 (Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

© University of Sydney

University of New Mexico job ad

The Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico invites applicants at the rank of a senior associate professor or professor with tenure to be appointed chair. The successful applicant must be a scholar able to lead an integrated department with graduate programs in communication and undergraduate programs in communication, journalism and mass communication.  The applicant should be able to demonstrate strong organizational skills and be dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and service.  The ideal candidate should be able to encourage collaboration and enhance learning opportunities with community organizations, professionals and public media outlets.

The chair position is typically a four-year, renewable term, contingent on favorable annual evaluations.  Duties include ensuring delivery of the curriculum, managing faculty and staff, as well as the budgets and program assessments and fostering faculty and graduate student research.  The chair represents the Department within the College and greater University and also facilitates collaboration with other university units. The date of appointment is August 2016, prior to the commencement of the fall semester.

The doctoral program specializes in culture with emphases in intercultural communication, health communication, and mass communication.  It enjoys a national/international reputation in intercultural communication. The MA program offers a general communication degree and the Department has over 800 undergraduate students majoring in communication, strategic communication and multimedia journalism.  The Department currently has 25 full-time faculty.

The Department of Communication & Journalism is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. A&S is the largest and most diverse of UNM’s eleven colleges and schools.

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, with nearly 35,000 students on the main and branch campuses. UNM offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.

UNM is located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. It is an ethnically diverse city in a metropolitan area of over 900,000 that has been listed as one of the best places to live in the United States. The city has rich cultural diversity and offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure. The University is located one hour south of Santa Fe and within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains, which feature excellent hiking, biking, rock climbing and skiing.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.      Doctorate in communication, journalism, mass communication or a related field.
2.      Achieved the rank of senior associate or full professor.
3.      Administrative/leadership experience at the department level or higher.

Preferred Qualifications:
1.      Record of excellence as a leading communication scholar.
2.      Demonstration of leadership experience at the university, department or community levels.
3.      Ability to address the needs of a department that integrates communication, journalism and mass communication.
4.      Demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate students.
5.      Ability or potential for obtaining external funding to support research and teaching.
6.      Record of active participation in academic and professional associations.
7.      A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application Process:  A complete application consists of:  (1) letter of interest identifying scholarship, areas of administrative/leadership experience and teaching experience; (2) academic curriculum vita; and (3) three letters of references.  Reference letters should be emailed as PDF files from the letters’ authors directly to Dr. Phil Ganderton, Senior Associate Dean AND to Dr. Janet Shiver, Chair, Communication & Journalism.   References will be contacted for all semifinalists.

Submit application materials online.  For best consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15, 2015, and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. For more information, contact, Dr. Janet Shiver, Chair, Communication & Journalism. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

University of Nebraska job ad: Judaic Studies

Director of the Harris Center for Judaic Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

We are seeking an exceptional and dynamic individual in the area of Jewish studies who will lead and serve as Director of the Norman and Bernice Harris Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), a public land grant research university and member of the Big 10/Committee on Institutional Cooperation, with a total enrollment of over 25,000 students. The Harris Center for Judaic Studies promotes and supports scholarship in Jewish civilization and the nature and history of anti-Semitism. The Center administers and interdisciplinary minor in Jewish Studies, support for undergraduate and graduate research, and a program of public lectures and conferences, and oversees a scholarly community for faculty working on topics related to Jewish Studies.

We are seeking faculty members at the associate to full professor level who have active scholarship or creative activity in Jewish studies. Field of expertise is open within the social sciences and humanities. The tenure home will be within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Director will provide leadership and administrative oversight for the Center and foster the full potential of the Center through innovative collaboration within UNL and outreach to the Lincoln and Omaha communities.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities with expertise in Jewish studies; a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service; and a vision for enhancing the research and educational programs of the Center. Requirements also include excellent communication skills, both oral and written; evidence of community engagement; demonstrable leadership ability; and an interest in working with the University Foundation, donors, and alumni to support fundraising. The preferred candidate will have at least two years of experience in program development and budget planning.

To be considered for this position, candidates should apply online, requisition #F_150259, and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative form. Application materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, the names of three references, and brief research, teaching and administrative statements. Inquiries regarding the position or the application process should be directed to: JSDirectorSearch@unl.edu, or Judaic Studies Search Committee Chair, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1223 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0312. Screening of applicants will begin on January 4, 2016; however, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.