Director, Center for Advanced Research/Humanities
Director, Center for Advanced Research in the Humanities
Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications and nominations for the Director of its newly created Center for Advanced Research in the Humanities. The Director, who would report directly to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, should be a humanities scholar with a strong and active research record commensurate with the rank of full professor. Demonstrated ability to secure external funds, to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies, to work strategically with a faculty executive committee, and to articulate the importance of the humanities to internal and external audiences are required. A well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise at VCU is required. The successful candidate will have experience in areas such as budgeting and allocation of resources into academic initiatives, personnel management, and strategic planning. The ability to create, articulate and implement a collaborative vision and future direction for the Center is essential. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU required.
Please submit letter of application, full cv, and three letters of recommendation.
All material should be submitted electronically in PDF format to J. Michelle Wilde, jmwilde [__at__] vcu [dot] edu.
Review of applications will begin in mid-September and will continue until position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at MLA and AHA in January.
VCU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.