Director, C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience
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|Location:||Maryland, United States|
DIRECTOR OF THE C. V. STARR CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT WASHINGTON COLLEGE
Washington College's C. V. Starr Center was launched in 2000 and in a short time has established itself as one of the most innovative small centers for the study of American history and politics in the nation. In keeping with the heritage of Washington College, the C. V. Starr Center studies the ways in which the principles of the founders have been preserved and transformed in the diverse nation the U.S. has become. Center programs have ranged from the creation of the George Washington Book Prize for the best work on the founding era (a $50,000 award cosponsored by Mount Vernon and the Gilder Lehrman Institute) to numerous partnerships with private and public entities. Collaborations with the federal government have included the American Studies Institute, a summer program designed to teach American history to foreign Muslims and a Teaching American History grant ($1M) supported by the Department of Education. The Starr Center has also become an effective engine for promoting new approaches to the writing of history, supporting a wide variety of publications and conferences, and assisting the research of foreign scholars working on U.S. history. For further information please consult http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu.
Washington College invites applications and nomination for the position of director of the Center. The College is seeking a person with administrative skill and a broad and interdisciplinary grasp of American traditions and institutions and specific training in one or more of the following academic disciplines: history, political science, philosophy, American studies, and American literature and culture. Expertise in the revolutionary and early national period highly desirable; a record of successful scholarship and teaching required. Commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education necessary.
Major responsibilities: to manage and develop innovative programs for the study of the American experience; to build student interest; to sponsor and to support research and public outreach efforts; to forge connections with a broad range of professionals in academia, government, media, the arts, and education; to employ modern technologies to facilitate information exchanges; to engage in grant writing and other forms of fundraising; and to supervise the operations of the Center and its support staff.
The appointment carries faculty rank appropriate to qualifications and includes teaching responsibilities at a reduced load. The Director reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. Anticipated starting date: July 1, 2006. Salary competitive. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae and three references, including addresses and phone numbers, to Joachim J. Scholz, Provost and Dean of the College, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD, 21620. Washington College is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, has approximately 1,400 students and is in easy driving distance to Washington D. C., Philadelphia, Annapolis, and Baltimore. Initial review of applications has been extended to April 20, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. Washington College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Joachim Scholz, Dean and Provost
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies