Director of Civil War Institute and Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND CIVIL WAR INSTITUTE
Gettysburg College announces the search for Director of its Civil War Institute and the Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies.
With the retirement in summer 2009 of noted Civil War historian Gabor Boritt, Director Emeritus of the Civil War Institute (CWI) at Gettysburg College and formerly the College’s Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies, Gettysburg College has launched a search for the next Director of the CWI. The next Director will assume the position in August 2010. This individual will also be named to the Fluhrer Professorship. The Director of the CWI is responsible for leading the Institute and growing its connections within the College and with outside organizations and constituencies. Specific responsibilities of the Director include administration, development activities, scholarship, and teaching.
The person ultimately selected as the next Director of the CWI and the College’s Fluhrer Professor will be a recognized scholar in Civil War era studies and a dedicated teacher. The Fluhrer Professorship is based on the teacher-scholar model, and the next Fluhrer Professor will be an active member of the College’s Department of History. In recognition of the duties associated with Directorship of the CWI, the Fluhrer Professor will have a reduced teaching load. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree in history, demonstrate a record of distinguished scholarship in the history of the Civil War era, and have the ability to administer and develop the Civil War Institute. For more information regarding the CWI and associated activities and programs at Gettysburg College, visit www.gettysburg.edu/civilwar/institute/.
No American college is better or more appropriately suited to offer exemplary programs focused on the American Civil War than Gettysburg College, a highly selective liberal arts college that was founded in 1832 and is located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. The College, which enrolls more than 2,600 undergraduate students, is situated on a 220-acre campus immediately adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
Applications must include a cover letter expressing one’s suitability for the position of Director and Fluhrer Professor and describing one’s scholarly and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and names and full contact information for three references. Note that references will not be contacted without first contacting the applicant. Applications or nominations should be sent by post to Michael Birkner and James White, Co-Chairs of the CWI Director Search Committee, Office of the Provost, Campus Box 410, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Electronic application materials will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.
Michael Birkner and James White
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies