Appalachian State University, Center for Appalachian Studies
Director, Center for Appalachian Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||North Carolina, United States|
|Position:||Director, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University invites applications for its Director, a tenured, twelve-month faculty position with administrative duties comparable to those of a department chair, including responsibility for academic, personnel, and budgetary decisions. The Director will report to the Dean of Arts & Sciences and work closely with the Center’s Program Director, who teaches and coordinates curriculum development, scheduling, recruiting, and advising; and the editor of Appalachian Journal; both of whom report to the Director. The librarian of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection also reports to the Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and the Dean of Libraries. The Director supervises faculty and staff recruitment, hiring, and evaluation; coordinates faculty drawn from 14 academic departments across campus; manages planning, annual reports, and assessment; oversees state, foundation, and grants accounts; and presides at faculty meetings. The Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies will teach, supervise theses and internships, and serve in various outreach capacities representing the Center on-campus and off-campus in community, regional, and international programs.
We seek a Director who is an effective leader, collaborator, and advocate for Appalachian Studies. Successful candidates must demonstrate ability to work well across academic programs and disciplines. Candidates should have a successful record of teaching, research that connects to the Appalachian region, and fundraising, including collaborative grant-writing to support instruction, research, and/or community service. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field related to Appalachian Studies; should have already achieved appointment as associate or full professor; and have a proven commitment to excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and regional service. Candidates are expected to have experience in academic administration and demonstrated leadership abilities. The appointment starts January 1, 2014.
To apply, please send (1) a letter of application explaining your reasons for applying, highlighting your administrative work, fundraising experience, research, community work, and teaching interests, and (2) a curriculum vitae, including names and contact information of three references. Please send the application electronically (as one .pdf attachment, labeled with your name) to the search chair, Dr. Sandra L. Ballard, ballardSL@appstate.edu. Subject: Director search. Review of complete applications will begin July 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
Appalachian State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies, established in 1978, actively fosters regional study and research in Appalachian culture, music, and sustainability. The Center for Appalachian Studies, including Appalachian Journal and the Appalachian Studies academic program, is located in the College of Arts and Sciences and is closely allied with the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection of Belk Library and Information Commons. The Center for Appalachian Studies offers general education courses, MA and BA degrees, minors, and a graduate certificate. Additional information about the Center is available at appstudies.appstate.edu. Located in Boone, North Carolina, in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian State University (www.appstate.edu) is a member institution of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system and enrolls more than 17,000 students.
Appalachian State University is an AA/EEO Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Sandra Ballard at ballardSL@appstate.edu. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required, including a criminal background check, before the hiring process can be finalized. For more information, please visit: http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/academic-affairs.
Sandra L. Ballard, Search Committee Chair
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Rural History / Studies
Social History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
World History / Studies