University of Louisiana - Lafayette, College of Liberal Arts - Center for Louisiana Studies
Director of the Center for Louisiana Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Louisiana, United States|
The Director of the Center for Louisiana Studies will lead the world’s premier research, archival and programming institution focusing on Louisiana culture, history and folklore. At the crossroads of the American, European, African, and Caribbean worlds, this dynamic Center is dedicated to researching, publicizing, promoting, and preserving Louisiana’s cultures and history. It is at the heart of a vibrant community with deep historical roots and traditions that regularly celebrates its heritage through festivals,concerts, exhibitions, art, forums, lecture series, and publications. The Center has been a flagship of the University in its efforts to explore, preserve, disseminate and celebrate the state’s rich and unique heritage since its inception in 1973.
The Center for Louisiana Studies is composed of three divisions: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, the Research Division, and the Programming and Special Projects Division. The Center also serves as a headquarters for the Louisiana Historical Association. The Director is responsible for all activities and personnel in the Center as well as directing the activities of the Center’s archives, particularly its important folklore collections, and the publications of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. The Director will guide development of collaborative activities with related academic departments and Center fellows; integration of resources and programs with undergraduate and graduate programs in Louisiana Studies; promotion of interdisciplinary research and outreach activities related to Louisiana Studies; and connections with related regional, national and international areas of study. The Director is a twelve-month, administrative position. The Center for Louisiana Studies reports directly to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Potential for faculty status in an academic department depending on qualifications.
Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in field related to Louisiana Studies (i.e. anthropology, folklore, history, public history, southern or ethnic literature, etc.).
Preferred: Strong record of scholarly research and publication, experience in program development, collaborative research and outreach activities; administrative, leadership, and fundraising experience.
Applications: Upload Letter of Application and Curriculum Vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Jordan Kellman, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, at email@example.com. For initial consideration, materials should be received by February 1, 2018.
See full vacancy announcement at: https://louisiana.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=78
Contact Jordan Kellman, Dean of Liberal Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
French History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies