ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
|Req #: ||143308 |
|Department: ||SIMPSON CENTER - MELLON GRANT |
|Appointing Department Web Address: ||https://simpsoncenter.org/ |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Job Location Detail: ||Communications, Suite 206 |
|Posting Date: ||04/14/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page. |
To ensure first consideration, please apply by May 7, 2017
| Reimagining the Humanities Ph.D. and Reaching New Publics - A Mellon Initiative |
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
One of the largest and most comprehensive humanities centers in the United States, the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities is dedicated to supporting cross disciplinary research and inquiry among University of Washington faculty and graduate students and to underwriting initiatives in the humanities, broadly understood, at the leading edge of change. The Simpson Center administers a budget in excess of $1,100,000, with endowments in excess of $11,000,000, and works with a wide range of academic departments and units at the University of Washington as well as with cultural organizations, institutions of higher education, and granting agencies and foundations in the greater Seattle area, across the country, and around the globe. The Simpson Center is known for its welcoming intellectual environment. It is also known internationally for its initiatives in the digital humanities and in taking scholarship beyond the academy to broader publics.
The Simpson Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Assistant Program Director (50% FTE), to administer its Reimagining the Humanities Ph.D. and Reaching New Publics program. At this time of accelerating change in higher education, the program addresses the pressing need to enhance doctoral education in the humanities and to take scholarship and teaching in the humanities to broader publics. The four-year program started in July 2015, and its work is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Assistant Program Director is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of Reimagining the Humanities Ph.D. and Reaching New Publics throughout the remaining years of the program. The purpose of the program is to provide a model for doctoral education that reaches new publics by establishing: reciprocal vectors between our research university and two-year colleges, with doctoral students mentored by faculty at two-year colleges in the Seattle District; funds for faculty to develop graduate seminars for doctoral students with components devoted to public scholarship; and summer fellowships for doctoral students to pursue public scholarship projects. The Assistant Program Director, working with the Director of the Simpson Center, will generally oversee the program; make policy decisions; develop and publicize the criteria for the selection of UW faculty and doctoral students at all levels in the grant; conceptualize, develop, and administer the two annual workshops; undertake research on the state of higher education; and document, assess, and report on the program. The Assistant Program Director will work under the guidance of the Assistant Director of the Simpson Center and will report to the Director of the Simpson Center.
| Master's degree plus 2 years of experience (Ph.D. preferred) in any field(s) of the humanities, broadly understood; demonstrated program- or project-management skills and experience, including logistical support; excellent organizational skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills; excellent computer skills, including fluency with the suite of Microsoft Office applications; ability to conduct off-site meetings with institutional partners. |
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Strong candidates will have a PhD within the past 4 years in any field(s) of the humanities, broadly |
understood; or, minimally, will have advanced to candidacy in their courses of doctoral study
Knowledge of the goals of higher education at the doctoral level, including familiarity with the
needs of humanities faculty and doctoral students in a comprehensive research institution
Experience with two-year colleges
Experience collaborating inter-institutionally and with persons of diverse professional backgrounds
and ranks, including faculty and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences
Proven commitment to social justice and attention to race and equity in higher education
Strong interest in teaching, innovative pedagogy, and in working with teaching-intensive institutions
Strong interest in Alt-Ac careers for humanities PhDs
Understanding of college and university administration
Experience in grant reporting and grant administration
Experience organizing workshops or conferences
Familiarity with and interest in the public humanities and digital humanities
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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