in the College of the Liberal Arts
invites applicants for the
position of Managing Director
at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Research Professor
. The Managing Director will report
to the Director of the Africana Research Center, and will work in
conjunction with the Director to identify and carryout initiatives
that further the mission of the Center. The Managing Director will
be responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing various
programs/initiatives within the Africana Research Center, including
the postdoctoral selection process, the grant award selection
process, and the Midcareer Faculty Advancement Program.
The Managing Director will also work closely with the Director to
identify and apply for grants that will support center programming
and strategic priorities, and will develop and manage Center
budgets, in conjunction with the Director. The Managing Director
will be responsible for creating content for the Center's website
and social media accounts, and assembling the Center's annual
report. In addition, the Managing Director will be expected to
maintain an active research agenda in areas that align with the
Africana Research Center (e.g., research related to African
American Studies, Africana Studies, and/or African Diaspora
Studies). Discipline(s): Open. Excellent oral and written
communication, organizational skills, attention to detail, and the
ability to provide timely support to diverse constituents and
inquiries are required.
Must possess qualities of professionalism and be able to multi-task
and manage/maintain confidential materials. Must have the ability
to work independently and collaboratively. In addition, successful
candidates must be solutions-oriented and either have demonstrated
a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse
campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision
doing so, given the opportunity.
Ph.D. required at time of appointment.
The Managing Director
will interact with diverse groups of people to support the unit
mission to promote an environment where cultural production and
discourse on diversity are nurtured to advance the research,
teaching, and outreach of the University.
Please submit a cover letter, cv,
and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of
applications will begin August 2 and continue until the position is
Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity,
equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual
uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad
and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and
institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to
help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an
essential element of our public service mission. This is a
fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with
excellent possibility of re-funding.
Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Managing-Director_REQ_0000016296-2
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