Assistant Director in the Center for European Studies

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies, Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job Description:

The Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure accruing position at the rank of Lecturer, beginning summer 2022, for the position of Assistant Director.

The Center for European Studies is a Title VI National Resource Center and FLAS granting institution with grants from the US Department of Education, the Defense Language and National Security Education Office, and international grants through the European Union. We are a multidisciplinary area and language studies center focused on expanding awareness, interest and training in European studies across campus and the broader community. The Center facilitates the training of scholars and experts in European studies by providing a wide range of area studies courses in disciplines including history, sociology, political science, film studies, law, education, business, musicology, and many more. The Center promotes the learning of European less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) through language programs in Czech, Hungarian, modern Greek, Polish, and Turkish, and supports the other European language programs on campus through funding opportunities and outreach activities.

This is a forward-facing position that will require a high level of engagement with the academic community, including faculty and students, as well as with the general public and K12 community. The Assistant Director will play a key part in the Center’s outreach efforts, program development, and federal and international grant applications with a particular focus on humanities. The Assistant Director will work to build linkages with other units and faculty on campus and also within the community to promote the Center’s missions. As a central goal of the Center is to provide inclusive programming and reach broad audiences, the Assistant Director will work to create new outreach programs and materials for the K12 community that provide an inclusive and diverse perspective on European Studies. Experience with study abroad program development and management is also welcome. The teaching assignment for this position is one to two courses per year, in a field relevant to modern European Studies. Candidates who can bring diverse perspectives to the teaching of European Studies are strongly desired.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Teaching – 1 to 2 courses per year, in a field relevant to modern European Studies.

• Grant development, oversight, and management, including fiscal and programmatic aspects. The Assistant Director will also be charged with seeking new grant opportunities for the Center.

• Support and collaborate with the CES Director and staff on the development of new programs at the local, regional, and national level

• Development of European Studies related K12 materials and outreach with a focus on diversity and inclusivity to broaden appeal and interest, including presentations at regional and national workshops and/or conferences.

• Work with CES faculty and affiliate faculty to develop new outreach initiatives and further mission of CES

• Oversee general administration of the Center and staff

The Center for European Studies particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in European Studies are preferred or in a related field of study. Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at, search job 521109 . A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae , (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 15, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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