Thursday, July 17, 2008


Job Posting: Associate Director, Stanford Center for Medieval
and Early Modern Studies
À : Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Associate Director
Job ID 31062
Job Location School of Humanities and Sciences
Job Category Administration
Salary 3P2
Date Posted Jul 1, 2008

Associate Director for the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
50% FTE Three Year Fixed-Term Position
Start Date of Position is September 1, 2008

The incumbent will have primary program and administrative
responsibility for the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
(CMEMS), within the School of Humanities & Sciences. This position reports
jointly to the Co-Directors. CMEMS is a multidisciplinary
community working together to produce new perspectives on medieval and
early modern studies, rethink the nature of the field across time, space,
and disciplinary boundaries, and involve a broad range of
students, scholars, and community members in exploring the significance
and fascination of these earlier periods.

The Associate Director has overall responsibility for all operational
aspects of the Center including, but not limited to, the following:

* Coordinate workshops and events for the Center. This includes booking
rooms, organizing publicity and catering and corresponding with visiting
* Coordinate the capstone conference for MEMS workshop, in conjunction
with the graduate student workshop coordinators
* Write grant proposals to support organized programming drawing on the
Center's collaborative, multidisciplinary community
* Work with the Office of Development to identify potential donors or
community partners interested in medieval, Renaissance, and early modern
* Work with the CMEMS Co-Directors in developing all of the teaching and
research activities and public events of the Center
* Supervise Paleography/materials and methods graduate class
* Initiate discussions with Stanford University Press to develop a book
series including exploring funding possibilities for such a series *
Continue to develop the CMEMS website
* work with the Vice Provost Graduate Education (VPGE) and relevant
departments to establish trial program awarding grants to graduate
students in medieval and early modern fields for travel to archives or
summer language study, especially Latin

* Capacity to evaluate interdisciplinary research.
* Advanced degree (M.A. acceptable, Ph.D. preferred) in relevant fields,
such as (but not restricted to) medieval and/or early modern literature,
history, art history, languages, or culture.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Demonstrated administrative experience, with emphasis on program
management, budgeting, strategic planning, and event programming in an
academic environment. Sponsored research experience, including proposal
authoring, compliance, and reporting is desirable.
* Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in cooperation with a
wide range of people, from administrative staff to students and
* Strong public relations skills including public speaking, media
relations, planning and design of publicity and other collateral
* Expertise in basic computing and office applications (e.g. Microsoft
Office Suite, calendaring programs).

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