A Student of History

February 20, 2008


Filed under: Early America,The Academy — John Maass @ 10:10 am

Siena College announces a search for a Director of the College’s new Center for Revolutionary Era Studies. The mission of the Center is to foster greater appreciation, interest, and awareness of the events and ideals behind the struggle for American independence. Of special interest is exploration and understanding the Revolutionary Era in upstate New York. The Director will serve on a three-year renewable contract with renewal at the option of the College. The Director will hold a PhD in history with a specialty in the Revolutionary period. Academic rank is open but the position is not tenure track. The Director will be expected to have published in his/her field and will continue to do so. Since the Center is housed in the History Department, the Director will report to the Chair of the History Department. Responsibilities of the Director will be to direct the Center and teach two American history courses each semester at the discretion of the department Chair. The Director’s responsibilities for the Center include, but are not limited to; applying for grants and seeking donors, producing and coordinating events, conferences, and workshops, coordinating with the Chair of the History Department offerings for the Certificate for Revolutionary Era Studies, chairing the College Center committee and scheduling meetings with the community, overseeing a budget, and maintaining collaboration with Saratoga National Historical Park. The Mission Statement for the Center is available at http://www.Siena.eduHistory. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Duties to begin September 1, 2008. Please send a cover letter, CV, examples of scholarship, and names of three references in confidence to Chair, CRES Director Search, c/o Laurie Hempstead, School of Liberal Arts, Siena Hall Room 321, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211-1462.

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