George and Ann RichardsCivil War Era Center

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Call for Applications – Associate Director, Richards Civil War Era Center

Call for Applications – Associate Director, Richards Civil War Era Center

The George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, in conjunction with the Department of History, seeks applicants for an Associate Director at the rank of Assistant or Associate Research Professor. This position is a full-time, fixed-term appointment, starting July 1, 2021. The initial appointment will be for three years with the opportunity for renewal. (apply here – job #0000005537)

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in history with a focus on the long Civil War Era (roughly 1830s-1890s). Candidates whose research aligns with the Richards Center’s interests in slavery, abolition, and emancipation are especially welcome. Successful candidates must 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.

Primary duties of the Associate Director will include supervising undergraduate internships, pursuing external funding for the Center, managing communications, and working closely with the Director on scholarly programming. In addition, the Associate Director will be expected to maintain an active research agenda. Salary/benefit package is competitive.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references. In the cover letter, applicants should discuss their experience in managing, creating, or supervising academic programs, as well as in pursuing external funding. We will request additional materials and letters of recommendation from candidates who advance in the search process. Review of applications will begin November 2 and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions about the process via e-mail to

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