Sunday, May 22, 2011

Opening: SAR Director of Scholar Programs

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is seeking a new Director of Scholar Programs to succeed Dr. Nancy Owen Lewis, who is retiring after 13 years of service to SAR. Dr. Owen Lewis will remain a member of the SAR community as a Research Associate.

The Director of Scholar Programs directs activities of the Resident Scholar and Advanced Seminar Programs, the Colloquium Series, and the J. I. Staley Prize. The position is responsible for the activities of the Catherine McElvain Library. The Director reports to the Vice President for Academic & Institutional Advancement.

Characteristic Duties: The Director has the following responsibilities:

-Solicits applications for the Resident Scholar, Summer Scholar, Advanced Seminar, and Short Seminar Programs; solicits nominations for the J. I. Staley Program;
-Facilitates processing and review of nominations and proposals, including participation in internal review committees;
-Oversees arrangements for seminar and panel participants, and organizes and conducts the panel meetings;
-Organizes special events relating to scholar and Staley activities, including the Staley award ceremony;
-Coordinates the arrival, orientation, departure, and other activities of Resident Scholars;
-Organizes the colloquium series, including arranging for speakers and distributing announcements;
-Publicizes program activities, including through mailings, articles, and website updates;
-Supervises the program assistant and library staff;
-Coordinates Scholar Programs with allied and complementary programming in the Indian Arts Research Center and SAR Press;
-Assists with development initiatives, including grant proposals and reporting, as needed;
-Prepares the division’s budget and oversees expenditures;
-Provides reports, as directed, for the School’s Board of Managers and assists with meetings of its Academic and Artistic Affairs Committee;
-Maintains progress in academic development/research.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in cultural anthropology or related field; excellent organizational skills; advanced computer skills, including working knowledge of Word, Access, and Excel; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; good working knowledge of library functions; ability to interact positively with fellow workers and visiting scholars; general knowledge of non-profit operations, including development activities; ability to track multiple projects simultaneously; ability to oversee maintenance of program-related campus facilities; supervisory experience.

Desired Qualifications: Experience in multiple subfields of anthropology; record of juried publications; non-profit management experience; experience with grant writing and reporting; experience coordinating events for a scholarly audience; experience in organizing conferences. Applicants also will be evaluated on promise of future scholarly production and on breadth of scholarly interests.

Salary: Comparable to beginning assistant professor level. Benefits include insurance and retirement packages, as well as generous leave and research time.

Schedule: The position is exempt. The typical work week is Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends for special events.

Starting Date: August 1, 2011 is preferred, but the starting date is negotiable.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin June 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Applications, including curriculum vita and list of references, can be mailed to Carol Sandoval, Personnel Director, School for Advanced Research P.O. Box 2188, Santa Fe, NM 87540-2188. For more information, please contact Ms. Sandoval at sandoval[at] or 505-954-7221.

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