COORDINATOR OF SCHOLARLY PROGRAMS
Duties: The McNeil Center facilitates scholarly inquiry into the histories and cultures of North America in the Atlantic world before 1850, with an emphasis on the mid-Atlantic region. The Center offers pre- and post-doctoral fellowships to encourage use of the Philadelphia area's magnificent manuscript, rare book, and museum collections, conducts a seminar series to promote intellectual community among local and visiting faculty and graduate students, and organizes occasional national conferences to foster interdisciplinary research.
The Coordinator of Scholarly Programs will report to the Center Director, with whom the Coordinator will collaborate and advise on planning and research activities, programming, grant-writing of grants, publicity, and outreach.
This position is also responsible for the coordination of 2-4 national conferences per year, including correspondence with and general assistance for external program committees and organizers, ensuring compliance with McNeil Center policies and practices, as well as correspondence with speakers and presenters regarding the intellectual content of conference programs, and coordination with office staff regarding conference logistics. Responsibilities will also include coordination of weekly seminars, which requires the planning of schedules, the recruitment of and correspondence with presenters, and chairing of weekly sessions.
This position also includes service as the managing editor of Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a publication disseminating the best new scholarship in the field. This position will be the contact person for all article submissions, referee reports, and other journal business, working closely with the editor in the selecting and vetting of manuscripts and recruitment of appropriate referees, as well as formatting edited manuscripts for final submission to the press. This is a part-time position during the academic year with a reduced hours over the summer months.
Qualifications: A Masters degree and 2 to 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Ph.D. in History, English, or American Studies is strongly preferred,, with research specialty dealing with North America before 1850 strongly preferred. . Excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills and experience in scholarly editing and planning of academic conferences and seminars required. Experience in grant-writing, public outreach, and social media preferred.
Reference Number: 02-25520
Salary Grade: PT
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: McNeil Center for Early American Studies (MCEAS)
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: Z-Non-Classified Staff/Non-Unionized Job Grades