Associate Professional Specialist in Public and Global Humanities

Princeton University

The Council of the Humanities and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies are developing public and global humanities programs at Princeton and overseas, with a focus on the recently established Princeton University Athens Center. The Associate, or more senior, Professional Specialist supports the Council Executive Director and the Seeger Center Director in developing campus collaborations and Princeton-led international programs in research, teaching, service, and public engagement. Under the direction of the Council and Seeger Center Directors, the Specialist will design, implement, and manage short-term pilot projects and innovative programs in international and interdisciplinary studies. The Specialist will serve the joint initiative in relation to the Princeton Athens Center. He/she will also support public and global humanities initiatives for each unit. For the Council, the focus will be on internationalization and public engagement, developing models for international learning and collaborative research in the humanities, and engaging a diversity of publics. For the Seeger Center, the position will focus on developing term-time, intersession, and summer activities to take place in Greece (e.g., study abroad, research, and service), and on establishing channels for connecting the Athens Center to the Seeger Center's programs in Princeton, including visiting faculty and postdoctoral researchers and graduate/undergraduate certificates. Curriculum and Program Development: The Specialist will primarily assist with planning/strategy for study abroad, certificate programs, and international content/experience; internships; curricula with international, public, and comparative perspectives; new research opportunities abroad; global scholarly networks; and collaborations with scholars/universities in Greece and around the world. Communications, Engagement, Alumni Outreach: These responsibilities include producing web content for the Princeton Athens Center and overseeing its integration with the Seeger Center website, monitoring projects and coordinating team members to implement plans. This is a one-year position, renewable for up to two additional years, contingent on satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Applications received by August 24, 2017 will receive full consideration. Posting open until filled Applicants must submit applications online via AHIRE at: and include a cover letter, CV and contact information for one reference. Start date: Approximately September/October, 2017 Essential Qualifications: Advanced degree in the humanities or a humanities-related discipline Experience with program and/or curricular development in academic environment Experience with international research or teaching Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to work in a team environment; excellent interpersonal skills Fluency with Word, Excel Experience with managing websites and publicity Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities Ability to anticipate and initiate appropriate action in support of the Directors Adaptive to changing needs and priorities Discretion and good judgment- must handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately Ability to work evenings/weekends as needed Ability to travel internationally 2 or 3 three times/year Preferred Minimum five years of teaching/administration at a U. S. university, or major research institution in the U. S. or abroad Experience studying or working abroad Experience with Outlook, Constant Contact, WordPress/Drupal, Adobe, SharePoint