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Associate Director of the Memphis Center

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The Lynne & Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College seeks an Associate Director to begin on July 1st who will join the Center's leadership team and contribute to the college's overall academic mission. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The Associate Director, who will report to the Director, will oversee and assess the development of student fellowships and experiential learning opportunities in Memphis, working with students, faculty and staff from across the college, and our community partners. They will also have the opportunity to teach in their area of expertise. The successful applicant will demonstrate expertise in the best practices of experiential learning, including curriculum development, assessment, and strategic planning. They will demonstrate experience working with diverse communities and a commitment to inclusive practices. Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree in hand by August 2018.Applicants are encouraged from all disciplines, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research concerns the development and assessment of engaged learning and community partnerships. Potential fields of expertise include Africana Studies, Latin American/Latinx Studies, Nonprofit Management, Public Arts, Public History, Urban & Community Health, Urban Planning & Policy, or Urban Studies. The Turley Memphis Center explores the human experiences of Memphis and the Mid-South in both past and present. Through classes, programs, and partnerships, it connects Rhodes's academic program with the many unique opportunities for learning and engagement in the Memphis area. It supports innovative scholarship and teaching, stimulates student research and creative activity, and sustains interdisciplinary and digital collaborations across the college and in the Memphis area. We also have substantive partnerships with numerous campus affiliates, including The Bonner Center for Faith and Service, The Clarence Day Scholars, The Mike Curb Institute for Music, and the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies. Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://handbook.rhodes.edu/diversity) in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. http://www.rhodes.edu/content/our-city.Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. Completed applications will include 1) a cover letter that addresses your scholarly and teaching experiences, other relevant work in an academic setting, and how you would contribute to the Memphis Center's mission of engaged learning and regional focus on Memphis and the Mid-South 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of recommendation, and 4) a separate statement that addresses how the applicant will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences at the college, and how their experiences with teaching, scholarship and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Charles L. Hughes, Director of the Memphis Center, at [email protected]





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Posted: 3/5/2018
Application Due: 5/4/2018
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