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Position Opening: Associate Director African Studies at Chapel Hill

Position: Associate Director of the African Studies Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Title VI National Resource Center, invites applications for the position of Associate Director. The Associate Director will offer program management and development of center programs, which include: The National Resource Center, Foreign Language and Area Studies. The duties for this position will include writing grant proposals to support these and other center programs, as well as reporting to grantors. The Associate Director will be expected to offer budget management for grants, while organizing and overseeing day-to-day center programs, such as workshops, conferences, and lecture series.The Associate Director must also supervise center staff and oversee web resources and development of center websites and communication outlets. The Association Director will promoteand foster connections with African universities, perform outreach to K-12 educators and other higher education partners, and partner with other professional organizations working on and in Africa. The Associate Director will work withUNCstudent organizations engaged with Africa, and coordinate and develop special African language programming in conjunction with the African Language Coordinator and the administration of the African, African American and Diaspora Studies Department, such as the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program, theUNCLanguage Exchange, and the Chichewa Language Workshop.

Educational Requirements: 

Master’s degree required in African Studies or relevant field. Ph.D. orABD welcome but not required.

Qualifications and Experience:

At least two years of experience in a professional capacity in the field of international studies, such as teaching in a related field, budget management, program development, grant proposal and/or research.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicants may apply online and upload 1) a cover letter of application; 2) a current CV; 3)the names, titles, and contact information for three references.

Questions can be directed to: Professor Emily Burrill, Director, African Studies Center, at eburrill@email.unc.edu