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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kent State University College of Arts & Sciences Invites Applications for a Non-tenure-track Position in Public History

Kent State University College of Arts & Sciences, in conjunction with the Department of History, invites applications for a non-tenure-track position in Public History. The successful candidate will serve as Director of the May 4th Visitors Center. KSU seeks candidates with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines that share academic interests in May 4th related activities. Applications are due November 14.

The Kent State University May 4 Visitors Center provides students and the public opportunity to reflect on the facts of what happened May 4, 1970, and the meaning of the event for today's citizens. Dedicated in May 2013, the $1.1 million dollar Center is located on campus and was designated as part of a National Historical Places site in 2010.
Applicants should have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment (July 2014), and contribute to the academic mission of the Department of History. The director will be expected to secure external funding to enhance and grow the Center's public presence, promote outreach to the larger public community including leading May 4 events, supervise public history interns at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the academic mission of the Department of History.
Applicants should send their letter of application, curriculum vitae, links to public events, writing samples or hyperlinks, three letters of recommendation other materials that outline qualifications by email or mail to:
Dr. Kenneth J. Bindas, Chair
Department of History
Kent State University
305 Bowman Hall
Kent, OH, 44242-0001
Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filed. For more information on the May 4th Center, please visit http://www.kent.edu/about/history/May4/thevisitorscenter/
Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University's faculty.