The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks a scholar of American History with experience in documentary editing to serve as the Director of the Washington Papers. The Director will oversee an experienced team of editors and staff who edit the papers of George Washington and the Washington Family, and are working to develop new and innovative ways of using digital editing tools to expand access to edited documents of additional figures from American History. We seek a scholar with management experience and the commitment to play a leadership role in reimagining the role documentary/digital editing can play in the “post-” Founding Fathers era.
The Director will be a member of the Academic General Faculty of the University, reporting to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, with the anticipated rank of Research Professor or Research Associate Professor and the possibility of a courtesy appointment in the Department of History. The anticipated start date for the appointment is August 25, 2017, but a start-date later in 2017 is also possible.
For appointments at either rank, required qualifications include a PhD in a relevant field, management experience, and an entrepreneurial approach to reimagining documentary editing for the digital age; preferred qualifications include experience managing grants and soliciting external support for research. Candidates at the Research Professor rank should have a record of advancing the field through the publication of original and significant research sufficient to have established a national or international reputation as a scholar. Candidates at the Associate Research Professor rank should have a substantial record of research sufficient to support a regional reputation as a scholar.
Candidates must apply through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search on posting number 0621080 and electronically attach a cover letter describing research interests and documentary editing experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. If requesting information or nominating an individual for this opportunity, please contact Leonard J. Schoppa at email@example.com. Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@ should be directed to Stacy Diggs-Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin July 8, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.
U.Va. will perform background checks for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.