LINGUIST List 8.484

Wed Apr 9 1997

Jobs: Ctr for Russia, E.Europe & Central Asia

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  1. alan harris, Re: JOP OPP.- Ctr for Russia, E.Europe & Central Asia, UWisc

Message 1: Re: JOP OPP.- Ctr for Russia, E.Europe & Central Asia, UWisc

Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 16:32:45 -0800 (PST)
From: alan harris <>
Subject: Re: JOP OPP.- Ctr for Russia, E.Europe & Central Asia, UWisc

 JOP OPPORTUNITY- Associate Director, Center for Russia, East Europe, and 
 Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
invites applications for the position of Associate Director.
Directed by Professor Mark Beissinger, CREECA is a longstanding
interdisciplinary program designed to foster new knowledge and
understanding of Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia. CREECA
serves as a community resource through coordinated outreach
activities, and trains scholars through a range of educational
programs. CREECA advises students at the undergraduate and
graduate level, sponsors conferences, lectures, seminars, and
supports faculty research. It is one of eleven founding
programs of the International Institute at the University of

The Associate Director for CREECA will be the lead academic
staff professional employee of the program with broad management
and supervisory responsibilities. The Associate Director will
also teach at the university and be invited to conduct his or
her own research in related fields. The primary duties are:

1. Work with the faculty Director to develop CREECA policy and
strengthen the CREECA program's capacity to fulfill its core

2. Manage CREECA DOE Title VI program activities including an
annual budget currently in the range of $130,000 per year and
annual FLAS fellowships worth approximately $120,000 per year.
Supervise CREECA staff (secretarial, graduate project assistants
and student help) for on-going program activities.

3. Develop and manage the CREECA weekly seminar series and
write and edit the print publication of CREECA's bimonthly

4. Advise undergraduate and graduate students interested in
Russia, East Europe and Central Asian studies and supervise
CREECA staff in the delivery of related student services.

5. Assist the Director with the development of CREECA fund
raising strategy and write grant proposals for extramural
funding to support CREECA programming and student fellowships.

6. Develop CREECA outreach programming plans and supervise
outreach staff in the delivery of outreach services to local,
regional, and state audiences.

7. Represent the Director and CREECA in meeting and committees
on campus and at national/international venues as appropriate.

8. Teach two courses during the academic year related to the
field, selected each year in conjunction with the director and
appropriate campus departments.


 - Ability in budget and program management (experience preferred)
 - Ability in extramural grant preparation (experience preferred)
 - PhD. degree in a social science field with a specialization in
Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies (Eastern Europe
specialization preferred)
 - Teaching experience preferred

Position Information:

The position will be a UW-Madison academic staff position
carrying the employment title of Administrative Program
Specialist and a working title of Associate Director. The
annual 12-month salary for the position will range between
$38,000 and $47,800 depending on qualifications. The position
will be available August 15, 1997 and the initial appointment
will cover the remainder of the 1997-98 fiscal year, through
June 30, 1998. The appointment is renewable beyond that date
for annual 12-month appointments, based on satisfactory
performance. The position carries with it state employment
benefits including health insurance and state retirement. The
position is subject to the availability of federal funding
effective August 15, 1997.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should write a letter of interest
indicating their qualifications and submit with it an up-to-date
curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, writing sample, and three
letters of recommendation. Applications may be submitted at any
time and will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. The
deadline for applications is April 30, 1997. Applications should
be sent to: Professor Mark Beissinger, CREECA, 210 Ingraham
Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI. 53706. Questions
about the position and the CREECA program may be directed to
Professor Mark Beissinger at 608-263-6351.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity
employer. Applicants should be aware that, under the Wisconsin
State Open Records law, unless confidentiality is requested in
writing, information regarding the applicants must be released
upon request, and finalists cannot be guaranteed
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