Gilder Job Description Sample
Associate Director Of Research
1.Scholarly programs: Responsible for creating and managing a wide range of scholarly programs, including conferences, workshops, and symposia. Conceptualizes intellectual objectives of programs in concert with Center Curators, the Head of Public Programs, the Education Department, and external scholars. Advances exhibition development by developing state-of-the-field workshops and author roundtables with curators. When appropriate, chairs and convenes programs, and participates in a scholarly capacity. 2. Yale-in-London: Responsible for directing the New Haven side of Yale-in-London, the university's oldest credit-granting study abroad program, which is run by the PMC. Manages and participates in faculty selection meetings at Yale, working in partnership with the Deputy Director for Grants and Publications at the PMC, and other PMC staff. Liaises with Yale administration and promotes Yale-in-London and its alumni network. 3. Visiting Scholars: Responsible for the Visiting Scholars Program and peer review selection process. In concert with the Research Department's Post-doctoral Research Associate, is responsible for the integration of visiting scholars into the Yale community. Plans joint scholars' seminars with Beinecke and Lewis Walpole Library. 4. Yale community: Responsible for developing relationships with the larger scholarly community at Yale and engaging with other centers at Yale, including the Whitney Humanities Center; the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition; the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; the Schwartzman Center; the Lewis Walpole Library; and other university centers and programs as applicable. Collaborates with the Curator of Education and Academic Outreach on Yale outreach and student liaison. May teach courses at Yale as appropriate. 5. Student experience: Oversees the Center's scholarly cohorts of postgraduate and postdoctoral research associates, and student workers at all levels, for which the Division acts as a central "home". Promotes interactions among the cohorts, staff, and the scholarly community at Yale. 6. Division administration: Shares responsibility with the Division's Deputy Director in the day-to-day management of the Department – including setting agendas for Department meetings and inter-departmental programming meetings; writing copy, informational texts, and reports pertaining to the Department's activities and programs; overseeing research budgets and expenditures in conjunction with the administrative assistants and the Center's Business Office. Contributes to grant writing and grant reports. 7. Scholarship: Represents the Center at relevant scholarly events and professional meetings. Develops own scholarly work (one day per week is given to personal research); fosters object-led knowledge and research; participates in external scholarly conferences and relevant organizations such as CAA and AAH.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in a related field and eight years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Reporting to the Deputy Director of Research, Exhibitions, and Publications, the Associate Director of Research is based in the Research Department and is a senior member of the larger Division of Research, Exhibitions and Publications. The Division provides oversight to the following areas: research, education, and public programs; exhibitions and publications; academic outreach and teaching initiatives; the Yale-in-London study abroad program; visiting scholars; post-doctoral, post-graduate, and student positions; and the Reference Library and Archives; the development of the website presentation of all the above areas. Collectively, the Division is responsible for fostering the Center's research culture and building its reputation for scholarship and object-based knowledge.
The Associate Director of Research will play a leading role in developing the Center's reputation for excellence in scholarship. Her/his responsibilities will concentrate on the following areas: creation, oversight and management of scholarly programs, including conferences, workshops and symposia, as well as exhibitions and publications workshops; directing the New Haven end of Yale-in-London, the university's oldest credit-granting study abroad program that is run by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London (PMC); managing the Visiting Scholars program, including peer review selection and scholars' seminars; cultivating relationships with the larger scholarly community at Yale to enhance participation in the Center's research program; and overseeing the Center's cohorts of post-doctoral and post-graduate research associates, graduate student research assistants, undergraduate interns, and student workers at all levels.
The post-holder will share responsibility with the Division's Deputy Director in the day-to-day operation of the division. The post-holder may propose to teach courses at Yale, and will represent the Center at relevant scholarly events and professional meetings. S/he will be expected to develop her/his own scholarly work and publications (one day per week is given to personal research), and to participate in external scholarly conferences and relevant associations such as the College Art Association and Association for Art History. Please include the following documents with your application: cover letter, full CV, a writing sample and the names and contact information of three references.
Preferred Education, Experience and
PhD in the history of British Art or closely related field is highly preferred; strong record of scholarship; experience of successful project management (e.g. organizing major conferences, running a department, acting as PI for a large research project).
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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