Job Announcement - SSRC

Tue, 18 Apr 1995 13:36:13 -0500

The Social Science Research Council announces an opening for program
staff in its research and training programs focused on Africa. Working primar
primarily through the Joint Committee on African Studies, which the
Council sponsors with the American Council of Learned Societies, the
program seeks to bring together scholars principally in the social
sciences and humanities, from different areas of the world to support
doctoral and post-doctoral training on Africa and to stimulate new
research on this region, and on comparative and transnational themes,
involving Africa.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a social science. The Council would
strongly favor candidates with expertise in fundraising or prior
foundation employment and program management experience. Title and
rank are open for this position depending on qualifications. For
hiring at the Director level, canddidates will need to demonstrate
mature leadership abilities in programming in international issues
beyond Africa and/or other significant program building experience.
This position replaces the current Director of African STudies.

Responsibilities for this position include: organizing scholarly
meetings, workshops and conferences; providing professional support
for research programs; overseeing fellowship competitions; helping
to develop, prepare and present funding applications to private
foundations and government agencies; liaison with researchers and
academic institutions working on and in Africa.

Provisions are made to enable Program staff to continue their
professional development while at the Council. The Council also
offers a comprehensive health insurance package.

This position may become available as early as July 1, 1995.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, and three letters of reference to:

Ms. Dorie Sinocchi
Human Resources Director
Social Science Research Council
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158

The Social Science Research Council is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications from minorities are especially welcome.