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Civic Engagement Center Seeks Founding Director

Drew University (www.drew.edu), a highly selective liberal arts college located 30 miles outside New York City, seeks applications for the position of Founding Director for its new Center for Civic Engagement, with appointment to begin summer/fall 2008. The position will involve program development, administrative and teaching responsibilities, and the Director will interact regularly with practitioners and their organizations in the community. The Director will also have an appointment in a department, though rank and academic discipline are open. The Center aspires to build on Drew’s unique proximity to Newark and New York, its distinctive combination of undergraduate, graduate, and theological schools, and its traditional strength in off-campus study, internships, and experiential learning to broaden and deepen the university’s connections to its local, state,national, and international communities.

This is a tenured or tenure-track appointment. PhD or terminal degree required. The successful candidate will have administrative, fund-raising, teaching, scholarly, and community experience. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Please send letter of application, cv, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Professor Richard Greenwald, History Department, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. Application deadline: January 11, 2008. Pending budgetary approval. In order to enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EO employer.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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