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Executive Director
William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
Date Posted 10/02/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information
Present Position Number FP058W
Role Code Title Prof/Professor/12-Mth
Position Title Executive Director
Position Summary
The Director is the chief administrative officer of the Institute. Institute programs include publication of the William and Mary Quarterly; publication of books and documentary volumes; postdoctoral fellowships; graduate-level training in historical editing; and conferences and seminars. 
The director, who reports to the College’s Vice Provost for Academic & Faculty Affairs, works with a nineteen-member staff, plus research fellows in residence, with support from members of the Executive Board and the Council, to administer Institute operations and conduct all Institute scholarly programs and fund-raising activities. The position is a twelve-month appointment.
Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate in an appropriate field; 
  • A record of scholarly accomplishment; 
  • Experience in an academic institution, learned society, or other historical organization, or a manifest aptitude for such duties. 
  • Depending on qualifications, the director may be appointed to a concurrent tenured position on the faculty of the William & Mary with some teaching responsibilities or to an administrative appointment with adjunct faculty status.
Preferred Qualifications
Advertised Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Department 371000 OIEAHC
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range
Job Open Date 10/01/2021
Review Begin Date
Job Close Date 11/15/2021
Open Until Filled No
Employment Category Full Time Professional
FLSA Exempt
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Applications should include a letter discussing scholarly research, leadership experience as it relates to the OI, and a statement outlining engagement with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; a resume; and names and addresses (including email contact information) of three references should be submitted by November 15, 2021 
Conditions of Employment:
• Depending on qualifications, the director may be appointed to a concurrent tenured position on the faculty of the William & Mary with some teaching responsibilities or to an administrative appointment with adjunct faculty status
• This position may require additional hours beyond the typical work week, to include occasional overnight and weekend work as needed to meet the business needs of the operation.
All staff and faculty must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination must be provided on the employee’s first day of employment. If an accommodation is needed, please contact Human Resources.
EEO Statement
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Background Check Statement
William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Benefits Summary Statement
William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).
Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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