DIRECTOR OF THE FARES CENTER - Fares Center for Eastern Mediteranean Studies - Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts

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Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts 02153

United States

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Applications will be reviewed between November 15 and December 31, 2013. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, any supporting materials including representative publications, and three letters of recommendation

Please do not apply via the Tufts University Website

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is the United States' first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933, Fletcher's multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

The Fares Center serves as a focal point for the consideration of the political issues of the Levant and geographically proximate regions and the relations of Levantine countries with other world regions. The Center's programmatic purpose is to function most broadly as a public policy institute for those concerned with the Eastern Mediterranean by providing background, social and cultural context, and objective and qualitative data for policy makers, academics, and service organizations.

The primary component of the center's mission is to plan and implement an academic program of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences, and to disseminate the findings to interested scholars and the larger international community. Opportunities for faculty and student research and student internships are important features of the Center's program.

The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University seeks a director to lead the Center into its second decade of activities.

The Director will be responsible for:
• Planning and implementing the academic and research program of the Center, including student internships
• Integrating the Center with other programs of The Fletcher School and Tufts University
• Supervising the organization of conferences and workshops
• Establishing cooperative relationships with other institutions internationally
• Raising funds from the private as well as the public sector to support the Center's programs and activities
• Coordinating the Center's public relations and publications
• Managing the Center's operating budget and administrative functions
• Convening and facilitating the work of the Center's advisory committee(s)

The Director of the Center will report to the Dean of The Fletcher School and will work and consult closely with the School's senior administration, and in particular with the Academic Dean, the Executive Associate Dean, and the Director of Administration and Finance. The Director will also work closely with both Fletcher and faculty from other Tufts schools and department who have interests in the region.

Basic Requirements:
• 10 or more years of experience in international affairs and a considerable portion of that time should have been focused on issues of the Levant and geographically proximate regions
• A relevant advanced degree is necessary
• Competence in the use of Microsoft Office (e.g., MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
• The Director of the Center should have experience in the region and a deep understanding of its history, culture, and politics. S/he should be well versed in the issues that frame the current political and economic climate of the region
• The Director should have significant management and representational skills and show evidence of an ability to raise funds from the public and private sector to support an organization such as the Center
• The Director should be able to teach one Fletcher school course annually appropriate to the focus of the Center, and s/he should be able to supervise a program of policy-oriented research
• Must have the ability to travel oversees 2-3 times per year and within the U.S. up to 1 time per month
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required
• Finally, the Director needs to have a keen sense of judgment and superior diplomatic skills given the complexity of the region and the diversity of views regarding issues in the region and the region's larger relationship with global actors beyond the region

Preferred Qualifications:
Competence in a language widely used in the region besides English is highly desirable.

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Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.



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Keyword Phrases

  • Eastern Mediteranean Studies
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 10-10 years
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 5/3/2014