The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.
The College's schools, departments, and programs-with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs, international affairs, and American Sign Language Interpreting-form an interdisciplinary environment with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion. Our faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture. Strategic Areas of Focus for the College's education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.
CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, and our three areas of strategic focus-and are always works in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and others, intersect with one another.
The World History Association (WHA) is a professional association of scholars, teachers, and students organized to promote world history by encouraging teaching, research, publications, and personal interactions. It was founded in 1982 to address the needs of a newly emerging historical sub-discipline. As described in its constitution, its mission is to 'promote activities which will increase historical awareness, understanding among and between peoples, and global consciousness.'
The WHA brings together university professors, college and community college instructors, secondary school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars in a collegial camaraderie rarely found in more narrowly focused academic and professional societies. Its mission remains the advancement of scholarship and teaching within transnational, transregional, and transcultural perspectives, designed to prepare students and the public for an increasingly interdependent world.
The World History Association, a nonprofit academic organization, seeks an Executive Director to work at its Boston headquarters. The successful candidate will be responsible for the organization of the association's annual conference and for the day-to-day management of the association, under the supervision of and in cooperation with the Council and officers, and with the assistance of a graduate assistant from the Northeastern University History Department.
This position is part-time, benefits-eligible, and will be on-site at our institutional host, Northeastern University, in Boston. The initial appointment will be for one year, beginning on 1 September, 2023, with the potential for a longer-term renewal in the late summer of 2024.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applicants on August 10, and will continue to do so until the position is filled.
Organize and coordinate the WHA annual conference which occurs in June/July
Manage association memberships
Manage WHA Web site and coordinate social media activity
Supervise the work of a graduate assistant
Communicate with and coordinate activities of standing committees
Communicate and coordinate with editors and publishers of Journal of World History, World History Connected, and World History Bulletin
Manage association finances and coordinate with bookkeeper and accountant
Seek grant funding, partnerships, and donations
Act as liaison with ACLS, AHA, the History/21 project, and regional world history affiliates
Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
Excellent written and spoken language skills
Excellent organizational and people skills
Basic proficiency with office software and diverse social media platforms
Comfortable with learning new technologies
Documents to Submit:
Resume and cover letter required.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.