Apply Now: Associate Director of the Civitas Institute,
University of Texas – Austin
The Civitas Institute at the University of Texas – Austin invites applications for an associate director.
Launched in the summer of 2022, the Civitas Institute is a community of scholars committed to exploring the ideas and institutions that sustain a free society and enable individuals to flourish. It values independent thought, civil discourse, free speech, reasoned deliberation, and intellectual curiosity. Programming facilitates inquiry into the foundational principles of a free and enduring society: individual rights and civic virtue, constitutionalism and the rule of law, and free enterprise and markets.
The Associate Director will help build and run the Civitas Institute. In the coming months, institute leaders will work to develop a robust speaker series, create innovative programs for undergraduate students, design new courses, build partnerships on campus and in the community, and recruit scholars to join our effort. Although this is primarily a full-time administrative position, there may be opportunities to teach and resources to support an ongoing research agenda for a candidate with a strong academic background.
Ideal candidates will be able to build and lead unique undergraduate programs, run a successful postdoctoral program, help organize a speaker series, and draft copy for newsletters, e-mails, event posters and the like.
Preferred candidates will also have a PhD in a relevant discipline, be tack-sharp on details and logistics, love meeting with and mentoring undergraduate students, be trustworthy with communications, be fully behind the mission, and be excited about living in Austin and being at UT.
- Develop innovative extracurricular undergraduate programs for University of Texas students who would like to be involved with the intellectual life of the Civitas Institute
- Aid in the organization and administration of a postdoctoral fellowship program
- Oversee a program of research and travel grants for graduate students
- Collaborate in the creation and implementation of a robust series of campus and community events
- Draft copy for newsletters, e-mails, annual reports, and other external communications
- Assist the director in the successful administration of the institute
- Other duties as assigned
Applicants must have a B.A. in a related field, be detail oriented and excellent with planning and logistics, and have strong administrative and organizational skills. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred applicants will have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Philosophy, or Economics, or a J.D. in Law; be detail oriented and excellent with planning and logistics; have strong administrative and organizational skills; and have experience in academic program development and administration.
To apply, submit:
- a resume/curriculum vitae;
- three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor;
- and a letter of interest.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
From the program
Launched in the summer of 2022, the Civitas Institute is a community of scholars committed to exploring the ideas and institutions that sustain a free society and enable individuals to flourish. We value independent thought, civil discourse, free speech, reasoned deliberation, and intellectual curiosity. Our programs facilitate inquiry into the foundational principles of a free and enduring society: individual rights and civic virtue, constitutionalism and the rule of law, and free enterprise and markets.
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