Job Opportunity: Associate Director – Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Applications must be received by 6pm on August 7, 2024.

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has announced a search for a new Associate Director.

This position is the senior full-time staff position at REEEC.  The Associate Director provides academic leadership and staff supervision for the Center, acts as its chief grant and financial officer, directs our interdisciplinary BA major, and teaches one course per year in the REEES curriculum. Together with the Director, the REEEC Associate Director is responsible for the overall operation of the center, including program development, coordination with other units in the Illinois Global Institute, grants management, and alumni relations and advancement.

Founded in 1959, REEEC at Illinois is an active, interdisciplinary hub for our field and is a Federally-designated Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center. We have faculty affiliates across campus, drawing on Illinois’ historic (and continuing) investments in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) as well as Illinois’ immense educational infrastructure as a public research university. We administer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships funded by the Title VI program, and offer BA and MA REEES programs alongside a dual degree (MA REEES / MS Library and Information Sciences). We sponsor innovative academic programming on campus across the year, and conduct extensive public engagement and outreach work with schools and communities. Together with our colleagues at the Slavic Reference Service, we also run our annual Research Laboratory program, that brings dozens of scholars to campus each year for short-term research visits and training workshops.

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