ARIT Istanbul Director

Institution Name 
American Research Institute in Turkey
Position Rank 
Other
If Other, Please Specify 
Director
Area of Specialty 
Turkish Studies
Additional Desirable Specialties 
DigitalHumanities
LateAntiquity
Ottoman Studies
This position is 
Approved/Definite
Application Deadline 
April 14, 2019

The American Research Institute in Turkey, Istanbul Branch (ARIT-Istanbul), is seeking applicants for the position of ARIT-Istanbul Branch Director, effective July 1, 2019.

The Director resides in Istanbul, and is responsible for supervising the ARIT-Istanbul branch located at the Koç-ANAMED facility in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district. The duties include the development of public programs paralleling those run by other institutes and universities in the city, along with pursuing opportunities to collaborate with other institutions and scholars. The director oversees ARIT’s library collections and digital projects, including acquisitions, cataloguing, maintenance of databases, and construction and updating of relevant interfaces. The director also prepares the relevant reports for compliance with granting agencies, government authorities, and annual reports to the Board of Directors, as well as an annual outreach newsletter. The Director assists ARIT fellows and other scholars doing research in Turkey with their projects, including engagement with the relevant archival, library, or governmental authorities. The Director is also expected to manage the financial affairs of the ARIT Representative office in Istanbul, to issue budget reports, and to seek out fundraising opportunities for the organization and its affiliated groups as a whole.  

Potential candidates should possess excellent spoken and written ability in English, and good communication skills in Turkish to facilitate interaction with scholars and bureaucracies; computer literacy with an emphasis on database management, social media, and website design skills; experience in financial accounting; and ongoing research interests in Turkey. A Ph.D. in some field of Turkish Studies is preferred. Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Prof. Brian Rose, ARIT President, at roseb@upenn.edu by March 15, 2019. The search will continue until the position is filled.

The American Research Institute in Turkey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Course Load 
This position does not require any teaching
Placement Year 

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