Director, American Research Center in Sofia
Pending funding, the American Research Center in Sofia ( seeks to appoint an experienced administrator and scholar of distinction as its Director (preferably with a Ph.D. from a North American institution). The Director reports to the Chair of the Center's Managing Committee and President of the Trustees in drawing up and carrying out the academic and fiscal policies of the Center. The Director is the chief administrator of the Center's operations in Bulgaria and oversees all its activities, including its academic program, summer session, and collaborative research programs. The Director takes the lead in designing the academic program and participates actively in the training of graduate students at the Center. All members of the staff in Bulgaria report to the Director. The Director ensures that the Center follows all Bulgarian laws and regulations. The Director works with the Director of the US Office in fund-raising, financial accounting, and communicating with the Managing Committee. The term is flexible, two to five years, although a term of at least three years is desirable. It begins on July 1, 2008, and is renewable. Salary and benefits are commensurate with rank and experience, with housing at the Research Center included. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2008. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and state clearly their views on the mission of the Research Center. They should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of their interest in the position and their views on the mission of the Research Center, and the names of three referees to Professor Kevin Clinton, Chair, Managing Committee, American Research Center in Sofia. Since ARCS is in the process of preparing to move to permanent quarters, submissions should be sent electronically (by e-mail attachments) to kmc1 AT

The American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) is a consortium of over 60 institutions of higher learning registered in North America. It was established in 2004 as an organization dedicated to facilitating academic research in Bulgaria for North American scholars and collaboration between scholars from North America and countries in Southeast Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro). The Center facilitates research in Bulgaria by offering fellows and research teams logistical support. Visiting scholars and fellows take advantage of the network established by the Center for use of the resources of Bulgarian institutions, and the Center helps to obtain necessary permits and approvals for research projects. The Center also facilitates training in the languages of the region for American scholars and sponsors conferences, guest lectures, seminars and talks by visiting fellows, and other cultural events. For the academic year 2008/2009 ARCS will offer three academic programs with accompanying fellowships: a 9-month program for the period September-May; a fall term program for the period September-November; and a spring term program for the period February-April (for details see ).