ARCS is extending its search for the position of Director, since
funding may not be available before mid June.

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. Review of applications will begin on April 21.
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 ). With recent major grants from
the Packard Humanities ARCS has purchased its own building in Sofia,
which includes extensive library space and housing for the director,
visitors, and students.