Institute for Oral History

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

Founded in 1970, Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History is a nationally and internationally recognized research program in oral history methodology. To learn about our diverse scholarship, collections, and initiatives, visit Oral History.

Tracking ID#: F011948

POSITION: Assistant or Associate Director

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Director, a full-time, non-tenure track, research faculty position to begin August 1, 2016.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in humanities, social sciences, or an appropriate interdisciplinary field; significant experience in professional oral history methodology; familiarity with current trends in technology related to the field; administrative experience in humanities; managerial and supervisory aptitude; general knowledge of recent American history; strong verbal, interpersonal, and public-relations skills; and personal integrity in handling confidential materials.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual in this position, who will be hired at the assistant or associate level based on experience and qualifications, works closely with the director to provide leadership and vision for ongoing initiatives and new endeavors of the Institute for Oral History. This position helps coordinate staff and budget resources to accomplish the goals of the Institute. This includes working with constituencies inside (faculty, staff, and students) and outside (scholars, community members, and fellow oral historians) the university to plan, administer, and accomplish oral history projects in keeping with the best principles and practices in the field. The successful candidate will also be an active participant in professional development through research, professional presentations, training workshops, and publications on topics related to the areas of responsibility. This position also coordinates Baylor University’s role as the headquarters for the Texas Oral History Association.

RANK AND SALARY: Rank of Lecturer. The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation from three individuals to

If you have questions, contact Dr. Stephen Sloan:

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