Director, Dickey Center for International Understanding
As Ambassador Kenneth S. Yalowitz ends his eight-year tenure as director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth has launched a search for his successor. The Director Search Committee is currently accepting applications and nominations for the position. This page provides information about Dartmouth, the Dickey Center, and the director search process.
INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
Dartmouth is seeking an individual of bold vision, recognized stature, and compelling public presence to serve as the director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding. Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.
The new director will have the opportunity to heighten faculty and student engagement with the Center, identifying issues of shared interest across academic areas, and enabling the Center to serve as an even more effective resource and incubator for research and artistic endeavor across the institution. Externally, the new director will expand Dartmouth’s international visibility and stature, bringing global thought leaders to Dartmouth, and disseminating their ideas widely. The director will convey the Center’s ambitions with infectious dynamism, both on campus and beyond. The ideal candidate will bring a mix of experience as a scholar and a practitioner. He or she will be a visionary leader of recognized stature, entrepreneurial skill, and collaborative inclinations. A term appointment or a tenured appointment will be considered, depending on qualifications.
Applications, which should be submitted electronically, should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for five references; candidates will be notified before references are contacted. To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by November 28, 2011, but recruitment will continue until the position is filled. The search will be conducted with a commitment to confidentiality for candidates throughout the search process until the new director is selected. The new director will begin to serve in summer 2012.
All correspondence should be sent to Dartmouth’s consultants, Dr. Jean Dowdall and Elizabeth Bohan, at Witt/Kieffer. Materials should be submitted via email to DickeyCenter@wittkieffer.com. Materials that cannot be emailed may be sent to: Witt/Kieffer, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The consultants can be reached by phone at (630) 575-6131.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, has a strong commitment to diversity, and in that spirit encourages applications from women and minorities.
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DICKEY CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING
The Dickey Center’s goals are to provide leadership for Dartmouth’s international activity, and to be a recognized leader in the international community beyond the campus. Working with Dartmouth’s outstanding faculty, the Dickey Center addresses such complex problems as global climate change, world health crises, and war and conflict resolution. In bringing together the talents and resources of Dartmouth’s professional schools with those of the Arts and Sciences, the Dickey Center seeks to be the force that unites the university in the development of new understanding about and solutions to world problems. The Center is strategically placed to fulfill this role by its organizational location within the provost’s office, enabling it to reach across all the academic areas of Dartmouth.