This position serves first and foremost as administrative assistant to the Director of the Humanities Program, to the Director of the Arts and Ideas Program, and to the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor. The administrative assistant is also responsible for providing secretarial support for an adjunct instructional staff of approximately 20 persons, working with students with class schedule conflicts, working with guest lecturers and visiting scholars, and representing the Program to the larger public. The position supports the directors in facilitating faculty development opportunities. This administrative assistant also has responsibilities for scheduling Lipinsky Auditorium and Humanities Lecture Hall.
The primary purpose of the Humanities and Arts and Ideas program is to provide the interdisciplinary foundation of the liberal studies program at UNC Asheville. The Humanities Program, currently a four-course sequence, includes material from literature, history, philosophy, classics, music, art, and the natural and social sciences. It provides the context for what students learn in the liberal arts and sciences. Offering approximately 65 sections each semester, the Humanities Program draws faculty from every department on campus. There are four full-time lecturers and 8-12 adjuncts. The program conducts regular faculty development workshops and retreats using funds provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Arts and Ideas Program provides general education courses focusing on the critical, aesthetic, and historic background of the arts. Again, faculty are interdisciplinary and offer more than 60 different Arts and Ideas designated classes across the campus during the spring and fall semesters, with a few sections offered during the summer.
The two programs work closely together, especially in terms of faculty development initiatives. This position requires a flexible person who can meet the needs of a diverse and changing faculty.
High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Funded:
University of North Carolina
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