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OPPORTUNITY: NCEEER President Vacancy, Job Description
(review begins Aug. 15, 2011)

Map of Russia and Eastern EuropeDate: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
From: Dana Ponte <dana@nceeer.org>
Subject: NCEEER President Job Description

Attached is a job description for the NCEEER President, and information on the presidential search that is now underway. I wonder if you would consider posting it.

Here is the link to the relevant section on our website: http://www.nceeer.org/

Thank you,

Dana Adrienne Ponte
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
Senior Program Officer
Director, Carnegie Research Fellowship Program


National Council for Eurasian and East European Research


The Board of Directors of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research invites nominations and applications for the position of President of the Council. The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Council; provides imaginative vision and strategic leadership; oversees its activities, grant projects, representational events, and budgets; supervises its staff; promotes the Council's visibility and standing in the field; seeks funding for Council projects; works with relevant constituencies and clients in Washington, DC; executes the policies of the NCEEER Board of Directors, in close collaboration with it; and represents the Council regionally, nationally, and internationally with scholarly, government, NGO, business, and public constituencies.

The successful candidate must hold the PhD degree (terminal degree) in a discipline/area relevant to the field of East European and Eurasian studies; must be willing to relocate to the Council's headquarters in Seattle (at least for the near-term); and must have administrative experience commensurate with the demands of the position. In addition to professional experience and initiative, the President must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and a reputation for integrity.

The new president would provide strong leadership to an organization that is professionally respected, mature, and well-staffed with experienced personnel.

Salary is negotiable, depending on experience; benefits are competitive.


The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) is a non-profit organization created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term, high-quality programs for post-doctoral research on the social, political, economic, environmental, and historical development of Eurasia and Central and Eastern Europe. NCEEER is an institutional partner of the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS.

Among national research organizations, NCEEER is the largest provider of resources to U.S. scholars for postdoctoral research in the region, supporting scholars from more than 200 different institutions. Its support for research in the region has produced direct benefits for U.S. policy-makers, the academic community, nonprofit organizations, and American business. From broad, cross-cultural analyses to more focused studies of particular problems, NCEEER supports research projects that facilitate a mutually beneficial exchange of information between scholars and policy-makers and that produce readable analysis, reliable information, and lively debate about current economic, political, and international issues. The Council is strongly committed to making the results of the research that it supports accessible to both the U.S. government and the general public.

NCEEER offers American scholars access to field offices in almost every country of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. NCEEER's staff and Board of Directors are committed to doing all that they can to ensure that, notwithstanding the rapid changes taking place in this region, American scholars will continue to be able to generate the knowledge and ideas that can be the basis of a well-informed U.S. policy toward Eurasia and Eastern Europe.

The Duties of the President

Application Process

To nominate a candidate, send a letter of nomination by e-mail to Dr. Maria Carlson (mcarlson@ku.edu) or Dana Ponte (dana@nceeer.org), or by mail to NCEEER's headquarters in Seattle:

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
ATTN: Dr. Maria Carlson, NCEEER Board Chair
4500 Ninth Avenue NE
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105

To apply for the position, send:

1) a curriculum vitae or résumé,
2) a cover letter describing interest in the position, relevant experience, and fit with the mission of NCEEER, and
3) the names of four references and their contact information to:


In subject line: ATTN: Dr. Maria Carlson, NCEEER Board Chair

The Search Committee would prefer to receive application materials electronically, but hard copies may be sent to:

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research
ATTN: Dr. Maria Carlson, NCEEER Board Chair
4500 Ninth Avenue NE
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105

For more information on the position, contact:

Maria Carlson, Search Committee Chair, mcarlson@ku.edu, 785-864-2350
Ted Hopf, hopf.2@osu.edu
Martha Lampland, mlampland@ucsd.edu
Bruce Grant, bruce.grant@nyu.edu
Mieke Meurs, mmeurs@american.edu
Dana Ponte, Senior Program Officer, dana@nceeer.org, (206) 306-4132

For more information on the Council and its activities, visit the web page at:


Review of applications will begin on 15 August 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

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