CAMWS Secretary-Treasurer Search

CAMWS Secretary-Treasurer Search

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South announces a search to replace the current Secretary-Treasurer, Professor Tom Sienkewicz (Monmouth College).  Ideally, his successor would become Secretary-Treasurer Elect at the CAMWS Annual Meeting in Lincoln next spring, and the transition would be completed by June 30, 2020.

As chief operating officer of CAMWS, the Secretary-Treasurer is responsible for all of its financial commitments, including serving as business manager for Classical Journal, and provides continuity in planning and policy. In addition to travel expenses, s/he receives an annual stipend determined by the Executive Committee.  CAMWS also compensates an administrative assistant and reimburses the host institution for postage, printing, telephone charges, supplies, and other routine operating expenses. More information about the position can be found at camws.org/secretarytreasurer.

The candidate must be a CAMWS member from an institution in CAMWS territory.  CAMWS requires a commitment from that institution to provide office space and computer hardware.  Course release is usually negotiated between the candidate and the institution.

The candidate should be tenured as a professor or associate professor in Classics or a closely related discipline, with skills in business management, the ability to manage computer databases, and familiarity with the operation and membership of CAMWS.  S/he should provide evidence of long-term involvement in the association.  

CAMWS President Andrew Faulkner has asked the 2018-19 Nominating Committee members to serve as the Search Committee.  The Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2018.  If the Executive Committee approves the Search Committee's recommendation, the nominee's name will appear on the slate of officers to be elected by the CAMWS membership at the Annual Business Meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 6, 2019.

Members of the Search Committee:  Laura McClure, Chair (University of Wisconsin), Eleni Manolaraki (University of South Florida), Christine Perkell (Emory), Anise Strong (Western Michigan University), Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico), Nandini Pandey (University of Wisconsin), Jonathan Zarecki (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Thomas Sienkewicz (Monmouth College).

Electronic applications should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Laura McClure (lmcclure@wisc.edu). Those interested in applying are encouraged to speak with the current Secretary-Treasurer (stcamws@camws.org) about the opportunities and challenges of the position.