Director of the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) – Position Announcement

The UW–Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on the study of contemporary processes of economic globalization and its governance. WAGE pursues a four-fold mission aimed at supporting faculty research, promoting graduate education and training, building a cross-campus intellectual community, and sharing international expertise with business, government, and the public within and beyond Wisconsin. WAGE is a member program of the International Institute, a joint unit of the Division of International Studies and the College of Letters and Science.

WAGE is conducting an open search among UW–Madison tenured faculty for the position of director of the center. The directorship is a three-year appointment subject to annual renewal upon the recommendation of WAGE’s Faculty Steering Committee. The director is appointed jointly by the deans of International Studies and Letters and Science.  The funding and the scope of the director’s benefits will be in line with those of other International Institute directors with similar responsibilities.

The director works closely with the associate director, who is the chief administrator of the center, and the faculty steering committee. Together, they establish long- and short-term goals for the center, create and maintain WAGE intellectual projects, and lead faculty fellows and WAGE staff in efforts to seek additional funding for WAGE and its projects. They are responsible for an annual budget of over $300,000.

Some of the most immediate responsibilities of the director and the steering committee will include developing the 2011-14 Strategic Plan that will guide the pursuit of external funding, the enhancement of WAGE’s outreach mandate, in addition to the center’s research and education mission.

The director will collaborate with other units in the International Institute and its affiliated area studies programs and centers, as well as the Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER), La Follette School of Public Affairs, the Global Legal Studies Center, and other programs that can advance WAGE’s four-fold mission. The director reports to the dean of the Division of International Studies.

Faculty interested in this position should submit a CV and letter of application to Dean Gilles Bousquet by February 1, 2010.

Division of International Studies
Room 261 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706