Oral History Association Seeks Institutional Home and Executive Director

The following announcement is from Linda Shopes, member of the Oral History Association Search Committee:

The Oral History Association (OHA), the principal organization of practicing oral historians in the United States, is seeking an institutional home for its executive office and staff effective January 1, 2018.  Concomitant with or subsequent to this search, the OHA plans to hire a new Executive Director to serve as its principal administrator.  Given oral history's firm footing in the humanities and its deep engagement with digital forms of scholarship and presentation, it is perhaps an appropriate arena for those interested in those practices and in advancing Alt-Ac careers. 

Institutions interested in hosting the OHA’s offices are invited to send an initial expression of interest to the OHA by September 30, 2016.  (See details below.) Viable candidates will be invited to submit a full proposal, due no later than February 1, 2017. A final decision is expected by April 2017.

An institution may identify an Executive Director as part of its proposal, or it could opt to allow for an open a search for the position.  If an Executive Director is not identified by the selected host, the OHA will initiate a search for the Executive Director during the spring/summer of 2017, in collaboration with appropriate personnel from the host institution.  Individuals affiliated with that institution will be welcome to apply. Our aim is to select the Executive Director by October 2017.

Further information is available at http://www.oralhistory.org/oha-searches-for-home-for-its-executive-office/.


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