EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Applications are invited for the position of Executive Director of ASECS. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Society and handles all of its official business. The Executive Director is assisted by a full-time, salaried Office Manager (hired and paid by the Society) and works closely with the Treasurer in managing the financial affairs of the Society. The term of the office is three years with expectation of renewal. Given the substantial cost of relocation, the Society hopes to find a longterm home for its office. The responsibilities of the office are many and varied, including liaison with the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) (two meetings per year) and the Executive Committee of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) (one meeting per year, usually in Europe); directing various fellowship and prize programs; editing the online ASECS News Circular; working closely with Johns Hopkins University Press and the Editors of Eighteenth-Century Studies and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. The membership database is maintained at Johns Hopkins University Press and all mailing of ECS and SECC are handled by the staff at JHUP; supervising the publication, editing, and distribution of all other ASECS publications; overseeing, with the affiliates coordinator, the activities of the affiliated organizations; planning and arranging meetings of the Steering Committee and the Executive Board (one each during the year); helping to not only organize the program of the Society's annual meeting but overseeing the running of the meeting, including mailing registration materials and handling of the pre-registration process; maintaining the Society's Web; and handling a correspondence by letter, e-mail, and fax. This is not a salaried position, but expenses incurred in performing these duties are covered by the Society's treasury. In addition, contingent on the state of the Society's finances, the Society will provide an annual stipend. Customarily, the person holding this office is a faculty member at the institution hosting the Society, and it is expected that the host institution will make appropriate arrangements for released time to enable the Executive Director to discharge these functions. Specifically, the Society requests that the host institution provide: (1) approximately 400-500 square feet of continuous office space (2) janitorial service and utilities (heating, cooling, and electricity); (3) (4) (5) (6) services. Telephone, fax, and internet connections Computer, copy machine/printer/fax Release time from teaching for the Executive Director Any other facilities or services that might enhance the Society or its The position will be open July 1, 2017 but the Society hopes to name a new Executive Director during the 2015-2016 year. Applicants should send a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three persons who can provide information concerning the applicant's administrative experience to the ASECS Business Office (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. ASECS welcomes diversity among its members, in terms of race, age, gender, religion, marital state, national origin, sexual orientation, and physical ability. The Society prohibits discrimination based on any of these grounds in its employment practices, contract negotiations, nominations, opportunities, papers and publications, and in the awarding of its fellowships and prizes.