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Search for New NCS Executive Director/home

The New Chaucer Society, a growing international scholarly organization, seeks an Executive Director and an institutional home, to begin in August 2018.

The Executive Director (ED) is fully responsible for the administrative and financial affairs of the Society. Duties include: recommending and handling membership dues; taking a leadership and liaison role in the organization of biennial international congresses; liaising with the Chaucer Bibliographer and with the Editor and Book Reviews Editor of SAC. The ED acts as Secretary and Treasurer of the Society; serves as Returning Officer for all elections; maintains the website; supervises student assistant/s and any other staff. The term of appointment is normally 5 years, ordinarily renewable once. However, we will also consider bids for 3 years, renewable once.

Ideally, the institutional home will provide support for the Society through provision of office space, office expenses and staff help (which might, for example, include student assistantships), and research and travel support for the ED. Major responsibilities of the office will include web support, dues processing, newsletter editing, administrative assistance with budget management, and administrative support of the Biennial Congress Program Committee. 

All initial inquiries should be sent to Professor Ardis Butterfield, President of the Society and Chair of the Search Committee (, who will offer advice on the details that will be required for a formal bid. Individuals and institutions are also encouraged to consult with the current ED, Professor Ruth Evans, for help in shaping bids ( Completed applications should be sent via email to the President. They will be reviewed from 27 March 2017, continuing until a new ED and home are found.