Director, Center of Pan-African Culture (CPAC) | Pan African Studies Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Director, Center of Pan-African Culture (CPAC)

The CPAC Director is a 9-month faculty position that includes teaching responsibilities and managesment of the Center’s facilities. This position can be held by either a TT or NTT Faculty member. The Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing activities, which provide students and the Pan-African community at large with opportunities to develop projects, performances and exhibits promoting cultural and arts awareness.  The Director identifies artists and other public figures to be invited to Departmental events , guest lectures, the annual Pan-African Festival.   He or she also negotiates fees for such artists and public figures, handles all arrangements for their appearance on campus, provides promotional materials and publishes a calendar of events.  The Director works in cooperation with the Curator of the Gallery for exhibitions and with the IAAA Director for the scheduling of speakers on scholarly topics. The Director acts as a resource to address student success; interfaces and partners with various units including the University College, the Center for Student Involvement and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives that are focused on student success and retention. The Director serves as advisor to the CPAC Student Advisory Council, collaborates with Black United Students (BUS) and other student organizations to support the intellectual, cultural and social efforts of students

The Department may provide the Director with a graduate assistant. S/he is expected to manage the CPAC budget, report at regular Unit meetings, and to submit annual reports. The Director receives up to 12 credit hours teaching release per academic year unless there are dire and/or extenuating circumstances or with permission from the Dean.