Director of Graduate Advising and Engagement for Humanities
Graduate Studies-Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008473)
The Office of the Dean in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is seeking a Director of Graduate Advising and Engagement for the Humanities for a newly awarded grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Humanities Engage: Reimagining Humanities Doctoral Education.
This position is responsible for enhancing graduate education in the Dietrich School of Art and Sciences by helping doctoral students in the humanities navigate the integration of the many facets of academic life into a coherent and fulfilling academic and career plan. The incumbent will provide overall leadership and project management on this three-and-a-half year grant. Will be responsible for creating an immersive fellowship program, design and organize new initiatives, provide career guidance, partner with Directors of Graduate Studies and advisors, work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to enhance graduate student experiences, and supervise a Project Coordinator assisting on the grant.
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. This position requires an innovative and nimble individual able to adapt to a changing environment. Incumbent must have superior communication skills to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
This position is funded by a 42-month grant, with an intention of sustaining the position long-term, assuming that the existence of the position has proven effective and that funds are available to sustain it.
A Ph.D. in an arts or humanities discipline required with 4 years of relevant experience. At least two years of work experience outside of academia is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have work experience both inside and outside academia, including in graduate education, advising, mentoring, career development, human resources, or related fields. All candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (including at least one supervisor, two preferred) with name, contact information, and relationship to candidate. Applications that do not include these documents will be considered incomplete.
4+ years of related experience
Excellent computer software and analytical skills are essential
Excellent organizational, written communication, interpersonal, analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality, work under pressure, and prioritize
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: PhD or ScD
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008473
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.