Committed to excellence and impact, the University of Delaware is a research intensive, learner-centered institution. In 2015, the University received the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization from NAFSA for its efforts to internationalize the campus and imbed intercultural learning across its activities.
The University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Director, Institute for Global Studies. Reporting to the Associate Deputy Provost for International Programs, this strategic position provides oversight and leadership to the programs, extramural projects, and activities associated with the Institute for Global Studies and fosters an organizational climate that supports global education and values diversity. The Director works in collaboration with the colleges and other academic and administrative units to facilitate, expand and enhance campus internationalization, intercultural learning, and global initiatives. The Director provides oversight to the educational, fiscal, and programmatic mission of the unit, which includes Study Abroad programs, World Scholars, sponsored projects, global outreach, STEM internationalization, hosting international visitors, and facilitating international partnerships and exchanges.
The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) was created in 2009 to enhance the international dimensions of teaching, research and outreach at the University of Delaware. The IGS provides leadership and support for programs and experiences that contribute to the education of informed, skilled, open-minded citizens of the world. http://www1.udel.edu/global/
Provides leadership and a vision consistent with the global educational mission of the university
Coordinates academic policies, programs and activities of the Institute for Global Studies
Determines the strategic objectives, short- and long-range planning, and the implementation of programs to meet global initiatives
Oversees study/travel programs, institutional agreements, international delegations, extramural projects, and the fiscal and personnel management of the Institute for Global Studies
Operates in collaboration with students, scholars, faculty, senior leadership, and administrative staff to create conditions that support and enhance campus-wide global objectives
Actively identifies and oversees external funding, including grants, for international initiatives
Represents the university with the local program administration and externally to the local media, educational and governmental agencies, and the community at large
Master’s Degree with 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in international higher education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing
High degree of flexibility and collaborative abilities; strong written and verbal skills
Established networks in the field of international education
Demonstrated ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
Skills in strategic planning, organizing resources, managing personnel and establishing priorities
Experience working, studying, or living overseas; teaching and research experience preferred
Project management and supervisory experience involving initiatives with multiple partners is preferred
Experience working with people of diverse cultures; ability to foster a cooperative work environment; ability to work collaboratively and effectively across colleges and programs
Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2020, although nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence.
Candidates should upload a letter of interest, a detailed resume, and the names and addresses of three references to http://www1.udel.edu/udjobs/ by selecting STAFF opportunities, Director, Institute for Global Studies.
The University of Delaware, a state-supported, privately managed institution, is located midway between Washington, DC and New York City. From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the institution today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact and a commitment to teaching excellence and innovation. It is ranked in the top tier of institutions in national rankings. The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant University, with externally sponsored activities exceeding $200 million annually. The full-time enrollment is approximately 24,120 students. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer that encourages applications from minority group members and women. http://www.udel.edu/
Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html
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About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/