Position Available: Director of Education Abroad and Off-Campus Programs, MSU College of Natural Science

December 31, 2018

Posting Number: 551367
Closing Date: January 2, 2018

The College of Natural Science (NatSci) is seeking applicants for a Continuing, 100% 12 month academic specialist position. The academic specialist will serve as the Director of Education Abroad and Off-Campus Programs.


The Director will work directly with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, department chairs, faculty, and academic advisors in the development of programs and individual course initiatives which provide alternatives to more traditional course offerings. The position requires creativity in working closely with faculty to develop curricula and a diverse range of program models. The successful candidate will provide support to instructors on issues related to teaching, student learning, and the evaluation of student performance and programs. The Director will work to enhance current programs and develop future initiatives for both on and off campus course offerings during the summer session, coordinate related graduate student training, arrange facilities and manage an overall budget that funds new and continuing programs.
The Director will also serve as the college liaison with the Office of Education Abroad to integrate experiences abroad into the undergraduate curriculum. This includes marketing Education Abroad to undergraduate students, working with faculty throughout the College to develop programmatic initiatives, and designing different program models that integrate into Natural Science majors in a seamless manner. The position will work closely with MSU students, attending faculty-led, direct enroll, or exchange programs, before and after their education abroad experiences, as well as work with non-degree students on exchange programs from around the world to develop individualized course plans.


The College of Natural Science is committed to building an inclusive and accessible work community. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

Required Degree:
Masters -Science, Mathematics, Curriculum Develop Desired Degree

Other Minimum Requirements: The successful candidate will have three to five years’ experience of recruitment, outreach, or advising in higher education, and will have earned a master’s degree, with an emphasis in science or mathematics, curriculum development, higher education, or relevant related area.


Desired Qualifications:
The candidate should be familiar with the various ways in which pedagogical techniques, assessment, and technology can be used to support and enhance learning. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills; be a self-starter with the ability to work independently within a large organization while maintaining multiple connections across campus, the ability to market new ideas to relevant constituents and community partners; demonstrated administrative and organizational experience, and the ability to develop, monitor, and project budgets.

Required Application Materials:
For consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement regarding experience and/or philosophy on working with under-represented populations, the names and contact information for three references, and any additional information that addresses the stated desired qualifications.