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Public Education Academic Coordinator - The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Closing date
Dec 4, 2022

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The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for the Public Education Academic Coordinator position. This is a part-time (67%), calendar-year position. The initial appointment will be through June 30, 2024.

This position is described as a 67% position, we encourage anyone who applies for this position to also apply for our Lecturer position at UCSB in the Global Studies Department that would cover the additional 33% workload, to add up to a total of 100% salary. The lecturer position can be found here and would be to teach one undergrad seminar each quarter on topics related to global studies research and education abroad.

The Public Education Academic Coordinator is supervised by the Orfalea Center Director or the Director's designated staff member to whom this appointee reports directly and will liaise with ISBER (the Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research), the Office of Research, the offices of the Deans of the Social Sciences and Humanities & Fine Arts, the Undergraduate Dean, and EAP. The position will build bridges across campus while also engaging with external partners in academia and among broader publics, by fulfilling the following responsibilities:

27% (of the 67% position) Public Programming:
  • provide logistical support for programs that develop ideas, research, policy and community partnerships, and visibility for the output of faculty, students and their global research partners;
  • manage conference organizing, public events, hosting, guest speaker/lecturer, writing groups, workshops, webinars, event planning and logistics, in-person as well as hybrid or online for both Orfalea Center and AGI, liaising with the Academic Coordinator of AGI's Cluster of Area Studies Centers as well as with the team of Orfalea Center.

40% (of the 67% position) Publications, Media, and Communications:
  • edit the online journal, "global-e," which engages a broad range of scholars, publics, policymakers and communities around the world;
  • launch and edit an AreaGlobal Studies academic journal (title to be decided);
  • produce, direct, edit and launch online web/youtube/podcast content for the AreaGlobal Initiative and Orfalea Center;
  • lead publication of edited volumes and collective book projects emerging from our Research for Action projects and collaborations with AGI Area Studies Centers and Orfalea Center clusters, hubs, workshops and conferences;
  • manage a public-access database and digital archive of conferences, projects, publications, and new global ideas.
  • coordinate web-designers to update and maintain webpages and to facilitate public education goals.

This position requires demonstrated superior professional ability, outstanding accomplishment in job-related activities.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

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