Associate Director, Academic Programs

Expiring today

Ithaca, New York
Up to $101,000
Jan 09, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
Knowledge Communities
International Education Leadership
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

One of the country’s premier international studies centers, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (Einaudi Center) is Cornell’s crossroads for research, teaching, and learning about the world. Through area studies and thematic programs, we strive to foster deep understanding and new knowledge of current events, histories, cultures, and languages of the world. We support campus-wide multidisciplinary initiatives and forge transnational collaborations.

Reporting to the Director of the Einaudi Center, and working within the collaborative faculty governance structure, the Associate Director for Academic Programs serves as a member of the Einaudi Center’s senior staff leadership team, contributing to the strategic vision and growth of the Center. The Associate Director will oversee the entire academic programs portfolio including curricular development and delivery, signature events and programs, internal grant and fellowship opportunities, international collaborations, outreach and faculty and student programs. They will work closely with the Director on the advancement of annual research priorities for the Center. In 2022 those priorities are Identities, Inequalities, and Justice; Democratic Threats and Resilience; and Migrations. In the next academic year, this will include Einaudi Center coordination around the University’s next Global Grand Challenge.

What you will do:

In line with the academic mission of the Center, implement strategies for Center activities and programmatic functions that raise the profile of the Center and forge linkages with other campus units and international partners.

Play a significant role in the planning and development of cross-program interdisciplinary research priorities, both on campus and with Cornell Global Hubs at various sites around the world, with an emphasis on faculty and student engagement at those sites.

Work with the Director and faculty advisory committee(s) to manage the Center’s faculty and post-doctoral research teams, and interdisciplinary and cross-program or cross-unit initiatives.

Lead an Academic Programs team, overseeing a portfolio that includes faculty funding opportunities, graduate student funding and training programs, undergraduate Minors and international experiences (internships and research), and outreach.

Oversee the Center’s new curricular and co-curricular initiatives, including pre-departure orientations for undergraduate research interns. Plan and develop certificate programs, which may lead to the development of a new professional master’s program. Plan and instruct curricular offerings for Global Hubs partner University students (summer courses in Ithaca).

What we need:

Master’s degree and three to five years relevant experience or equivalent Leadership experience in higher education, government or the non-profit sector. Experience with developing academic or co-curricular programming. Strong administrative management skills, including the ability to execute complex initiatives and knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, team management, and resource allocation.

In addition to the above, we would prefer you to have:

PhD or equivalent with international studies, international relations, global history, global studies, or other related area studies or international focus.

Seven or more years in significant leadership positions.

Excellence in teaching and curricular planning.

Experience creating and/or facilitating innovative networks of development organizations and/or practitioners.

Experience advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through best practices in program design, policies and practices.


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