University of California, San Diego
April 20, 2001
SUBJECT: UCSD FACULTY DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS ABROAD OPENING
Applications by tenured faculty interested in serving as one of four Faculty Directors of Programs Abroad are invited. Three positions among the four Faculty Directorships are available, starting July, 2001. UCSD Faculty Directors provide academic oversight and planning for international education at UCSD. The major responsibilities of the Faculty Directors are:
(1) to select students to participate in the Education Abroad Program (EAP) and to approve academic programs for students participating in UCSD's own Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP);
(2) to coordinate integration of EAP/OAP course work into College and Department academic programs; and
(3) to serve as ex-officio members of the Academic Senate Committee on International Education and as faculty liaisons with the University Office of the Education Abroad Program in Santa Barbara.
Faculty Directors of Programs Abroad play a central role in our international education program, which is being strengthened and expanded. Past Directors have found it highly rewarding to be able to assist students with what has proved for nearly every student to be one of the most important educational experiences of their undergraduate education. Experience in the position can also provide key preparation for selection and service as a faculty Director in one of the EAP foreign study centers located around the world. Faculty with an interest in international education are encouraged to review the accompanying announcement and to contact Mary Dhooge, Director, UCSD International Center for further information (Extension 43730).
If interested, please apply by May 11, 2001.
TITLE: UCSD FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) OF PROGRAMS ABROAD
Four Faculty Directors of Programs Abroad, appointed by and responsible to the Senior Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs, provide academic oversight and leadership in the continuing development of UCSD's international education opportunities. Faculty Director initiatives are carried out in cooperation with the Programs Abroad Office at the International Center. The Academic Senate Committee on International Education reviews candidates and makes appointment recommendations to the Senior Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs.
The four Faculty Directors of Programs Abroad collaborate. Appointees divide responsibility for different geographical regions and relations with academic departments. The following specific functions are the shared responsibilities of the three Faculty Directors. Faculty Directors report quarterly to the Academic Senate Committee on International Education about their activities.
1. Promote the academic integration of UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) and UCSD's Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) course work into college and departmental degree programs.
2. Assume final responsibility for selection of UCSD students for the UC Education Abroad Program.
3. Collaborate with the International Center's Programs Abroad Office staff and participate as needed in student recruitment, advising, selection, pre-departure orientation, and re-entry advising.
4. Collaborate with faculty advisors and study abroad liaisons in each academic department and with College Provosts and advisors regarding programs abroad options and coursework and procedures for applying credit earned abroad to department and college degree requirements.
5. Maintain contact with academic department liaisons. Initiate and support efforts to develop advising materials, student record keeping, policy and procedures supportive of study abroad.
6. Serve as faculty liaisons to the University-wide Office of EAP regarding policy development, program development, and strategic planning. Represent UCSD at system-wide EAP meetings.
7. Serve as ex-officio members of the UCSD Academic Senate Committee on International Education.
8. Support campus curricular planning related to articulation of study abroad, and facilitate broad UCSD faculty involvement in advising, selection and development of programs.
9. Consult with representatives from non-UC study abroad programs and from foreign institutions to review programs and offerings when appropriate.
10. Give counsel to International Center's Programs Abroad Office regarding academic policy, scholarship selection and liaisons with campus academic programs.
TERM OF POSITION: 2 - 3 years or more by mutual agreement
NUMBER OF OPENINGS: Three. Starting July, 2001.
ELIGIBILITY: Tenured members of the Academic Senate and emeriti faculty
REMUNERATION: $3500 annually per Faculty Director. $4000 for Senior/Lead Faculty Director.
APPLICATION: Those interested in the position should call or write to:
c/o Mary Dhooge, Director, UCSD International Center, 0018
Please Apply by May 11, 2001