March 19, 2014
ALL ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
Applications are invited from tenured faculty interested in serving as the Faculty Director of the Programs Abroad Office. The position starts July 1, 2014 for a three-year appointment. A full position description can be found at: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/evc/director-programs-abroad.html
Faculty Directors play a central role in our international education program, which is being strengthened and expanded and includes Education Abroad Programs, Opportunities Abroad Programs, and UC San Diego Faculty-led Global Seminars. Past directors have found it highly rewarding to assist students with what has proven to be one of the most important educational experiences of their undergraduate years. Experience in the position can also provide key preparation for selection and service as a Faculty Director in one of the EAP study centers located around the world. Faculty with interests in international education are encouraged to review the accompanying position description and submit a letter of interest and current CV to Barbara Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Dean of Undergraduate Education at email@example.com. The deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014.
The Programs Abroad Office (PAO) is the academic support unit within the International Center (IC) responsible for outreach and student advising for study, volunteer, research, internship, and other educational opportunities abroad. PAO has been providing advice and information to students about study abroad since UC San Diego began sending students on Education Abroad Programs (EAP) in the 1960s. PAO has decades of experience assisting students to find other education abroad opportunities that fit their needs through Opportunities Abroad Programs (OAP). PAO reaches out to all UC San Diego students in all majors and at all levels. Staff members in PAO collaborate with academic departments to determine the best programs abroad for each major, thereby integrating education abroad into the major. They also select and orient all students going abroad, and provide reintegration support and programming for over 1,000 returnees annually. Annually, undergraduate and graduate/professional school students receive approximately $650,000 in study abroad scholarships.
The Faculty Director and Associate Faculty Director of PAO, who report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Dean of Undergraduate Education (AVCDUE) and are ex-officio members of the Senate Committee on International Education (CIE), work closely with the Dean of International Center and the Director of PAO on academic, administrative, and student issues and initiatives in PAO. They provide a crucial faculty perspective and academic credibility. Their positions are funded in part by the Executive Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs (EVCAA) and in part by the Universitywide Office of EAP (UOEAP).
The Faculty Director and Associate Faculty Director are appointed by the EVCAA in consultation with the AVCDUE and the Senate Committee on International Education (CIE).