November 19, 2019


SUBJECT:    Reminder - Deadline Approaching: Study Abroad UC San Diego Faculty Co-Director

Applications are invited from senate faculty (with tenure or security of employment) interested in serving as the Faculty Co-Director of the Study Abroad, UC San Diego Office. This position starts on January 1, 2020 for a three-year appointment. The full position description can be found below.

Faculty Co-Directors play a central role in our international education program, which 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 interest in international education are encouraged to review the accompanying position description and submit a letter of interest and current CV to John Moore, Dean of Undergraduate Education at The application deadline is Monday, November 25, 2019.

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor

Position Description:
Study Abroad UC San Diego is the academic support unit within Global Education responsible for outreach and student advising for study, volunteer, research, internship, and other educational opportunities abroad. Study Abroad 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. Study Abroad has decades of experience assisting students to find other education abroad opportunities that fit their needs through Opportunities Abroad Programs (OAP) and through faculty-led program development, including the Global Seminars. Study Abroad reaches out to all UC San Diego students in all majors and at all levels. Staff members in Study Abroad 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. Undergraduate and graduate/professional school students receive approximately $950,000 in study abroad scholarships each year.

The ideal Faculty Co-Directors will have previous administrative experience working with academic advising staff and with undergraduate students at UC San Diego and will have established connections and relationships with faculty in divisions other than their own. The Faculty Co-Directors will be motivated by working with a highly passionate team of advisors towards the goals of making study abroad opportunities accessible for all undergraduates at UC San Diego.

During the three-year appointment, the Faculty Co-Directors report to the Dean of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and are ex-officio members of the Senate Committee on International Education (CIE). They work closely with the Director of Study Abroad on academic, administrative, and student issues and initiatives in Study Abroad and provide a crucial faculty perspective and academic credibility. Their positions are funded in part by the Executive Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs (EVC) and in part by the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP).

The Faculty Co-Directors are appointed by the EVC in consultation with the DUE and the Senate Committee on International Education (CIE).


Administrative Responsibilities (to be shared):
. Represent Study Abroad as an ex-officio member at quarterly CIE meetings
. Report to and meet annually with the DUE, submitting written evaluations and reports annually
. Meet quarterly with the Faculty Director of Global Education
. Represent Study Abroad's EAP at system-wide quarterly Council of Campus Directors (CCD) meetings and the annual UCEAP conference
. Meet regularly with Study Abroad Director to review policy and academic issues and confer with staff as needed
. In conjunction with Study Abroad staff, represent Study Abroad's programs at undergraduate recruitment efforts (Admit Day, Transfer Students Day, Scholars Day, Fall Recruitment Fair, Freshman and Transfer Student Orientations, etc.)
. Participate in quarterly campus-wide discussions of internationalization and other meetings as appropriate
. Meet with representatives of Opportunities Abroad Programs at the request of Study Abroad staff or the Interim Faculty Director of Global Education
. Participate as needed in student recruitment, advising, selection, scholarship review, pre-departure orientation, and reentry advising sessions. Faculty will approve selection of UC San Diego students for the UC Education Abroad Program
. Participate in support of UC San Diego programs abroad, such as Global Seminars, with faculty recruitment, advising, and selection; Foster collaboration with campus partners, such as International House, the Teaching + Learning Commons, and the Colleges
. Work with the Director of Outreach and Academic Engagement to establish faculty liaisons in departments
. Spearhead recruitment of proposals and consult on the development of budget requests for UCEAP Academic Integration grant proposals

Academic Responsibilities (to be shared):
. Collaborate on the development of new possibilities for study abroad, including faculty-led summer and follow-on opportunities
. Participate in the process of resolving academic issues related to study abroad for students, including requesting waivers, intervening with departments, intervening with UCEAP and the Study Centers
. Assist with discussions of departmentally-based exchanges
. Support and promote the academic integration of study abroad course work into college and departmental degree programs through regular meetings with department faculty, chairs, and Divisional Deans
. With the Director of Outreach and Academic Engagement systematically engage department chairs and faculty in discussions surrounding the promotion of Global Concentrations within departments; assist departments in developing the Global Concentration proposals to be presented to the Academic Senate
. Work with UC San Diego American Council for Education Internationalization Laboratory
( leadership group to design and implement UC San Diego's internationalization restructuring process

Student Selection Responsibilities (to be shared, as needed):
. Working with Study Abroad advisors occasionally interview, or arrange for other faculty to interview, relevant students
. Occasionally evaluate student files that do not require interviewing