Reporting to the Deputy Chief Global Affairs Officer in the Office of Global Engagement (OGE), the Director of Study Abroad will provide leadership in the strategy, management, planning, and administration of the Study Abroad Center. Leading a team of Education Abroad professionals, the Director is responsible for administrative and programmatic oversight of all education abroad programs sponsored by the university and directs the implementation of international academic experiences that foster student engagement, learning, and development. Many UCI study abroad programs are offered through the University of California Education Abroad Program. The Director will oversee a significant expansion of services to include direct student exchange and faculty-led programs originating at the UCI campus.
The Director will have the support of an experienced professional staff and a Faculty Director for Study Abroad Academic Development.
As educators, we promote students' academic, personal, professional, and intercultural development before, during, and after their study abroad experiences. The desired candidate will be a dynamic leader who can create new programs, policies and procedures, and significantly expand the Study Abroad Center (SAC) mission while maintaining and growing the high-impact practices that make UCI?s education abroad experience deeply meaningful for student participants.
Study Abroad Center
The Study Abroad Center has a staff of six who advise 1,500 students each year, support 1,000 who go abroad, and provide returnee programs to another 200. UCI participates in the University of California?s system-wide education abroad program (UCEAP) and is now expanding its campus-based opportunities. The director position is responsible for a significant expansion to a comprehensive campus-based education abroad program. This expansion will enable the Study Abroad Center to support UCI?s goal of fostering international collaborations per UCI?s strategic plan and become the strategic center for all education abroad activities at UCI, whether it be a student exchange, a faculty-led research program, or a medical clinical rotation.
UCI is recognized for its excellence in academics and accessibility and its education abroad programs. UCI is ranked #9 among public universities in the US and more than 90% of undergraduates participate in research with faculty before they graduate. STEM programs are especially competitive and the curricula are intensive. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked UCI as #1 for accessibility which includes need-based funding and on-time graduation for students receiving financial aid. First-generation students make up more than half of UCI?s class of 2017.
The University of California, Irvine
Founded in 1965, the University of California, Irvine (UCI) combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI?s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national, and global communities.
Research university: UCI is comprised of 13 schools and offers 92 majors and 86 minors, 62 master?s, and 68 Ph.D.?s. UCI has over 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students, over 1,200 regular rank faculty, and over 10,000 staff members. UCI is one of 62 leading research universities elected into the prestigious Association of American Universities.
Diverse student body: UCI is among the most diverse and dynamic campuses in the University of California (UC) system. In 2017-18, UCI was designated a Hispanic-serving institution and an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander-serving institution. About 50% of UCI?s student body are first-generation College students. UCI was seventh in the nation for awarding bachelor?s degrees to minority students in 2015-16. UCI is the top university doing the most for the American Dream, according to The New York Times College Access Index. UCI is ranked #7 as the best public university by U.S. News and World Report; has been in the top 10 rankings of ?Cool School? by Sierra magazine for nine years; and is the number one college for beach lovers for the second year in a row by Money magazine. UCI holds 28 national titles in nine sports. UCI has an annual operating budget exceeding $2.9 billion. UCI was received the most undergraduate applications for admission in fall 2018, of any University of California, and its admitted freshmen have highly competitive academic profiles.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.