Reporting to the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Senior Assistant Dean will support curriculum development and maintenance for GS international dual degree programs, represent GS in the Columbia Office of Undergraduate Research, and support other initiatives in Academic Affairs, as needed.
I. Undergraduate Research (35%)
The Senior Assistant Dean will co-manage, together with a counterpart in Columbia College, the Office of Undergraduate Research, with responsibilities to include the following: coordination of undergraduate research opportunities across academic units, symposia for student projects, production of an annual Columbia research fair where students can learn about opportunities, development of a summer research opportunities program across academic units, administration of funds for summer travel related to research, coordination of student assistantships and work-study research opportunities, tracking of undergraduate teaching assistants, student education about the value of research across the undergraduate experience, partnership with the libraries to educate students about research, and similar initiatives.
II. International Dual Degree Programs (35%)
The Senior Assistant Dean helps to develop and maintain degree plans for students GS students in dual and joint degree programs with international partners, including maintaining timely and accurate information for students about transfer credit agreements with individual Columbia departments. Works with faculty at Columbia and partner institutions to ensure that degree mappings and transfer credit arrangements are current, documented, and continuously available to both faculty and students. Maintains a process with each participating academic unit to allow students to receive transfer credit consistently and accurately. Coordinates student projects jointly owned by Columbia and partner institution faculty, including senior projects. In partnership with the Dean of Academic Affairs, develops and executes faculty events in support of dual degree programs.
III. Graduate School Advising (20%)
Provides tools and advice to GS students considering professional/graduate school, including both the administration of admissions programs between GS and Columbia graduate schools and exmissions. Run graduate school support informational sessions at GS Orientation, University Studies, and other venues, as appropriate. Meet with students individually for graduate school coaching and advising.
III. Other initiatives as needed (10%)
The Senior Assistant Dean will develop and support other Academic Affairs initiatives, as needed.
Bachelors degree required, advanced degree desirable. Minimum of four years of related experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment with changing deadlines and priorities. Excellent ability to multitask and manage time efficiently. Initiative, discretion, ability to establish priorities, good independent judgment and ability to work without supervision.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 498840
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