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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of American Culture Studies. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Assistant Director works with and reports to the Program Director of the American Culture Studies Program (AMCS) in Arts & Sciences, supporting the planning and management of all aspects of the American Culture Studies program. This involves collaboration with other program staff and academic personnel of the program, including the Graduate Director, post-doctoral fellows, and AMCS faculty.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Planning and Development
Assist the Director with long-range planning, mission, and program development, including new projects and initiatives.
Collaborate with the Director and the Administrative Coordinator on budgetary planning, resource allocation decisions, and reporting.
Assist the Graduate Director and Program Director in development of the graduate curriculum and program, including recruitment of graduate and postdoctoral fellows.
Represent AMCS to the university and the St. Louis community, working to development and maintain institutional partnerships, e.g. with local museums, non-profits, etc.
General Administrative Duties
Play lead role in the development and implementation of the undergraduate curriculum and related projects.
Supervise and mentor the Academic Coordinator in core undergraduate program duties including the curriculum and advising of students.
Collaborate with the Coordinator of the University College Master’s Program on development of the curriculum and related projects.
Coordinate staff activities in pursuit of specific projects, as well as overall program goals.
Direct the assessment of curriculum, and write the program’s biennial assessment report and related documents.
In the Director’s absence, coordinate urgent decision-making in consultation with responsible faculty or College administrators.
Teaching and Research
Teach at least one core AMCS course per year, and experiment with core curricular elements essential to the AMCS program, such as the new AMCS undergraduate workshops.
Recruit and attend to affiliated faculty, and provide curriculum-related guidance.
Conceptualize collaborative research and teaching arrangements, and assist in the development of On Location and other unique sources of faculty involvement (e.g. amcs.wustl.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Ph.D. in related discipline with three years of experience in teaching at a college or university previous experience in American Culture Studies or similar multi-disciplinary program within a higher-education setting.
Demonstrated ability to supervise academic work and advise college students.
Strong interpersonal communication skills with excellent verbal and written skills.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and collaborate with faculty and staff.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact with people at all levels of the University, as well as with community partners.
Good judgment and ability to make appropriate decisions regarding student problems.
Ability to synthesize educational-research findings and to communicate these findings to diverse academic audiences.
Knowledge of current literature in the Scholarship of Teaching in Learning, including studies on teaching and learning in STEM disciplines.
Knowledge of effective pedagogies and best practices in higher-education teaching, including teaching with technology.
Exemplary communication skills, including oral and written communication.
Excellent project-management, time-management, and organizational skills.
Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
Flexibility and desire to expand and improve areas of expertise, as required by the position.
The hiring range for this position is $52,942 - $68,815 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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