Location: Newport, RI Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Tue Mar 2 2021 Job Description:
The graduate program director (GPD) is a non-tenure track, 12-month, Lecturer faculty member with administrative responsibilities for graduate academic programs. S/he provides leadership in academic matters and is responsible to the Vice Provost of Graduate and Professional Studies and in concert with the Administration of Justice (ADJ) department chair. In accordance with University policies and procedures, the program director functions to ensure the quality of instruction, curriculum and faculty development within the program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The GPD in ADJ is an integral part of the ADJ program. The GPD works very closely with both the Vice Provost of Graduate and Professional Studies and the ADJ department chair. The GPD position reports to the Vice Provost on business management of the program and the ADJ department chair for issues related to teaching and curriculum development. The duties of the GPD shall include, but are not limited to, those listed below.
Provide leadership for program development and enhancement
Follow-up on student inquiries
Participate in information sessions and graduate fairs, when needed
Serve actively on the Graduate Council
Prepares annual reports, program reviews, and budget submissions in collaboration with the ADJ department chair.
Serve as the liaison between faculty members of the program and the administration on mutual concerns of the program faculty and the administration
Work collaboratively with the undergraduate ADJ program on the
Review and evaluate existing program in terms of curriculum and learning outcomes. method and credit; collaborate with faculty to develop new curriculum when needed.
Prepare recommendations on course offerings in collaboration with the ADJ department chair and Graduate Office.
Plan a regular cycle of course offerings and prepare/revise the program sections as appropriate.
Lead the assessment plan to measure program learning outcomes.
Furnish copies of all program syllabi to the ADJ department chair and Graduate Office of the Dean
Actively participated in recruiting of adjunct faculty in compliance with Salve's hiring processes. Submits to the ADJ department chair, Graduate office, and Office of Academic Affairs, the names of full-time faculty recommended for assignments in excess of their contractual loads.
As appropriate, submit a copy of the summary of program faculty meetings to the ADJ department chair, Graduate Office, and the Office of Academic Affairs
Inform program faculty about decisions and developments in the Graduate Council
Ensure that the program is represented at graduate-related University and community events
RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS:
Attempt informally to resolve conflicts between program faculty/students, faculty/faculty, faculty/administration, and students/administration
Work with admissions to support recruiting process
Assure compliance with FERPA guidelines
EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE:
The Vice Provost of Graduate Studies in concert with the ADJ department chair will conduct an evaluation of Director's performance at the end of the academic year to ensure that responsibilities are being addressed and expectations are being met.
Master's degree in a related field is required; doctorate preferred.
Demonstrated expertise of content knowledge with commensurate work experience in the field. Experience with prior academic program development, innovative teaching methods and technologically mediated learning preferred.
Strong supervisory skills preferably within higher education.
Basic knowledge of personnel regulations.
Analysis, forecasting and planning skills.
Knowledge and respect for shared governance principles.
The teaching load for this position is 2/2. The selected candidate will possess a strong and demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, particularly as it relates to core and elective courses in the curriculum. Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively and collegially with colleagues, staff, outside justice agencies, and community organizations. Demonstrate a genuine interest in student development and success. And contribute to the university's achievement of success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.