NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI

Director of Experiential Education - Global Education and Outreach

Location
Abu Dhabi (AE)
Posted
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Director of Experiential Education - Global Education and Outreach

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Director of Experiential Education reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Education & Outreach. 

In collaboration with faculty across the academic divisions, The Director of Experiential Education designs and implements programs of community-based learning and research in support of undergraduate courses in the semester and J-Term, regional academic seminars, summer programs, and visiting student programs.  The Director also serves as an academic advisor for students on study away in the GNU and a member of the senior academic management team of the department.
 
Key Responsibilities 
Regional Academic Seminars

  • Design and implement regional academic travel programs in collaboration with faculty program leaders.  This involves curriculum development, sourcing and cultivating educational contacts in the host sites abroad, site-specific risk management for safety and health, conducting feasibility visits with faculty, developing metrics for the assessment of experiential learning, report writing, supervision of faculty and staff for the travel programs, staff training, incident response, and budget management

J-Term Abu Dhabi Program

  • Design and implement the experiential learning activities of J-Term courses in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with faculty.  This involves curriculum development, sourcing and cultivating educational contacts in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, site-specific risk management for safety and health, conducting feasibility visits, developing metrics for assessment of experiential learning, report writing, supervision of faculty and staff, faculty events and instructional support, staff training, incident response, and budget management

Summer Programs

  • Design and implement the experiential learning components of the NYUAD-funded summer programs, serving over 400 students in AY 18-19 in internships and undergraduate research from May-August.  This work involves curriculum development, risk management, supervising the Directed Summer Study Course required of all students, hiring and supervising faculty and course graders, conducting assessment of experiential learning, report writing, incident response and managing the budget

Community-Based Learning and Research /Semester Program

  • Design and implement the experiential learning components in collaboration with faculty for courses in the academic year in Abu Dhabi.  This involves working with over 100 courses per year in sourcing and cultivating community contacts, leading faculty development workshops, managing a budget,  creating reports, setting up community-based research projects, developing mandatory community-based learning workshops for students to ensure compliance with ethical standards for community engagement, Human Subject Protocols, cultural norm preparation, and legal/health/safety protocols.    Supervise the Community Learning Specialist and Faculty Support Coordinator for Community-based Learning

Short-Term Visiting Student Programs

  • Design and implement the programs for visiting short-term students to NYUAD.  This involves working with the CAS Presidential Scholars, Stern Executive MBA program,  and Visiting Stern and Steinhardt J-Term program—over 150 students in separate programs.  Responsibilities include setting up the curriculum, cultural orientation and integration programming, managing a budget, creating reports, setting up community-based activities, assessment of learning and program evaluation, risk management, and incident response
  • Participation in the Global Education Senior Administrative Team:  Provide academic advising for first and second year students on study away.   Contribute to strategic planning, communications, and new initiative development.  Become cross-trained in senior management areas of Global Education.

Education Requirements
Essential

  • MA in international higher education or equivalent degree in anthropology, sociology, international relations. 

Desirable

  • Ph.D. in international higher education, anthropology, sociology
  • Expertise in ethnographic field work

Experience Requirements
Essential

  • Five years of experience in academic administration at the university level
  • Outstanding record of professional/scholarly contributions to the field of experiential/global education (conference presentations, papers, program awards)
  • Experience in setting up educational programs in developing countries
  • Experience in academic advising of internationally diverse students
  • University-level  teaching,  curriculum/program development, and academic advising experience

Desirable 

  • Experience in teaching and doing academic administration in a liberal arts education setting
  • Experience living and working abroad
  • Experience administering study abroad and community-based learning programs