Associate Director, MA Program in Social Sciences

May 16, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: The Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Associate Director. The successful applicant will work closely with our front office and academic staff, with particular responsibility for training our preceptors and post-doctoral instructors for best practices for student advising and PhD placement. The applicant will serve as a core member of MAPSS admission team, reading applications as a first or second reader, and participating in final admission and award decisions. The Associate Director will assist the Managing Director in all other matters pertaining to program marketing, recruitment, staff hiring, staff training, budgeting, external communications, program development, and student placement. Finally, the Associate Director will teach two graduate courses of his or her own design; support and write letters of recommendation for PhD applicants; hire and manage teaching assistants; and advise up to 5 annual MA theses.

Unit Education: Applicants must have the PhD in-hand by August 31, 2017.

Unit Experience: A minimum of three years administrative, managerial, or related experience required. Prior teaching experience is required. Familiarity with the University of Chicago's faculty and academic resources is strongly preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated administrative and coordination skills required. Basic quantitative and statistical skills required. Confidence, flexibility, and the capacity to work with teams required. Ability to complete projects under tight deadlines required. Ability to work closely with senior University and other officials required. Ability to work successfully with University students, faculty, and staff required. Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously required. Ability to work under pressure required.

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