#099-18 ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE/ DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES
The University of Guam seeks an Administrator who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution of higher education in the Pacific.
Under the direction of the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Academic Excellence/Director of Graduate Studies will support and sustain excellence in teaching, research, and student achievement at the University of Guam. The Assistant Vice President for Academic Excellence is responsible for maintaining an environment conducive to academic quality, teaching and research excellence, student success, innovation, and progress, as well as a culture of iterative review and responsible University Citizenship. The Director of Graduate Studies will coordinate the activities of graduate programs with the appropriate Deans and various program faculty and assure updates of all activities relating to graduate faculty status and graduate program quality, on behalf of the Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
Major duties and responsibilities shall include, but will not be limited to, the following:
- Assure maintenance of academic quality and student learning according to regional accreditation standards, and monitor specialized accreditation initiatives that align with institutional goals.
- Facilitate and support student success initiatives that promote high student achievement, progressive student retention, and degree completion for all student population segments, in concert with Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) and academic Deans.
- Liaison with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness/Institutional Researcher on institutional research agendas and data that address teaching excellence, student success, and degree completion for all student population segments.
- Assure nexus of research centers with academic programs to foster undergraduate and graduate research across academic programs, in coordination with research center directors and academic Deans.
- Coordinate regularly with Director for Research and Sponsored Programs to effectuate grant opportunities that support academic and student success research agendas, established under the Office of the Senior Vice President and Academic Affairs, including assurance of faculty professional development on grant writing and grant management.
- Administer all aspects of the Office of Graduate Studies, including Graduate Bulletin review and updates, and coordination of admissions and degree completion with the EMSS Admissions & Records Office, EMSS Dean, and academic (graduate program) Deans.
- Coordinate the Conferral of Graduate Faculty Status.
- Coordinate the maintenance of graduate theses submissions and other equivalent graduate student capstone submissions with the RFK Library.
- Serve as the liaison between the Senior Vice President and the Graduate and Research Councils.
- Coordinate Academic and Non-Academic Program reviews, in concert with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.
- Coordinate support for faculty development activities with the Faculty Senate, including those that support institutional faculty excellence in teaching, research, and nationally-recognized best and promising student achievement practices.
- Develop and adhere to required budgets in conformance with UOG budget assumptions and guidelines.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
Minimum: Earned terminal degree in a relevant field from a U.S. accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Three (3) years’ experience demonstrated leadership competence as an administrator in an institution of higher education. Record of academic excellence in teaching, scholarly research, assessment, and student success in a higher education institution. Knowledge of Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) regional accreditation standards. Experience with regional institution accreditation review. Working knowledge of High Impact Practices (HIPs). Minimum two (2) years graduate teaching experience. Demonstrated ability to work well with culturally diverse groups. Great interpersonal skills.
Preferred: Experience overseeing a program that led to adoption of improved practices in a university setting based on research. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Graduate Program Chair or Coordinator. Experience with grant proposals.
Applicants for University of Guam administrator positions must complete an online job application through the UOG online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of application that describes candidate’s qualifications
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Ms. Deborah D. Leon Guerrero, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment.
Applicants must provide police and court clearances to verify that they were not convicted of any crimes connected to the position applied for and were not convicted of any crimes that prohibit employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence to include county and state clearances. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.