Job description

JOB NO.: 96775-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Dean, Director, Executive, Management/Supervisory

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96775-AS

Working Title: Executive Director, Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS)


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 14, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD required. Candidates for the executive directorship of the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) must have strong interest and demonstrated administrative experience in international research, education, and outreach.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidates should have a strong track record in educational and research administration in area or international studies broadly defined, as well as demonstrated administrative experience with strong relevance to area and international studies. Candidates should have extensive international experience, which may include study, research, or teaching abroad. Diversity and inclusion are primary values for IRIS and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums. The capacity to work collaboratively with faculty and staff across disciplines is required. Experience with campus administrative systems is highly desirable. Familiarity with Title VI National Resource Center and FLAS fellowship programs, or equivalent experience managing federal grants preferred. Candidate must have a record of managerial experience, including evidence of capacity to supervise a team with broad and varied responsibilities. A commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive work environment is essential. Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with diverse populations is extremely important.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) is part of the International Division, which also oversees International Academic Programs (study abroad), the International Internships Program, and International Projects Office (international partnerships). IRIS is comprised of nine area studies centers, the Wisconsin Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), and the International Studies major. Each of the nine area studies centers serves a distinct community of faculty and students with a regional focus (e.g. Africa, East Asia, Europe, etc.) who come from departments across campus, based in one of the university?s many colleges and divisions (e.g. College of Letters and Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, etc.). The area studies centers support their research and teaching while also offering a variety of complimentary academic programs such as joint degrees, M.A.s, B.A.s, undergraduate certificates (minors), and Ph.D. minors. Each center supports study abroad programs and facilitates scholarly exchanges, the teaching of regionally-specific languages (via language departments during the academic year and WISLI during the summer), and area studies research and teaching by faculty and graduate students. Each center also maintains a vigorous outreach presence in schools and the broader community. Many of the nine area studies centers are federally-funded under the Department of Education Title VI program, and have garnered national reputations for excellence over many decades of dedicated work. IRIS was founded in 2016 to consolidate administrative support services for each of these nine area studies centers in order to cement UW-Madison?s legacy as national leader in area studies education. The IRIS executive director position was created in part to develop and support cross-regional programming on campus.

The IRIS executive director reports directly to the faculty director of IRIS and secondarily to the associate dean of the International Division.

Additional Information:

The anticipated start date is January 14, 2019.


Kristine Schutte
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, CV/Resume, and a list of three professional references through our online job portal by the assured consideration date.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Nov 27 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 26 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/28/2018
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