Academic Director - Tashkent

Location
Saint Louis
Posted
Apr 04, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Academic Director - Tashkent
Webster University


Job Description Summary
General Statement of Duties:
The Academic Director serves as the on-site academic leader for Webster University's programs offered in Uzbekistan. Works at the general direction of Webster University's Provost, Vice Provost, and Chief Innovation Officer. This position serves as the Chief Academic Officer in Tashkent and manages the academic aspects of the programs in Tashkent and Samarkand. The Academic Director serves as primary liaison between Webster University and the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education and partner universities. The Academic Director collaborates regularly with Ministry's appointed Director regarding operational matters.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Ph.D., Ed.D. or J.D. master's degree with significant experience will be considered.
Functional/Technical Skills*:
Excellent communication skills, ability to work with a variety of constituents across a global network. Commitment to high quality, innovative, US style, student centered learning experience Fluency in English; mastery of Russian a plus. Ability to work in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated leadership, administrative track record an organization with an international focus. Experience and knowledge of US and/or international academic leadership and administration. Familiarity with academic program delivery, faculty leadership and student affairs. Knowledge of university administration, policy and procedures. Understanding of higher education issues including enrollment management, technology and student engagement.

Physical Demands
Within the range of a normal office environment.

Essential Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities*
Will serve as a member of appropriate committees with responsibilities for planning and delivery of Webster University programs in Uzbekistan. The Academic Director is responsible for the following areas:
1. Academic Affairs: In collaboration with the academic deans, lead all facets of program delivery, faculty recruitment, course planning, and scheduling for the academic offerings in Uzbekistan. Plan the delivery and scheduling of Webster's undergraduate general education offerings. Lead regular faculty meetings with local and Webster network faculty teaching in the programs in Uzbekistan. In collaboration with the Faculty Development Center and the academic departments in St Louis, ensure that faculty in Uzbekistan receive appropriate faculty development opportunities and training on relevant academic applications (e.g., Starfish, Canvas, TK20, Concourse). Collaborate with Academic deans to address matters regarding program planning, delivery and where applicable specialty accreditation. Evaluate and review faculty in accordance to University's academic processes, policy and guidelines.
2. Students Affairs: Plan, develop, and deliver student orientation and related meetings for the University programs offer in Uzbekistan. In Collaboration with the academic support units in St. Louis (e.g. Academic Advising, Academic Resource Center, Library) ensure that academic support is delivered to students in Uzbekistan. Serve with regards to University policy and standards for student petitions and appeals for programs in Uzbekistan. Serve as a main advisor or coordinating advising for the Webster University and Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) study abroad students in Uzbekistan.
3. Academic Policy: Enforce all University academic policies, including; admission criteria, registrations, probation and dismissal guidelines, transfer policies, graduation requirements and other academic advising or academic standing policies. Collaborate, with appropriate Ministry personnel regarding marketing and recruiting for University programs in Uzbekistan. Maintain academic standards consistent with all general University policies and requirements.
4. Curricular and Program Delivery: Coordinate and enforce all aspects of the University's academic programs. Maintain all University academic requirements and standards for University academic programs offered in Uzbekistan. Insure all course syllabi including: course descriptions, outcome statements, course outlines, and course materials are consistent with University academic standards.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities*
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the University. Provide supervision for Webster Personnel in Uzbekistan. Represent the University at professional meetings, conferences, seminars, and other functions designated by the University/

For full application instructions and position description, visit https://webster.peopleadmin.com/postings/3856

Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.





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