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04.11.2017 13:59 Alter: 19 days

M.A. Program Coordinator in Global Thought


Job Announcement

Type: M.A. Program Coordinator in Global Thought
Institution: Committee on Global Thought (CGT), Columbia University
Location: New York, NY (USA)
Deadline: 31.12.2017

 

The Committee on Global Thought (CGT) at Columbia University invites
applications for the direction of an academic graduate program in
Global Thought. Reporting to the Director of the CGT, the incumbent
is responsible for supervising a pan-university, interdisciplinary
Master's degree program.

Responsibilities:

Acts as primary academic advisor for the MA students, advising
students, both current and prospective, on academic trajectory and
program requirements, available courses, and university resources.

Working in close collaboration with CGT faculty and staff, advises on
thesis development and is responsible for allocation of thesis
advisors, including direct communication with each advisor and
individual follow up with student on topic and research plans, and
assumes responsibility of supervising student progress intellectually
and administratively in what is an intensive nine-month course to
degree.

The incumbent will guide students in exploring global connections and
commonalities in contemporary politics, economics, society, and
culture, helping them tailor their courses and thesis research to
their intellectual and professional interests.

She/he may help originate new courses and, where appropriate, take
part in an instructional capacity each semester.

Curates an annual faculty/advisor/student conference where students
present their MA essays with feedback from advisors, faculty, and
peers.

Handles individual student concerns in collaboration with other CGT
staff, making issues known to the CGT Chair and Faculty Director as
they arise.

Manages and executes admissions, application reviews, and all
admissions decisions in consultation with the CGT Faculty and its
Chair, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) admissions
office; administrates all aspects of application review including
allocation of financial aid; reads and evaluates all applications;
manages enrollment and registration procedures in close collaboration
with GSAS.

Manages and develops day-to-day and overall administrative,
operational, and financial components of the program, including
working with the CGT Director on budgets and spending for the
program. She/he has primary responsibility for producing program
evaluation metrics regarding admissions and recruitment, curricular
engagement, and student satisfaction, among other areas.

Coordinates events for the MA students during the year.

Directs program publicity, outreach, and recruitment of prospective
students, and helps oversee an alumni network. Tasks include, but are
not limited to, writing content for the MA program websites and
university publications, managing admissions correspondence,
application review, admissions decisions, and registration in
consultation with the MA faculty subcommittee and the Graduate School
of Arts & Sciences (GSAS). He/she monitors student records for degree
requirements; serves as liaison for students with campus offices;
maintains departmental records for master program students; and
handles other tasks as required.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must be conversant and interested in existing and emerging
research on global issues and processes and be comfortable teaching
and advising students in an interdisciplinary environment across Arts
and Sciences and the professional schools. Active engagement with
scholarship in global context, pedagogy, curriculum, and academic
advising is essential.

Applicants should demonstrate an interest in global issues through a
combination of professional, international, teaching, and research
experience.

Ability and willingness to teach a class or workshop or other
sessions associated with student development preferred.

Minimum Education Required:
Doctorate (PhD)    

You MUST apply directly through Columbia at:
https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=165492