Academic Professional: Director of the Master of International Policy Program

Position ID: 42498
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
School of Public & International Affairs
Department: 
SPIA International Affairs
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
PVA#: 
321
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Academic Professional, Director, Administrative
Job Description: 

 

Posting Details
Posting Number F0321P
Working Title Academic Professional: Director of the Master of International Policy Program
Department SPIA International Affairs
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type External
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Underutilization Minorities & Females
Anticipated Start Date 06/03/2019
Job Posting Date 03/07/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by April 8, 2019 are assured consideration. Please apply using the UGAJobs online system (https://www.ugajobsearch.com). Include in your application (1) a cover letter (2) a curriculum vita or resume, and (3) contact information for three individuals who can provide reference letters. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Shelly Terrazas at shelly.terrazas@uga.edu or 706-542-1881.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Academic Professional AC
Faculty Rank Academic Professional
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position (as defined in the job posting)

Position Summary

The University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) seeks applications for an non-tenure track Academic Professional to serve as the Director of the Master of International Policy (MIP) degree program.

The Master of International Policy (MIP) prepares graduate students for careers in international security, nonproliferation, and human security. The Director of the Master of International Policy degree program is responsible for shaping the mission of the MIP program, recruiting students to the program, developing the curriculum for the MIP, identifying instructors within and outside of the University of Georgia to offer courses in the program, providing academic advising of Master’s and pre‐Master’s students (e.g., current and prospective Double Dawgs students), developing pre‐professional opportunities for MIP students including identification of internships and career options, supervision of graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate student workers, fundraising for the program, and evaluation of the program. The Director also collaborates with the Office of the Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and all departments and centers within SPIA and collaborates with other academic and non‐academic units on campus so as to develop partnerships and support for the MIP program.

The Director also collaborates with administrators, faculty, and staff in the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) to identify synergies between the MIP and the work of the Center. The Director serves as a member in CITS. For more information, visit: http://spia.uga.edu/departments‐centers/center‐for‐international‐
trade‐and‐security‐cits/. The Director reports to the Head of the Department of International Affairs in consultation with the Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs.

CITS’s mission is to promote peace and prosperity through programs that focus on the mitigation of threats to national, regional, and international security, including threats posed by the transfer, trade, and use of technologies and materials associated with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This includes the safety and security of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials, and strategic trade controls on dual use products related to both WMD and conventional weapons. The Center also teaches and trains students and professionals to address other threats to national security, such as threats to energy infrastructure, border security risks, cybersecurity risks, threats to legal trade regimes, and terrorism.

CITS contributes to SPIA’s CITS experts serve as instructors in the MIP Program, whose graduates have been placed in prestigious educational and governmental institutions. Likewise, CITS experts administer the year‐long Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program which prepares undergraduates for careers in nonproliferation and national security. SLPFellows have earned distinguished national and international scholarships and have been hired by US government agencies, international organizations, corporations, and consulting firms.

The person hired for this position will be responsible for recruiting students to the program, developing the curriculum for the MIP, identifying instructors within and outside of the University of Georgia to offer courses in the program, providing academic advising of Master’s and pre-Master’s students (e.g., current and prospective Double Dawgs students), developing pre-professional opportunities for MIP students including identification of internships and career options, supervision of graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate student workers, fundraising for the program, and evaluation of the program.

Additional Requirements

The incumbent must possess a Ph.D. in international policy or international affairs. The Center seeks a candidate who has led a degree-granting graduate program focusing on international security, and demonstrated experience, at least two years, in placing undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni in careers in international security. Evidence of curriculum development of and faculty recruitment to a graduate-level international security program are required. A record of peer-reviewed, published scholarship is required. At least two years teaching experience, beyond serving as a teaching assistant, in the area of international affairs at the undergraduate level and in the area of international security at the graduate level is required.

The successful candidate must have a record appropriate for an Academic Professional faculty rank position (https://provost.uga.edu/_resources/documents/guidelinesapptpromotionacad...) and must have a strong record of academic program development in international security, particularly at the graduate level, as well as demonstrated success at placing graduates of these programs in international security careers.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
International Policy Analysis
International Relations and Affairs
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator