Middlebury Institute of International Studies job ad (California)

Associate Professor of International Education
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California

Position Summary
The Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) located in Monterey, California invites applications for a regular faculty position in the field of International Education Management.We seek to hire a candidate at the rank of Associate Professor, though applicants whose experience and credentials are more suited to Full Professor or Assistant Professor may apply. The rank will be determined by the experience and credentials of the selected candidate. (See faculty handbook, p. 21).  Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. The start date is August 2016.

The MA in International Education Management degree offers a three-semester degree comprised of one intensive academic year on campus followed by 4 to 6 month professional practicum in the international education field. The program prepares practitioners to design and manage programs for meaningful cross-cultural engagement. Students have the opportunity to add a TESOL specialization or complete a joint IEM-MPA (Master of Public Administration) degree.

This degree is the first collaboratively developed degree program by Middlebury College and MIIS, which merged in 2010. The first cohort of students was welcomed in August 2012, and the program has seen steady growth since that time. Approximately 115 students are currently enrolled in the program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Teach core courses in International Education Management. Core courses may include:
a) Principles and Practices of International Education
b) International Education Program Design and Assessment
c) International Education Marketing and Student Recruitment
d) Comparative International Education
e) Staff Management in International Context
f) Budgeting for Educational Organizations

In addition to required expertise in the core program courses above, additional expertise in the teaching and/or research of the following subjects is desirable:
g) Intercultural communications/ intercultural competence
h) Education and development
i) Education theory/curriculum design
j) Educational assessment and evaluation
k) International service-learning
l) Citizen diplomacy
m) International education in K-12/youth programs
n) International education policy

2) Serve as an academic and professional mentor to students, being available to discuss students’ career goals, and utilizing his/her professional networks to help students make contacts with potential practicum host sites.

3) Engage with online discussion forums used by the program, to foster a collegial atmosphere and to stay connected with students, particularly during their practicum periods.

4) Serve as instructor for the International Education Management Practicum on a rotating basis. This includes some advising of students on the selection of host sites, and primary responsibility for reviewing and evaluating students’ academic work during the practicum period according to criteria established by Team IEM.

5) Contribute actively to Team IEM, the committee of faculty, staff, and student representatives who meet regularly as a program team to ensure the coordination, effectiveness, and success of the IEM program. Among the topics the group discusses and acts on are student morale, social activities, curricular cohesion, program marketing, assessment of learning, etc.

6) Maintain an active research agenda leading to a combination of peer-reviewed and other academic publications, as well as other professional activities.

7) Contribute to the campus community through participation in campus events and service on campus-wide committees.

8) Other related duties as requested by the GSIPM Dean or the IEM Program Chair.


Applicants should have a Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent terminal degree and significant professional experience in international education. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent teaching ability, extensive experience as an international education practitioner (minimum 10 years desired), and a record of scholarship in international education and related areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
In evaluating the record and potential of candidates for appointment, primary consideration is given to the following:

1) Teaching ability, as evidenced by appropriate references, student evaluations, and recommendation of peers. Evidence of effectiveness in training or facilitation roles will also be considered.

2) Experience as an international education practitioner, preferably in management roles, with experience across multiples sectors and organizations, and demonstrated knowledge of current trends, issues, and best practices.

3) Research excellence, as evidenced by the candidate’s scholarly activities such as publications, presentations at professional meetings; and reputation among peers in the field.

4) Personal attributes such as integrity, initiative, breadth and focus of intellectual interest, and willingness to advise and assist students and participate in Institute activities.

5) MIIS promotes an international and multicultural environment. The ability to work in that environment is required, while international experience and second language capabilities are desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a 2-3 page cover letter, along with your CV, documentation of teaching effectiveness, and names of three references through the Middlebury online human resources system. Quality of teaching is the most important responsibility of the Middlebury Institute’s faculty. Please detail your teaching philosophy and approach (including educational innovations) in your cover letter. Candidates with a variety of backgrounds and experience will be considered for this position. International applicants are welcomed. MIIS is an EEO/AA Employer.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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