Alessia Maselli Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesAlessia Maselli is a graduate of the International Education M.A. program at New York University (USA), currently working as an Exchange Program officer at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), contributing to managing the exchange experience of over 1000 incoming exchange students from 200+ partner universities.

Alessia Maselli

Her research interests focus on the impact of globalization on education: more specifically, she is interested in understanding the relationship between international education and political changes on the global level, in the internationalization of the curriculum in higher education through the lens of critical pedagogy, and, more largely, on the international student experience. As a dual Italian American citizen, Alessia’s deep understanding of the international student experience translated into a strong personal and academic passion for improving it, as demonstrated by her various leadership roles, such as that of Assistant Teacher in the New International Student Seminar at NYU.

Alessia also contributed to the translation from English to Italian of the two UNESCO pedagogical guides on the prevention of violent extremism through education, in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice, Italy) and the Centre for International Cooperation (Trento, Italy): A Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism (UNESCO, 2016) and Preventing violent extremism through education: a guide for policy-makers (UNESCO, 2017).

Auburn U Job Ad: International Education (USA)

Job adsInternational Education Specialist, Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. Open until filled, posted August 14, 2018.

Among other duties:

Provides advising, administrative, and logistical support to students, faculty, and staff for study abroad programs.

Designs and implements a comprehensive study abroad program for AUM , to include individual student programs; faculty-led, Exchange Student and prestigious scholarships.

Maryland Institute College of Art Job Ad: International Education (USA)

Job adsDirector, Office of International Education, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Open until filled (Posted February 16, 2018).

Working collaboratively with Academic Affairs leadership, the Director will provide vision and expertise for implementing the international education initiatives and overall mission of the College. The Director also provides leadership to establish the International Education Office as a gateway to global engagement and a strategic partner in creating an internationally progressive learning and arts environment.


King’s College London Job Ad: International Education (UK)

Lecturer in International Education
King’s College London – School of Education, Communication and Society
This post will be full-time and fixed term to September 2020.

The School of Education, Communication and Society is seeking to recruit an outstanding academic to contribute to research, teaching and programme administration in international education. The post-holder will make a significant contribution, in particular, to the MA in International Education, a new degree for teachers in international schools developed in association with Nord Anglia Education.

The successful candidate, who will be based in the Centre for Public Policy Research, will have a strong research track record, expertise in international education, with a very strong grounding in a foundation discipline, outstanding teaching ability, strong organisational and communication skills, and an interest in and aptitude for communication across disciplines and with education professionals.

The selection process will comprise a presentation and a panel interview.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 2 April 2017

Suzanne Majhanovich Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesSuzanne Majhanovich is Professor Emerita/Adjunct Research Professor at the Faculty of Education, Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

Suzanne Majhanovich

She is the past Chair of the WCCES Standing Committee for Publications and the former editor of the journal Canadian and International Education. With Allan Pitman, she is the co-editor of the Series A Diversity of Voices published by Sense. She has served as guest editor of four special issues of the International Review of Education related to presentations from the World Congresses of Education held in Havana, Cuba; Sarajevo, Bosnia; Istanbul, Turkey and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her research interests include first and second language acquisition, the teaching of English as a Foreign Language in international contexts, globalization, education restructuring, decentralization and privatization of education.

Selected publications:

Cristaldi, M., Majhanovich, S., & Pampanini, G. (Eds.). (2017). The orbital classroom. Global teachers committed to global democracy. Tehran, Iran: Nahj Al-Bakaghah International Research Institute.

Geo-JaJa, M. A., & Majhanovich, S. (2017). The promise and pitfalls of development aid: The elusive goal of aid that helps people help themselves. World Studies in Education18(1), 37-59.

Majhanovich, S., & Deyrich, M.-C. (Eds.). (2017).  Special issue: Language learning to support active social inclusion: Issues and challenges for lifelong learning. International Review of Education: Journal of Lifelong Learning, 63(3-4).

Geo-JaJa, M. A., & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.). (2016). Effects of Globalization on Education Systems and Development: Debates and Issues. Springer.

Gonçalves, S., & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.). (2016). Art and intercultural dialogue. Sense.

Majhanovich, S., & Malet, R. (Eds.). (2015). Building democracy through education on diversity.  Sense.

U Westminster Job Ad: Education Abroad Officer (UK)

Education Abroad Officer
University of Westminster – Education Abroad Team, London
Closes: 2nd February 2017

You will be part of the University’s successful Education Abroad Team which is responsible for the management, development and delivery of the University’s Study Abroad programmes. Your role will be multi-functional requiring you to work across all programme provision, jointly managing a large administration workload alongside a client portfolio.

You will have worked or studied abroad and possess a proven track record in the management of all aspects of international study abroad programmes. You will demonstrate a dynamic, enthusiastic and enterprising approach to your work and evidence of being able to effectively manage a busy and demanding workload, organising and delivering on conflicting priorities, while demonstrating the skills to effectively self-manage your workload and also work successfully as part of a highly motivated team.

You will contribute to the development of programmes and customer-focused systems and processes for their effective delivery, whilst managing a series of customer relationships across a broad portfolio of clients, both internal and external, and across varied levels of seniority and cultures. You will possess exceptional prioritisation and communication skills.

You will have an excellent knowledge of university administration systems and processes as well as the external study abroad market environment.

Your role will have a strong administrative focus, so it is important that you have experience in maintaining and implementing robust administration and management systems and that you possess a high level of organisational, problem-solving and IT skills.

In addition, the development of social media campaigns and the use of social media platforms, both as a marketing and communication tools, are a key skills set required to undertake this role and you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in this area.

If you are a driven individual who is able to demonstrate a combination of robust administration skills, business acumen, a proven recruitment track record and a strong customer focus, then we would welcome an application from you. Interviews are likely to be held on: 22nd February 2017

For further information about careers and benefits at the University of Westminster, please click on the following link:

Candidates should apply via our website at

A full job description and an online application form can be found under the reference number: 50014950

Administrative contact (for queries only):

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will also not be accepted.

CIEE Job Ads: Director of Study Abroad; Student Life Director & Assistant (UK)

Director of CIEE Global Institute, London
Council on International Educational Exchange – Study Abroad
Closes: 31st January 2017
Reports To: Regional Director of Operations, Global Institutes

A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international education and exchange. For 70 years CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available. Serving over 300 U.S. College and University consortium members, CIEE operates sixty study centers in over forty countries that support study abroad programs for over 8,000 students annually. In addition, as the largest sponsor for U.S. Department of State J-1 Visa programs, CIEE helps nearly 25,000 international students participate in U.S. based exchange programs annually. CIEE programs and services span study abroad, teach abroad, international faculty development seminars, and inbound exchange study, work, and internship programs for today’s high school and university students, professionals, and educators.

We strive to lead a robust community of international program providers and sponsors through innovation, exemplary service and exceptional efficiency. Our success depends on having the very best professionals. CIEE is committed to recruiting and retaining the best people in the industry, particularly those who are passionate about international education, are self-starters with high levels of energy and autonomy, and are dedicated to exceed expectations in every challenge.

The Director of the CIEE Global Institute – London is responsible for the quality and success of CIEE programs offered in London, with overall responsibility for the management of all aspects of the Global Institute, ensuring the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction. A significant feature of the work is the planning and delivery of the CIEE Open Campus program, a highly innovative study abroad concept that enables students to design a program from six to 36 weeks, in up to three different locations. This program is defined by the highest standards of educational quality, rigorous coordination between Open Campus locations, and providing access to students of diverse backgrounds. The Director works closely with a core management team who are responsible for the effective, timely, and on-budget delivery of multiple program aspects.

Skills and Experience:
Successful applicants will be seasoned professionals with at least five years’ experience in a leadership role within study abroad, international educational exchange, or a related higher education institutional setting. A Ph.D. is preferred, while a Master’s degree is required.

Student Life Director
Council on International Educational Exchange – Study Abroad
Closes: 31st January 2017
Reports To: Director, Global Institute – London

Summary of Position: The Student Life Director is responsible for design and delivery of student life programming, community and intercultural engagement activities, and establishing and enforcing procedures to maintain the health, safety, and security of the students at the Global Institute facility. The Director manages the staff of the Student Life Office (SLO) that facilitates cultural integration between students and the broader community in London and coordinates (with the Academics Department) the planning and delivery of experiential learning opportunities such as extra-curricular events, day-trips, and overnight Study Tours. The SLO staff also ensures student access to healthcare providers and establishes preventative and responsive measures and protocols to ensure residential safety and compliance with behavior requirements.

NOTE: CIEE is also advertising two related positions: Student Life Assistant and Operations Assistant, also based in London.

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.