Augsburg College invites applications for an Assistant Provost for Global Education and Experience, with a proposed start date of July 1, 2017. The College embraces a distinctive vision of global learning rooted in intercultural knowledge and competence, experiential learning, social justice, environmental stewardship, and critical thinking. Its Center for Global Education and Experience offers programs to Augsburg students as well as to students and groups from other institutions.
The Assistant Provost for Global Education and Experience will have demonstrated commitment to social justice pedagogy and the experience necessary to lead global education initiatives both at home and abroad. The Assistant Provost will partner with diverse faculty and staff in advancing a distinctive vision of global education that builds upon existing strengths while educating students for new and emerging realities. He or she will develop and lead new initiatives, partnerships, and programs in the College's current sites (Mexico, Central America, and southern Africa) and potentially expand programming to new locations as well. The Assistant Provost will also provide high-level leadership for the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis as well as other institutional initiatives that advance the College's mission.
The complexity and reach of Augsburg's off-campus programming (both national and international) requires demonstrated experience managing budgets and prioritizing resources, assessing student learning and program effectiveness, and leading in times of adaptive change. The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) includes 10 staff in Minneapolis and 17 staff in global sites. Additional staff and faculty plan and manage the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum (NPPF). The Assistant Provost will report directly to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer and will serve on the Academic Affairs Leadership Team.
Over the next 3-5 years, the new Assistant Provost will offer collaborative leadership for these and other initiatives:
1. Expand access to global learning experiences while considering the need for an inclusive, equitable and financially sustainable model of financial aid;
2. Expand faculty development and research opportunities related to global education;
3. Enhance curricular integration and assessment of intercultural knowledge and competence;
4. Integrate the NPPF, business/academic partnerships, and other global initiatives into the Center for Global Education and Experience;
5. Optimize CGEE's organizational structure to best meet Augsburg's strategic goals and to align with the college's policies and procedures;
6. Support net-revenue-positive program growth in global education;
7. Develop a budget model that includes funds for reinvestment into CGEE, working with the College Budget Office and others; and
8. Increase CGEE's national profile and enrollment in global sites programs.
Applicants are encouraged to highlight how their skills align with the above strategic priorities in their letters of application.
A Master's degree in a related field with at least ten years' experience in global education is required. A doctorate in a relevant field (or a comparable combination of education, accomplishments, and experience) is preferred.
Competitive candidates will also provide evidence of advanced intercultural competence and intercultural development experience, and effective leadership in international and diverse settings. Other preferred credentials include successful program development and management; leadership in strategic planning, demonstrated success working in collaborative partnerships; experience developing new global learning opportunities, experience with program and curricular assessment, and significant knowledge of best practices in risk management. Significant budget experience is required; excellent communication and organizational skills are essential; and fluency in more than one language (ideally Spanish, given the location of our international sites) is preferred. Experience managing international sites and staff, as well as marketing and recruitment for institutional programs available to other colleges, universities, and groups is also preferred. Some college-level teaching, grant writing and fundraising experience, and presentations and/or publications in global education are preferred.