Associate Dean for SIT Graduate Institute

Location: Brattleboro, VT / remote work is possible

General Description: World Learning seeks an Associate Dean to provide academic and operational support to the Dean of Faculty for the SIT Graduate Institute portfolio consisting of face-to-face master’s degrees located in SIT program centers across the world, low residency master’s degrees, and an EdD. The Associate Dean ensures effective and consistent implementation of the academic vision of the Dean of Faculty for SIT Graduate Institute while directly supporting the graduate chairs in the planning, administration, and delivery of their programs.


Support the Dean of Faculty’s vision in:

Program development of Global Masters and doctoral programs
Development of Centers of Excellence
Curriculum and program review
Teaching quality performance reviews
Faculty research projects and funding
Implementation of SIT’s academic project on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Academic policy development, implementation, and review
Other strategic priorities or special projects as assigned
Provide support for the operation of graduate programs:

Ensure appropriate resourcing for graduate programs
Organize and chair regular graduate program meetings and retreats
Support the resolution of student appeals/concerns
Ensure consistency and organization of student orientations
Oversee summer residencies in Vermont
Onboard and mentor new chairs with the implementation of new degrees, including practicum
Onboard and support adjunct faculty in coordination with the Office of the Dean of Faculty
Support recruitment activities to ensure healthy enrollment (in liaison with marketing and university relations)
Provide effective external and internal communications on behalf of the Graduate Institute and the Dean of Faculty
Liaise with the Dean of Assessment and Learning Support in preparing institutional self-study reports and other assessment and accreditation activities
Liaise with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to support graduate faculty research projects

Terminal degree required in a relevant discipline
Graduate-level teaching experience and familiarity with the US higher education system and its students
Teaching and publications that would merit the rank of associate professor or higher (full professor preferred)
Demonstrated commitment to supporting access, diversity, equity, and inclusivity in higher education
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Ability to travel on short notice
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral level teaching and/or supervision experience
Background in public health or environmental studies/science
Demonstrated experience in online teaching
Experience working in a second country
Communication skills in at least one another language
Experience participating in institutional accreditation and assessment
Grant writing and management experience

The deadline to apply by November 15, 2021. Anticipated start date early Spring 2022 (flexible).

School for International Training

School for International Training (a program of World Learning) runs graduate and undergraduate programs focused on the critical global issues (CGIs) of climate and environment, development and inequality, education and social change, geopolitics and power, global health and well-being, identity, and human resilience, and peace and justice.

Why World Learning Inc.

Eighty-five years later, World Learning Inc. continues to lead worldwide efforts to foster empathy among people from different cultures. Our global nonprofit World Learning offers 79 global programs that improve education and employment opportunities around the world while promoting civic engagement and strengthening institutions. Our School for International Training offers study abroad programs to 2,200 students each year. And the Experiment in International Living has provided semester-long homestays, service, and study opportunities to more than 70,000 students since its inception.

World Learning is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/ADA employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.