Assistant Director Academic Graduate Programs, School of Information Technology
Job posting number: #7083089
Posted: August 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionFounded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.
About the School of Information Technology
The School of Information Technology confers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology (PhD-IT). The SoIT has been growing at 18% annually and currently serves more than 1,200 students with 26 full-time faculty members, 19 full-time staff, and 30 part-time faculty. The SoIT is home to several centers including an NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, the Information Technology Solutions Center, the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, Applied Machine Learning and Intelligence Center, and the Civic Technology Center. The SoIT is a diverse, interdisciplinary, team-oriented, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. It empowers individuals to become passionate, solution-minded Information Technology professionals by fostering continuous innovation, research, leadership development, interdisciplinary problem solving, and real-world experience. More information about the School can be found at http://cech.uc.edu/it.
About the Job
The School of Information Technology seeks to hire an Assistant Director - Academic - Graduate Programs.
The principle workload assignment of this position will be to support graduate students in the SoIT Master’s and PhD programs and SoIT undergraduate students enrolled in its accelerated programs. The position serves on several cross functional teams, including Graduate Education, Operations, and Online Education. Furthermore, the position represents the SoIT to the College and the University to support graduate and accelerated students.
Under general supervision from the Graduate Director and the School Head, the Assistant Director - Academic will support and advise our Graduate programs. The essential functions will include advising graduate students and managing program events and initiatives in relation to the graduate programs. This position requires collaborative effort with various personnel across the University, including but not limited to College advising and recruitment staff, UC Online staff, partner faculty and staff in the accelerated programs, and the UC Graduate Office. This position will serve on the Operations cross functional team.
Support the graduate programs within SoIT (Master’s and PhD)
Advise graduate students on degree completion requirements
Review and process admission decisions for graduate programs
Manage and process scholarships to eligible recipients
Communicate with graduate students on important deadlines and information
Collaborate with UC Online staff to support SoIT online graduate students
Collaborate with CECH recruitment and advising teams for the graduate programs
Serve as a liaison to the UC International office, Graduate School, Registrar’s office, and other University departments as needed
Assist with data collection for the Graduate programs and for ranking submissions
Lead the IT Accelerated Program Committees
Create and lead study tours for Accelerated Students
Implement policies and procedures and maintain the SoIT graduate handbook
May prepare and edit reports and/or newsletters and develop publication materials
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff
Perform related duties based on departmental need