INTO ISU is a joint venture between Illinois State University and INTO University Partnerships and is an initiative to increase the number of international students at ISU and to assist the university in meeting its internationalization goals.
The Academic Director provides leadership to all INTO ISU programs (Academic English, Undergraduate Pathway, Graduate Pathway and others as they are developed) and academic personnel within the INTO ISU Center. The Director is responsible for program development, growth, execution, and review, and works with all University units in forwarding the University's goals towards internationalization of the campus and supporting Illinois State University international recruitment efforts. This includes, but is not limited to, the overall operational responsibility for the management and collaborative development of teaching resources, faculty, academic managers, academic support managers and assistants and related resources.
This is a new position in the growing and dynamic INTO Illinois State University (INTO ISU) Center. Duties and scope may change as the INTO ISU center and this role evolves from the start-up phase to continuous operations. We expect the candidate to help build the organization with a focus on achieving operational excellence.
Additional Information: INTO University Partnerships collaborates with leading universities to provide international students with a personalized and highly supportive learning environment in which to acclimatize to life on a US university campus and prepare for long-term academic success. Since 2006, INTO has launched partnerships to internationalize universities in the US, UK and Asia, including Oregon State University, University of South Florida, Colorado State University, Marshall University, George Mason University, Drew University,?Saint Louis University,?The University of Alabama at Birmingham,?Washington State University?and Suffolk University.?
Master's and/or PhD in Teaching English as a Second Language or closely related field
Significant experience in leadership in an ESL or an INTO partner university
Demonstrated ability to recruit, manage and motivate an academic team in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
An international outlook, with an ability to work in a diverse environment and to exhibit cross-cultural awareness and understanding
Commitment to ethical professional practice
High energy level and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Hands-on approach to academic delivery, customer service and business growth
Ability to build and manage relationships with peers, senior managers, university stakeholders, parents and students from a range of linguistic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
Ability to deploy and manage resources effectively with priority and time management
Ability to delegate management tasks and empower others
Ability to maintain sound judgment and decision-making even when under pressure
Ability to reconcile twin imperatives of delivering high quality academic programs in a university context while working for a "for profit" organization
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Competent IT and analytical skills
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed
Passionate about mission, purpose and results
This position is Security Sensitive and subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy. Employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Experience with the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) process
Demonstrated involvement with regional and/or national professional organizations such as TESOL, NAFSA, English USA, or UCIEP
All application materials should be submitted online at http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74542 by April 22. Candidates should provide a resume/C.V., a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references. These materials must be uploaded electronically along with an application.
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Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 41 masters, 9 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 83rd among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in the spring of 2018 and has repeatedly been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.” Bloomington was also recently placed on Livability.com’s list of 100 Best Places to Live.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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About Illinois State University
Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university. Its 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 41 master’s, 9 specialist, and 10 doctoral programs.
The 1,110 acre campus includes more than 60 major buildings with state-of-the-art technology, and Watterson Towers is one of the most unique structures, as this residence hall is the tallest building between Chicago and St. Louis. Other major facilities include a Center for the Performing Arts, a 360-acre farm, Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium, a University Planetarium, Redbird Arena, and Hancock Stadium. From meeting facilities to cultural opportunities through the arts, and excitement of numerous sporting events each year, ISU is a vital part of the Bloomington-Normal community.
Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and tran...sformative experience at an institution that:
- Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
- Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
- Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
- Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens
We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.
Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information).
Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.
Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.
Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.
Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer?.