The Office of the Dean in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is seeking a Senior Director of Graduate Advising and Engagement for the Humanities to help direct a $1.5M grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Humanities Engage: Reimagining Humanities Doctoral Education
For nominations and informal inquiries, please contact Holger Hoock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Director of Graduate Advising and Engagement for the Humanities (SDGAE)
In this mission-critical position, first created in late 2019, the Senior Director will be responsible for enhancing graduate education in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences by helping doctoral students in the Humanities navigate the integration of the many facets of academic life into a coherent and fulfilling academic and career plan.
As we reimagine the Ph.D. – as student-centered, inclusive, broadly purposed, outcomes-focused, and career diverse – the SDGAE will
- oversee and expand an immersive fellowship program with campus partners and across the non-profit, public, and corporate sectors
- take the lead in designing and implementing annual programming (Humanities Impact Celebration, Versatile Humanists Boot Camp, Alums-in-Residence Week)
- provide career guidance to doctoral students
- serve as a resource for Directors of Graduate Studies and the wider graduate faculty
- engage a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to enhance graduate student experiences on and off campus
- design and oversee new initiatives
- supervise a Project Coordinator
In advising and mentoring doctoral students, the Director will help them integrate co- and extra-curricular experiences into research portfolios, pedagogical training, and dissertation research. Integral to broader efforts to modernize our cultures of graduate advising and team-based mentoring, the SDGAE will advise students as they set professional development goals, pursue research grants, forge and maintain strong mentoring networks, and apply for jobs within and beyond the academy.
The DGAE will hold a Ph.D. in an arts or humanities discipline and have at least four years of relevant experience; at least two years of work experience outside of academia is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have work experience both inside and outside academia, including in graduate education, advising, mentoring, career development, human resources, or related fields, and command broad knowledge of graduate education practices, the humanities, and career paths within and beyond the academy for doctoral students in the humanities.
The position is funded by a grant, with an intention of sustaining the position long-term, assuming that its existence has proven effective and that funds are available to sustain it.
For nominations and informal inquiries, please contact PI Holger Hoock at email@example.com