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Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives (#712)

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Mount Holyoke College invites applications for the Carol Hoffmann Collins Directorship of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. A nationally recognized leader in global education, the College seeks an innovative and dynamic faculty leader (open field at the associate or full professor rank) for the continued development of comprehensive global education initiatives.

Global competence is essential for successful careers and for addressing the challenges of our time. Thus, in the early 2000s, Mount Holyoke made global education a strategic priority and established the McCulloch Center to develop and implement a strategy for comprehensive global education. The Center collaborates with faculty, staff and students, and partners with alumnae and organizations around the world to advance high-impact global learning opportunities for all students, on and off campus. The exceptional international diversity of Mount Holyoke’s student body and faculty provides a uniquely powerful context for students to develop global competence: an understanding of global issues from multiple perspectives, a deep understanding of other cultures and self-knowledge, a capacity for empathy and a commitment to a more just and sustainable world.

The director of the McCulloch Center provides strategic leadership for college-wide global education initiatives and oversight in the key areas of the McCulloch Center: international student engagement and immigration advising; study, internships and research abroad; global-local initiatives, cross-disciplinary curricular engagement with global issues; and strategic partnerships with institutions abroad.

Description and Scope

The director of the McCulloch Center leads a committed team of high-functioning professional staff. Reporting to the vice president for academic affairs/dean of the faculty, the director provides strategic and operational leadership for the center and works closely with faculty, students, staff and the College’s other academic center directors to advance initiatives that promote students’ global competence.

We seek a senior faculty member with demonstrated leadership; a good understanding of the meaning and multi-faceted nature of global education; recognized scholarship in an international/global area; strong managerial, organizational and interpersonal skills; an ability to inspire a team; proven strength in collaborating with faculty, administrators, staff and students and to work effectively with alumnae and donors.

The center directorship is a five-year appointment with the possibility of a one-time renewal. The directorship is a tenured position and successful candidates will go through the Mount Holyoke tenure process for senior hires. They will teach one course a year in their home department for the duration of the directorship and become a full-time member of the department thereafter.

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Core Duties

  • Develop and implement the strategic vision for the center, consonant with college priorities
  • Supervise and support the professional development of a seven-person staff
  • Work with the staff of the McCulloch Center to consolidate and advance initiatives in each of the Center’s respective sections while maximizing synergies among them
  • Foster faculty interest, capabilities and recognition for international work in the classroom and in scholarship
  • Advance practices that promote diversity and inclusion in international education, including fostering an inclusive environment for international students on campus
  • Host an annual global scholar-in-residence who engages the community in discussions on critical global issues during one week in the fall
  • Bring faculty together in interdisciplinary engagement with global issues (e.g., faculty seminars, conferences)
  • Facilitate McCulloch Center co-sponsorship of faculty and student programming on international/global topics
  • Invite faculty to bring global expertise into the classroom through technology
  • Manage and effectively steward donor support for the McCulloch Center
  • Represent the McCulloch Center and advocate for global education at major campus and off-campus events
  • Highlight successful college initiatives in global education at national and international conferences
  • Coordinate and collaborate with offices that connect closely with the key areas of the McCulloch Center
  • Oversee the McCulloch Center budget
  • Support institutional grant development and administration in global education areas

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. and recognized scholarship in international/global issues.
  • Experience in a leadership position and proven ability to lead and support high functioning staff
  • Considerable experience living, working or studying abroad
  • Experience writing and speaking to large and diverse audiences
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and ability to change and help others to do so
  • Commitment to women’s education, undergraduate teaching, and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience with budget development and management

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • fluency in a second language
  • experience with assessment
  • fluency in understanding and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data

Please submit a letter of application directed to the Chair, McCulloch Center Director Search Committee, a C.V., and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. In addition to meeting the core duties specified above, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2018. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Applications must be made online at

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.