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Director of International Education

Position Description:

Radford University seeks a dynamic leader to enhance International Education across all facets of the Radford University experience. The Director will be responsible for all aspects of international education both on-campus and abroad. We seek an experienced individual who understands the importance of international education in integrating multicultural diversity across campus and expanded study abroad experiences for undergraduate and graduate students.

Located in the beautiful New River Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia, Radford University, with an enrollment of nearly 10,000, welcomes students, faculty, and staff from across the country and around the world. The University is student centered and focused on providing outstanding academic programs. Radford is consistently ranked among the top public comprehensive institutions in the southeast by US News and World Report and was recognized by the Princeton Review as one of 75 Best Value public colleges in the United States. Following a year of work among faculty, staff, students, and administrators focused on increasing the international education opportunities across the University, this position is central to leading the effort to expand the global profile of the University.


  • Responsible for developing and overseeing a variety of university-wide initiatives related to international programs and services, research, education, and collaborations at Radford University.  Develop international programming and improve campus support for international students.
  • Provide overall strategic, operational, and fiscal management of the International Education
    Center (IEC) to ensure high quality international activities and programs;
  • Provide leadership in conjunction with deans, department chairs, and faculty to develop, recommend and promote new international programs;
  • Engage in grant writing and other external fund raising endeavors for the purpose of expanding the pool of resources available for international education activities;
  • Work collaboratively  with Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions and Advising Offices to provide coordination of recruitment,  selection, and retention of international applicants;
  • Work collaboratively  with residence life staff and student services to enhance international student extra-curricular experiences;
  • Provide oversight for international student orientation and international student support
  • Enhance and promote community engagement both on and off campus in international experiences;
  • Create opportunities to enhance international education through the use of social media;
  • Work with the Scholar Citizen Initiative director to assist in facilitating the incorporation of service learning and other high-intensity student engagement activities into study abroad, where appropriate.
  • Assist students with identifying sources of financial support for study abroad (e.g., offer
    financial planning workshops for freshmen and sophomore students).
  • Willing and able to travel in order to develop agreements and programs for RU with relevant international institutions.
  • Coordinate with RU Emergency Planning Committee on IEC programs.

Required qualifications for the International Education Director:
Requires an advanced degree from an accredited institution and significant experience in international programs and student services; considerable experience living, working, or studying abroad; knowledge of policies and regulations related to international programs and services; experience designing, leading, and/or assessing international education experiences; strong track record for building partnerships that foster an appreciation for international students, programs and services;  excellent management skills including stewardship of fiscal and human resources and excellent communication and organizational skills.

Preferred qualifications include experience generating internal and external financial support for international education efforts; experience recruiting faculty and students to participate in international education; experience recruiting international universities to serve as exchange partners; and experience incorporating interactive communication technology in support of international education.

This is a 12 month administrative position reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Organization Description/More Information:

Applicants will apply through the Radford University online Human Resources jobs portal at http://jobs.radford.edu. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter addressing the applicant's qualifications in carrying out the responsibilities of the position, a statement of the applicant's philosophy regarding the role of international education in the modern university, and names and contact information for three professional references. The resume, letter, and statement of philosophy should not exceed 4 pages each. Please contact Dr. Iain Clelland, Search Committee Chair for more information (540)-831-5073.


Director of Counseling Psychology Psy.D. Program

 Position Description:
The Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, invites applications for a position as Director of an award-winning, APA-accredited Psy.D. program in counseling psychology at the Associate / Full Professor level to begin Fall of 2014. The successful applicant will serve as Director of an established program with an emphasis on rural mental health and integration of diversity, social justice, and evidence-based practice throughout the curriculum; teach graduate courses and supervise doctoral research in counseling psychology; supervise doctoral students in their practicum placements; actively recruit students for the program, possibly fulfill some undergraduate and master’s-level teaching responsibilities; and conduct research with the potential for external funding. Required qualifications include the following: Must be a graduate of an APA-accredited Ph.D or Psy.D. program in counseling psychology, have completed an APA-accredited internship, have taught in an APA-accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology, have successfully supervised dissertations, and have an academic record consistent with the departmental standards for tenure and associate/full professorship. Candidates must be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in VA, have knowledge of or experience with APA accreditation requirements and procedures, and have a record of active research. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in collaborative leadership with a strong emphasis on building and sustaining individual and team relationships. Preferred qualifications include administrative experience, a history of grant funding, and ability to teach courses in ethics and qualitative research methods. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of application describing how they meet the requirements listed above; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for three references; 4) evidence of effective teaching and mentoring; 5) copies of transcripts; and 6) examples of publications or other professional writing. Address application materials to Dr. Jeff Aspelmeier, Acting Chair; Department of Psychology, Box 6946; Radford University; Radford, VA 24142. Review of applications will begin on October 11 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are expected to be invited to campus in late March for interviews.
  Organization Description/More Info:
Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. All new hires to Radford University are subject to E-Verify. E-Verify is administered by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.
  Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive, state-supported institution with an emphasis on teaching, located in scenic southwestern Virginia, 40 miles from Roanoke, with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students. Information on the University and the Department of Psychology is available at http://www.radford.edu/content/chbs/home/psychology.html.