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Director of Student Research and Fellowships

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Position Title Director of Student Research and Fellowships
Job Category Administrator
Office/Department Academic Affairs
If Temporary or Visiting, Estimated End Date:
Position Summary and Duties

This position directs the identification, engagement, and support of University undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in applying for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants, as well as develops objectives for undergraduate and graduate research, and promotes opportunities and increase participation.

More specifically, position duties include:

1. Promoting research and fellowships across disciplines with particular focus on building capacity and increasing the numbers of qualified national fellowship applicants.

—Advise students and alumni applying for nationally competitive fellowships through the stages of exploration, application, interview and selection/no selection.
—Design and lead workshops on fellowship opportunities.
—Collaborate with the appropriate parties and all designated faculty selection and interview panels.
—Manage all application review and logistical arrangements and the promotion, advisement, and applications processes for nationally competitive fellowships.
—Promotes awareness of fellowship opportunities and program success; reporting outcomes in collaboration with admission, marketing and communications, advancement, and other relevant campus offices.

2. Develops and evaluates objectives, in collaboration with relevant academic offices, deans, and faculty, for best practices in research across disciplines, class years, and stages of research.

—Develops students’ research potential and increased participation by raising awareness of stages of research, coordinating workshops, and promoting local, national, and international research opportunities.
—Collaborates with faculty committee on Loyola’s graduate and undergraduate research symposium/colloquium, and oversee the student presentations at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

3. Teach up to two courses per year in area of expertise. Participate as a member in professional organizations in area. Provide evidence of active scholarly interest, such as research or professional contributions to one’s field.

4. Oversee the program’s budget and plans, approve and document expenditure according to the program’s annual goals.
—Establish standards for effective campus-wide program outcomes communications and maintain office’s website
—Report on program activities, success, and needed areas of improvement through annual program review.

5. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for the role.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral/terminal degree required

Three to five years of experience required

Established record of teaching, advising, and mentoring success

Established record of research and/or guiding research

Well-articulated understanding of national fellowships and their unique value for education.

Ability to lead programs, plan events, and strategically promote program outcomes.

Excellent communication skills, including oral, written, editing, and listening skills.

Organizational skills and adaptability to manage a multifaceted office environment. Maintain a professional attitude, demonstrating sound and principled judgment.

Maintain confidentiality in processing sensitive and confidential materials.

Ability to support the mission and values of a Catholic, Jesuit education, as well as University goals for institutional diversity.

Preferred Qualifications
Job Posting Date 02/27/2017
Priority Application Deadline Date 03/27/2017
Job Close Date
Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2017
University Description

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Diversity Statement

Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.

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Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
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