The graduate program director (GPD) is a non-tenure track,
12-month, Lecturer faculty member with administrative
responsibilities for graduate academic programs. S/he provides
leadership in academic matters and is responsible to the Vice
Provost of Graduate and Professional Studies and in concert with
the Administration of Justice (ADJ) department chair. In accordance
with University policies and procedures, the program director
functions to ensure the quality of instruction, curriculum and
faculty development within the program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The GPD in ADJ is an integral part of the ADJ program. The GPD
works very closely with both the Vice Provost of Graduate and
Professional Studies and the ADJ department chair. The GPD position
reports to the Vice Provost on business management of the program
and the ADJ department chair for issues related to teaching and
curriculum development. The duties of the GPD shall include, but
are not limited to, those listed below.
- Provide leadership for program development and enhancement
- Follow-up on student inquiries
- Participate in information sessions and graduate fairs, when
- Serve actively on the Graduate Council
- Prepares annual reports, program reviews, and budget
submissions in collaboration with the ADJ department chair.
- Serve as the liaison between faculty members of the program and
the administration on mutual concerns of the program faculty and
- Work collaboratively with the undergraduate ADJ program on
- 5th-year program.
- Review and evaluate existing program in terms of curriculum and
learning outcomes. method and credit; collaborate with faculty to
develop new curriculum when needed.
- Prepare recommendations on course offerings in collaboration
with the ADJ department chair and Graduate Office.
- Plan a regular cycle of course offerings and prepare/revise the
program sections as appropriate.
- Lead the assessment plan to measure program learning
- Furnish copies of all program syllabi to the ADJ department
chair and Graduate Office of the Dean
- Actively participated in recruiting of adjunct faculty in
compliance with Salve's hiring processes. Submits to the ADJ
department chair, Graduate office, and Office of Academic Affairs,
the names of full-time faculty recommended for assignments in
excess of their contractual loads.
- As appropriate, submit a copy of the summary of program faculty
meetings to the ADJ department chair, Graduate Office, and the
Office of Academic Affairs
- Inform program faculty about decisions and developments in the
Ensure that the program is represented at graduate-related
University and community events
RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS:
Attempt informally to resolve conflicts between program
faculty/students, faculty/faculty, faculty/administration, and
- Work with admissions to support recruiting process
- Assure compliance with FERPA guidelines
EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE:
The Vice Provost of Graduate Studies in concert with the ADJ
department chair will conduct an evaluation of Director's
performance at the end of the academic year to ensure that
responsibilities are being addressed and expectations are being
- Master's degree in a related field is required; doctorate
- Demonstrated expertise of content knowledge with commensurate
work experience in the field. Experience with prior academic
program development, innovative teaching methods and
technologically mediated learning preferred.
- Strong supervisory skills preferably within higher
- Basic knowledge of personnel regulations.
- Analysis, forecasting and planning skills.
- Knowledge and respect for shared governance principles.
The teaching load for this position is 2/2. The selected
candidate will possess a strong and demonstrated commitment to
teaching excellence, particularly as it relates to core and
elective courses in the curriculum. Exhibit excellent interpersonal
skills, including the ability to work cooperatively and collegially
with colleagues, staff, outside justice agencies, and community
organizations. Demonstrate a genuine interest in student
development and success. And contribute to the university's
achievement of success through a commitment to its mission, vision,
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible
- health and dental coverage
- life insurance
- long-term disability
- 403B plan
- tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in
employment and education to all employees, students and applicants.
No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or
harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion,
disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran
status, genetic information or any other basis protected by
applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve
Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission
policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other
University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it
does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational
programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making
its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant
will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty
positions by providing a cover letter and resume. Salve Regina
University, as a comprehensive Mercy, Catholic University, welcomes
people of all beliefs and encourages students to work for a world
that is harmonious, just, and merciful. In your cover letter,
please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, leadership, and
service might serve to support the University's mission and its
commitment to diversity, dialogue, and lifelong learning.
Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required
of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in