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Lecturer/Graduate Program Director - Salve Regina University

Company: Salve Regina University
Location: Newport
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:


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.


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 needed
  • 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 the administration
  • Work collaboratively with the undergraduate ADJ program on the
  • 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 outcomes.
  • 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 Graduate Council


Ensure that the program is represented at graduate-related University and community events


Attempt informally to resolve conflicts between program faculty/students, faculty/faculty, faculty/administration, and students/administration


  • Work with admissions to support recruiting process
  • Assure compliance with FERPA guidelines


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 met.


  • Master's degree in a related field is required; doctorate preferred.
  • 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 education.
  • 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, and values.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • 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.

Application Instructions:

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 E-verify.

URL: www.salve.edu

Keywords: Salve Regina University, Warwick , Lecturer/Graduate Program Director - Salve Regina University, Other , Newport, Rhode Island

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