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SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

DEVELOPER, GRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS (C4697)


Posted on: August 7, 2019
Deadline: August 20, 2019
Grade: 13

Note

This posting represents a full-time contract position effective until August 31, 2021.

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Programs and Development and functionally to the Associate Dean, the incumbent provides critical analysis of graduate programs within the university and across the broader provincial and national educational landscape, and leads or supports curriculum renewal and development, including inter, trans, and cross disciplinary proposals. He/she researches educational, social and financial issues relevant to the development of new graduate programs and the continuous improvement of existing graduate programs.

Primary responsibilities

  • Provide Faculties and programs with research support in preparing proposals for new graduate programs and major curriculum revisions.
  • Provide advice to units regarding institutional directions and academic priorities relating to graduate curriculum development, including inter, trans and cross disciplinary opportunities.
  • Edit and revise the guidelines on new program development by keeping abreast of changes to regulations or processes with BCI or the provincial ministry responsible for higher education.
  • In collaboration with the Faculty Associate Deans’ offices, work with programs to design new curriculum, explore new models and pathways to graduate education, as well as define learning objectives for graduate-level studies.
  • Where relevant, research and develop opportunities for academic programs and professional development initiatives (GradProSkills) to complement each other or intersect.
  • Undertake research and analysis to support the program proposal requirements, including inventory of similar programs offered at other institutions, enrolment trends, labour market analysis and surveys of student interest.
  • In collaboration with the Graduate Enrolment Analyst, develop a system for defining performance indicators in graduate programs.
  • In collaboration with Financial Services, Enrolment Services, and the Provost’s Office, develop documentation to assess revenue and expenses for existing and proposed new programs.
  • Develop guidelines for curriculum development appropriate for graduate programs and distinct from undergraduate curricula; regularly assess the graduate curriculum approval process, and recommend improvements as needed.
  • Research potential sources of funding for projects related to the unit’s mandate (for example Entente Canada-Québec).
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Associate Dean or Manager.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a field pertinent to the primary responsibilities and four to seven years of research or policy development experience.
  • Doctoral degree and/or demonstrated knowledge of university program structures and degree requirements within the Quebec, Canadian and international context is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in an educational institution, the non-profit sector or relevant private industries highly desirable.
  • Ability to be creative and demonstrate initiative towards innovation in academic program renewal and development.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English in order to provide faculty and staff with detailed information, draft reports, and write correspondence on behalf of the various committees; and good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French in order to communicate with BCI and MEES.
  • Working knowledge of research methods and statistical data analysis techniques relevant to the social sciences is desirable.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Word (to draft reports), Power Point (to prepare presentations) and Excel (to perform statistical analyses).
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Proven ability in working collaboratively across sectors.
  • Previous success in effecting and managing change.
  • Proven ability to work with faculty members and administrators, and to deal with sensitive and confidential matters.

Salary

$70,988.18 - $84,798.44 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by August 20, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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