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Associate Provost for Internationalization / Senior Internationalization Officer

Syracuse University
New York, United States
$225,000.00 - $275,000.00
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

As senior member Vice Chancellor, Provost, and Chief Academic Officer's leadership team, the Associate Provost for Internationalization (API) will play a crucial role in leading all aspects of internationalization at Syracuse University in support of the University's academic strategic plan, Leading with Distinction. The API will have a unique opportunity to build on the University's known strengths to develop a robust global education ecosystem: expanding and supporting study abroad and study away programs and initiatives and the portfolio of nonmatriculated programs abroad, facilitating and leveraging research collaborations and faculty exchanges to enhance the global reach of the University's research excellence, and supporting international student recruitment and enhancing the experience of undergraduate and graduate students. The API reports to the Provost and is a member of the Provost's leadership team, Chancellor's Council, and University Leadership Team, and exercises considerable judgment to advance the University's internationalization strategy on behalf of the Provost across the academic leadership team and University stakeholders.

The API will be responsible for overseeing all study abroad and study away activities and priorities of the University, including semester-long programming, first semester/freshman programming, short term and faculty led programming, and the development of cohort-based opportunities at Syracuse Universities 3 campuses in the United States and six international campuses. This includes oversight of the Syracuse Abroad business unit and the operations and programs at the Fisher Center in NYC, the Dick Clark Program in Los Angeles, and the Syracuse University Center in Washington DC. It also includes providing leadership for deans, associate deans and department chairs as they build curricular pathways to study abroad and study away in every undergraduate degree program; building pathways for graduate program use of satellite campuses; and developing and implementing special cohort programs for hard-to-access populations including athletes, ROTC members and others.

The API is also responsible for tracking, managing, and facilitating all international research collaborations, including managing all Memoranda of Understanding signed by the University. This includes reviewing all MOUs, refreshing those that are active and fruitful and retiring those that are not, and working with academic leadership to build thoughtful and effective new approaches to international collaborations. The API will work with internationally-focused research active faculty to help build appropriate and mutually beneficial relationships with international universities.

Mindful that the internationalization ecosystem at Syracuse University goes beyond study abroad and MOUs, the API will work closely with the Center for International Services, Student Experience leadership, international academic advising in the schools and colleges, Office of the Chief Operations Officer, and others to build an unparalleled experience for international students at Syracuse University. This will give the University an important area of distinction when recruiting top-notch international undergraduate and graduate students.

Experienced academic leaders with 10-15 years of work experience focused on international education and experiential learning are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have a PhD and will be eligible for appointment as a tenured or non-tenured faculty member at a university with very high research activity. We seek someone with experience working with faculty on curriculum, experiential learning, and study abroad/away; experience working on or facilitating international research or program collaborations; and an understanding and track record of addressing the experience of international students on US college campuses. A record of successful leadership while directing the efforts of professional staff in a complex organization is preferred, as is a record of effective supervision in guiding, leading, & motivating individuals and working collaboratively as a member of a senior leadership team. Candidates will demonstrate accomplishments involving implementing strategic priorities and translating strategic imperatives into actionable plans, with a track record of staff development performance & accountability.This is a 12-month (calendar year) position, with an expected annual compensation of $225,000-$275,000 plus eligible benefits. Pay rates at Syracuse University are based on a combination of factors including, but not limited to, the job responsibilities; the candidate's education, training, work experience and key competencies; the university's strategic priorities; internal peer equity; applicable federal, state, local laws, grant funding and contractual requisites; and external market analyses.

Questions about, and nominations for, this position can be directed to Christina Eiffe, Associate Vice President for Academic Operations ( Candidates can submit applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references at University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.


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