San Diego State University seeks an experienced and accomplished leader to serve as Associate Vice President for Global Affairs. SDSU will conduct a thorough and expeditious search and selection process with the goal to seat the selected candidate by August 22, 2019. The position will remain open until filled; however, to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 17, 2019.
Now in its 122nd year, San Diego State University can take pride in more than a century of achievement in education, research, and service. SDSU ranks No. 60 among public universities, and in the top 130 overall in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America's Best Colleges. SDSU also placed No. 45 nationally on the U.S. News list of “most innovative schools.” In fiscal year 2017-18, San Diego State University faculty secured $135 million in public and private funding—a total of 756 awards to 285 principal investigators.
San Diego State University ranks No. 5 nationally and No. 1 in California for the number of students studying abroad in the latest Institute for International Education's Open Doors report. More than 3,000 students have international experiences each year, choosing from more than 650 programs in 70 countries. San Diego State University has been named a Gilman International Scholarship Top Producing Institution by the U.S. Department of State. The University tied for 14th in the nation among large colleges and universities for the number of students sent abroad through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Each year, SDSU welcomes more than 3,000 international students from more than 70 countries on five continents.
The Associate Vice President for Global Affairs reports directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and is a key member of the University’s leadership team. This position is integral to the University’s commitment to the overall success of global education and engagement, research, and outreach. SDSU’s international mission is to develop globally-conscientious leaders through engagement in international educational and research activities and meaningful cultural exchange.
San Diego State University aspires to build on our global educational leadership by leveraging our diversity and geographic location, both in San Diego and in the Imperial Valley, to create accessible, high-quality international experiences for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. We strive to offer inclusive educational opportunities for scholars and students from around the world through a robust, supportive campus environment, as well as an intellectual community engaged in transformational research in partnership with other top-ranked institutions worldwide.
To pursue this mission, San Diego State University will:
Provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a wide range of globally-focused educational opportunities domestically and abroad;
Create an environment supportive of transnational and globally focused research;
Enhance undergraduate students’ curiosity and competencies to enable them to embrace difference and become inclusive global citizens;
Facilitate transnational and global collaborations and partnerships;
Advance and promote the global awareness of SDSU faculty, students, staff, and the community; and,
Increase the University’s presence and recognition globally.
The Associate Vice President provides vision and dynamic leadership for SDSU’s comprehensive global strategy, works closely with senior academic and administrative leadership, and leads the development of the University’s strategic global partnerships and planning. The Associate Vice President will secure external and internal funding to support activities and programs and represents the University to external constituents at the national and international levels.
The Associate Vice President will lead the division that houses the International Student Center, including International Student Services, the SDSU Study Abroad office, the SDSU Passport Office, the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Office, and the university-wide office that oversees international and global affairs. The portfolio will also include responsibility for initiating activities and programs which support faculty and academic units; developing and overseeing new study abroad endeavors; and, serving and supporting international visiting scholars. Jointly with the College of Extended Studies and other colleges and departments, this position is also responsible for initiating activities and programs which support our engagement with global markets and alumni and for building strategic international partnerships that expand opportunities for global citizens.
Compensation and Benefits
San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:
Extensive leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension and retiree healthcare benefits;
An array of health, dental and vision coverage at no- or low-cost to the employee; and,
California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.
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Qualified candidates will possess relevant comprehensive international higher education experience, including instructional, student services, and administrative experience. This experience will include leadership and supervisory experience, strategic planning and execution, and a track record of securing internal and external funding. Advanced degree required; terminal degree and faculty experience preferred.
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All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
After a contingent offer of employment is made, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed. Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of the applicant or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position.
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Diversity and Inclusion
At SDSU, diversity and excellence go hand-in-hand. The University celebrates diversity and inclusion, embracing a broad definition of diversity that includes people of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varying abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. SDSU hires individuals with a commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.