Job Alerts Back to career search

Director, Institute for Global Studies

Apply now Job no: 495967
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: International and Multicultural Programs, Full Time



Committed to excellence and impact, the University of Delaware is a research intensive, learner-centered institution. In 2015, the University received the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization from NAFSA for its efforts to internationalize the campus and imbed intercultural learning across its activities.


The University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Director, Institute for Global Studies. Reporting to the Associate Deputy Provost for International Programs, this strategic position provides oversight and leadership to the programs, extramural projects, and activities associated with the Institute for Global Studies and fosters an organizational climate that supports global education and values diversity. The Director works in collaboration with the colleges and other academic and administrative units to facilitate, expand and enhance campus internationalization, intercultural learning, and global initiatives.  The Director provides oversight to the educational, fiscal, and programmatic mission of the unit, which includes Study Abroad programs, World Scholars, sponsored projects, global outreach, STEM internationalization, hosting international visitors, and facilitating international partnerships and exchanges.


The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) was created in 2009 to enhance the international dimensions of teaching, research and outreach at the University of Delaware. The IGS provides leadership and support for programs and experiences that contribute to the education of informed, skilled, open-minded citizens of the world.



  • Provides leadership and a vision consistent with the global educational mission of the university
  • Coordinates academic policies, programs and activities of the Institute for Global Studies
  • Determines the strategic objectives, short- and long-range planning, and the implementation of programs to meet global initiatives
  • Oversees study/travel programs, institutional agreements, international delegations, extramural projects, and the fiscal and personnel management of the Institute for Global Studies
  • Operates in collaboration with students, scholars, faculty, senior leadership, and administrative staff to create conditions that support and enhance campus-wide global objectives
  • Actively identifies and oversees external funding, including grants, for international initiatives
  • Represents the university with the local program administration and externally to the local media, educational and governmental agencies, and the community at large



  • Master’s Degree with 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in international higher education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing 
  • High degree of flexibility and collaborative abilities; strong written and verbal skills
  • Established networks in the field of international education 
  • Demonstrated ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
  • Skills in strategic planning, organizing resources, managing personnel and establishing priorities
  • Experience working, studying, or living overseas; teaching and research experience preferred
  • Project management and supervisory experience involving initiatives with multiple partners is preferred
  • Experience working with people of diverse cultures; ability to foster a cooperative work environment; ability to work collaboratively and effectively across colleges and programs


Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2020, although nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence.


Candidates should upload a letter of interest, a detailed resume, and the names and addresses of three references to by selecting STAFF opportunities, Director, Institute for Global Studies.


The University of Delaware, a state-supported, privately managed institution, is located midway between Washington, DC and New York City. From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the institution today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact and a commitment to teaching excellence and innovation. It is ranked in the top tier of institutions in national rankings.  The University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant University, with externally sponsored activities exceeding $200 million annually. The full-time enrollment is approximately 24,120 students. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer that encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More