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This position is open until filled. First Review Date 1/3/22.
Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the UC San Diego Philosophy Department. We thrive at the intersection of science, technology, health / social science, and other arts and humanities by offering optional areas of emphasis for undergraduates, areas of specialization for graduates, and faculty research interests covering a broad and far-reaching range of topics.
Since its founding, the UC San Diego Philosophy Department has grown to become a nationally ranked department offering excellent instruction and supervision at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Faculty research interests include special concentrations in the philosophy of mind / language, philosophy of science, ethics and political philosophy, history of philosophy, and epistemology and metaphysics. Among our current faculty are a MacArthur Fellow and recipients of numerous competitive research fellowships. Graduates of our Ph.D. program have been successfully placed in top departments across the country and abroad. The department is comprised of 28 ladder-rank faculty, 200 undergraduate majors and minors, 56 graduate students and 6 career staff with a $9 million annual permanent budget.
Applies professional Student Services concepts. Provides varied student services to students, faculty, and department / school / college management. Works on moderately complex issues. Receives assistance on more complex issues.
Under the general direction of the CAO, the incumbent is responsible for the administrative management of student- related activities and other educational matters pertaining to the graduate program in the Department of Philosophy. This position is responsible for complex/high-level graduate advising and is involved with graduate admissions as required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: student curriculum advising, coordinating admission to the graduate degree programs, student matriculation and graduation. Responsible for compliance with Graduate Division rules & regulations regarding achieving an advanced degree; departmental liaison at both on and off-campus meetings; works closely with faculty/administration to resolve program deviations. Maintain all graduate student databases; assist with designing, authorizing and maintaining graduate web page; assist with financial analysis and planning for graduate program. Responsible for independent development of time-saving protocols and structural organization as it relates to the above duties.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Experience and knowledge of academic advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of and directly related experience with graduate school education. Demonstrated skill in providing expert assessment of students' curriculum needs based on career goals, academic training, and research history.
Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs and pertinent databases.
Knowledge of University processes and procedures. Ability to interact with and clarify procedures for students and faculty by means of collecting, researching, and coordinating the implementation of policies. Knowledge of general education requirements, educational organizations at university levels, and subject curricula to ensure effective implementation of educational material and regulations. Knowledge of university and departmental procedures relating to graduate students, course scheduling, and student employment.
Understanding of University rules and regulations.
Interpersonal skills. Use tact, diplomacy and flexibility with a broad variety of people. Ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.
Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking.
Ability in problem identification and reasoning. Demonstrated skill in problem-solving, conflict resolution and crisis situation management.
Ability to multi-task; verbal and written communication skills. Ability to initiate, plan, develop, implement, manage and evaluate multiple programmatic activities independently. Manage workload to complete duties in a timely and accurate manner. Strong ability to anticipate problems, identify and analyze options, and implement corrective actions.
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