American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, is seeking an Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition that develops enlightened and impassioned leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs will provide leadership in improving student affairs and cultivating a student-oriented liberal arts environment at the American University of Central Asia and will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Key areas of responsibility
The key areas of responsibility of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs will include, but not necessarily be limited to overseeing:
* Student advising, including academic, career and internship advising. This will require close cooperation with academic programs, the Registrar’s Office, faculty and students to ensure AUCA has an effective student advising system. Specific tasks may include revising and developing existing policies, identifying key challenges and developing recommendations in close cooperation with all relevant constituencies (students, faculty and offices).
* International student services. AVP will lead efforts to develop an environment attractive for international students. This includes activities related to international student enrollment, academic and non-academic advising for international students and ensuring effective solutions to ad hoc issues related to international students.
* Academic orientation. AVP will lead university efforts towards developing an intellectually challenging and rewarding academic orientation for incoming freshmen. This will require close cooperation with involved faculty, Dean of Student Life and other relevant bodies.
* Retention. AVP will closely work with faculty, advisers, Registrar to identifying key challenges in student retention at AUCA and effectively address them.
* Student discipline. AVP will lead efforts to deepen AUCA¹s commitment to an environment where civility prevails and students respect and promote basic values of personal integrity and academic honesty.
* Assessment. AVP will help develop models to assess the effectiveness of
teaching and learning at AUCA.
Minimal qualification requirements
* PhD degree in education, social sciences or humanities
* Strong understanding of and commitment to liberal arts education
* Relevant practical experience
* Ability to work in English and Russian
This will be a three-quarters time position and the AVP will be expected to
teach one course per semester in an appropriate department.
Interested applicants should send their CV, three letters of recommendation and an electronic writing sample by Dec.31, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org