Position Summary: The mission of Purdue's Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) is to promote and facilitate intercultural learning at Purdue and beyond. The Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist will be a seasoned interculturalist with both a solid theoretical understanding of intercultural communication and experience applying theory and best practices to the design and implementation of experiential and reflective learning interventions in a variety of contexts, both in and out of the classroom. The Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist will work closely with colleges and student services units across Purdue's campus to embed intercultural learning throughout the curriculum as well as the co-curricular life of the study body. In addition, as are all CILMAR staff, this position will be involved in mentoring others in the development of intercultural competence, creating and presenting intercultural interventions, working with intercultural assessments, and disseminating information about CILMAR's work in and beyond Purdue.
Liaising with the faculty and administrators of each college on campus, as well as with staff units such as Student Success and University Residences, to more fully realize the embedded learning outcome of Intercultural Competence and Knowledge adopted by the Purdue faculty. This work includes consulting with faculty and staff, conducting needs analyses, recommending curricular changes, providing "train the trainer" workshops, mentoring colleagues, designing assessment plans, assisting in program evaluation, and creating instructional resources.
Managing and promoting new and existing CILMAR curricular and co-curricular intercultural learning programs, for example the Intercultural Teamwork Certificate and the Culture Keepers program. This work includes recruiting faculty to include these programs in their syllabi, marketing the programs directly to students, training faculty and students to facilitate and debrief intercultural activities, mentoring CILMAR student workers in developing new learning interventions, and organizing workshops, classroom visits, and events.
Performing other general CILMAR duties as necessary, to include mentoring students individually and/or in groups in the SAIL program that supports long-term study abroad students in their intercultural competence development; debriefing individuals and/or groups on the results of intercultural assessments such as the IDI and the BEVI; designing and facilitating workshops and guest lectures for campus and community partners; collecting, analyzing, and reporting on learning outcomes data; and presenting at regional and national conferences as necessary.
PhD, EdD, or other terminal degree required in international education, curriculum and instruction, intercultural communication, multicultural education, global studies, cultural studies, language or linguistics, anthropology, higher ed leadership/ administration, or another relevant discipline (ABD in doctoral program considered if dissertation will be complete by December, 2018).
Minimum 1 year. Experience requirement can be fulfilled by any combination of work in higher education but must include some classroom teaching as well as some intercultural, multicultural, international education, and/or study abroad programming. Experience mentoring students, conducting training programs for faculty/staff in a university setting, assessing learning outcomes, conducting needs analyses, and designing curriculum preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Certifications:
Knowledge of theory, research, and assessment specifically relating to intercultural, multicultural, and global learning required.
Knowledge of best practices and innovations in experiential and active learning and engagement/service learning required.
Knowledge of best practices and innovations in curriculum design and in using teaching and learning technologies required.
Effective communication skills (e.g., listening, clear articulation of ideas, tact) in consultations with faculty and staff required.
Demonstrable organizational skills in developing and managing co-curricular activities required.
Skills in applied research or program evaluation including qualitative and quantitative research methods preferred.
Certification/qualification in at least one intercultural instrument such as the IDI, BEVI, IES, etc. preferred.
Internal Number: 1800896
About Purdue University
Purdue University enrolls approximately 40,000 students including more than 9,000 from abroad. In any given year there are nearly 1,000 international faculty and researchers on the campus as well. Purdue has gained fame in the fields of engineering, management, science, and agriculture and also has an excellent reputation in health and human sciences, education, liberal arts, nursing, pharmacy, technology, and veterinary medicine. The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) was created in 2016 and promotes and facilitates intercultural learning at Purdue and beyond