Academic Programs Officer (MT0933, ADM2A, GR4)

Job Category: 
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Position Summary:

The Faculty of Arts is developing multiple new MA programs that will appeal to a diverse population of students. These include the one-year MA (non-thesis) programs that are attracting great interest such as the MA Digital Humanities: MA East Asian Studies as well as the MASC that will serve the McCall MacBain Scholars. Reporting to the Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Academic Programs Officer will work with the Faculty of Arts to obtain approval of these dossiers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a subject matter expert for interdisciplinary programs in the Faculty of Arts. Gathers information about similar programs that exist elsewhere and helps adapt them to McGill's research priorities, including but not limited to digital studies; gender, society, and inclusion; migration/refugee studies; artificial intelligence.
  • Manages the development of new research programs in the Faculty of Arts.
  • Develops and implements administrative processes and procedures for the establishment of new MA programs.
  • Communicates regularly and frequently with academic and administrative units to provide professional advice regarding graduate program development.
  • Conducts research to gather background information relevant to course and program approval.
  • Prepares program proposals in consultation with academic units.
  • Liaises with Faculty of Arts and the Associate Provost (Teaching and Academic Programs) to ensure University approval of new graduate programs.
  • Assembles new graduate program dossiers for submission to the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire.
  • Interprets governmental policies and regulations. Advises Faculty representatives.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Graduate degree an asset. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong attention to detail. Proven analytical, planning, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Excellent negotiation and ability to influence people at all levels of administration. Strong relationship building skills and ability to develop and nurture partnerships. Ability to work autonomously and efficiently. Ability to work well in a teamwork environment. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure on multiple projects and to prioritize and meet strict deadlines with limited supervision. Experience in supporting graduate programs. Demonstrated ability to work in a MS Office environment and have experience using Banner SIS. Languages: English and French (spoken and written).

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Staffing:

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The deadline to apply for this position is July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Salary Range: 
(Grade 04) $56,370 – $70,460 (midpoint) - $84,550
Eight (8) months
Reporting to: 
Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Reference no.: 
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