|By Linda Lewis on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 4:02 pm: Edit Post|
JOB OPENING - JOB # SSA-Nepal
Academic Director, SIT Study Abroad, Nepal: Culture and Development
Program Base: Kathmandu, Nepal
Start Date: January 2004
Reports To: Director of Asian and Pacific Studies, SIT Study Abroad
General Description: The School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad runs over 57 semester abroad programs throughout the world. Each program is led by an Academic Director and supported by in-country staff. The role of the Academic Director (AD) is essentially threefold: teaching, organizing, and advising in a program that combines traditional coursework and field based learning into a rigorous 15 week academic program for students from colleges and universities throughout the United States. Additionally, the Academic Director is responsible for all organizational aspects of the program, including liaison with in-country academics and local experts to act as resource persons, management of program logistics, administration, and budget, and conducting the program review and academic evaluation at the end of each semester.
The co-AD is generally responsible for working in close collaboration with the current AD in:
 Maintaining and developing the already solid study abroad program;
 Advising in matters regarding academic program delivery and scheduling;
 Organizing and delivering the students' initial cross-cultural orientation and methods and techniques of field study seminar;
 Helping with the organization of educational visits and field trips and integrating the learning from these, as well as from the homestay, into the traditional coursework parts of the program;
 Generally guiding and advising students in both their cross-cultural learning processes and academic experiences - thus serving as an educator/teacher in the broadest sense by assisting students to draw substantive connections from among different aspects of the semester experience;
 Conducting the program review and academic evaluation at the end of the program and preparing a rigorous written evaluation for each student's transcript, clarifying both what the student achieved and how it was achieved;
 Facilitating a constructive relationship between SIT students and host country nationals involved with the program;
 Managing program logistics and administration;
 Providing student support for medical, personal and security issues.
 Negotiating cost-effective program services and managing the program budget throughout the semester;
 Maintaining regular communication with the SIT Study Abroad office in Brattleboro and submitting detailed, timely reports, as required;
 Upon return to the US, assisting in explaining the program to interested individuals at home campuses and communities, as feasible.
Requirements: The applicant must have at least a Master's degree (Ph.D. preferred), including substantial academic and practical knowledge of Nepal, fluency in Nepali and experience with U.S. undergraduates. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in development or related studies. Further, he/she must be attuned to the educational philosophy and expectations of SIT and possess both commitment to academic excellence and the personal leadership qualities required by the program. Among the latter are cultural sensitivity and adaptability; intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for challenge; tact and diplomacy in working with host nationals, on the one hand, and American students, on the other; organizational ability; budget management skills; computer literacy; energy; sense of humor; and training in social science methods.
Term: The position will begin January of 2004, and is full-time. Contract appointments are generally for a minimum two-semester period, with an initial review after the first semester. All program expenses are paid, including a contribution to the cost of health insurance. Salary depends on academic qualifications.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Job #AD-Nepal, Human Resources
School for International Training
P.O. Box 676
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676
or fax: 802-258-3118 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|By purushottamhtd (cache3.mos.com.np - 126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 3:57 am: Edit Post|
I AM A STUDENT OF B.ED AND WANT TO DO SOMETHING FOR NEPALI AND NEPAL. BUT THERE IS NOT OPPURTUNITY . I AM VOLLUNTER AT SHANTI SAMAJ KENDRA AT MAKAWANPUR BUT I WAT TO DO BROAD WORK AT SOCIAL WORK.
|By Kul Prasad Pandey (kul) (188.8.131.52) on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 10:28 pm: Edit Post|
I AM A BACHELOR STUDENT OF MANAGEMENT IN NEPAL. I AM REALLY INPRESS WITH THE FIELD WORK AND FEEDBACK , ALL ATTEMPT ON IMPROVEMENT OF THIS COUNTRY NEPAL SINCE 1963 BY DICK MAYER . WHAT I WOULD BE DELIGHTED FOR IS TO PRACTISE FOR MAKING THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AWESOME BY GIVING HEART, SOUL AND BODY .SO I THINK TO BE JOIND WITH PEACE CORPS AND DO SOMETHING OUT EXTRA ORDINARY SOCIAL WORK AND WELFARE JOB. I RELATIVELY HAVE BEEN INGAGED WITH THE VOLUNTEER(PART TIME)IN A SCHOOL WHICH GIVES ME A KIND OF AIM TO DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL IN THIS COUNTRY .
APPARANTELY ,THERE IS A SLIM CHANCE TO BE FORWRD WITH THIS KIND OF OBBJECTIVES BECAUSE PROBLEMS ARE TOO MANY AND AT THE SAME TIME OPPORTUNITIES AND CHANCED TO GET INVOLVED ON ARE RARE.SO,I EXTREMELY AM EXPANDING MY PRECIOUS TIME ON SEARCHING FOR AM OPPORTUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY OR THROUGHLY BROADS.
Mr. Kul Prasad Pandey
GPO Box 20143 , Nepal
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