Associate Director of the Atlanta Global Studies Center

The School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) seeks an Academic Professional to serve as the Associate Director of the Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship program operated in a consortium with Georgia State University (GSU). This position is a full-time, benefits eligible, non-tenure track faculty position for twelve months. The position is annually renewable.  The anticipated start date of the position is January 1, 2019 or earlier, depending on candidate availability.

Job Purpose:

This position will execute the programmatic activities; coordinate outreach, communication, and activities of the AGSC; manage budget; liaise with the Center’s subaward with Georgia State University (GSU) and AGSC leadership in a professionally efficient and effective manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative leadership and coordination of AGSC’s outreach activities including serving as a representative in the absence of the Faculty Director;
  • Manage the research, teaching, and public engagement activities of program faculty that align with the mission of the Center;
  • Hiring, training, delegating tasks to student assistants; 
  • Manage grant execution to comply with Institute and funding agency guidelines, deadlines, and regulations in coordination with AGSC assistant director at GSU;
  • Manage the Center’s grant budgets and accounts in collaboration with GSU and AGSC leadership, in compliance with Institute, State, and funding agency guidelines;
  • Identify and execute potential external funding opportunities and prepare grant proposals in collaboration with the Center’s Director to further leverage AGSC activities;
  • Collaborate and coordinate partnerships with AGSC stakeholders from interdisciplinary academic colleges at Georgia Tech as well as with other institutions;
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute seminars, workshops, and conferences;
  • Develop and strengthen outreach programs for K-12 educators and students, businesses, media, and other strategic partners;
  • Oversee preparation of publications and reports;
  • Manage website, communication, and outreach to promote AGSC and the center’s activities
  • Represent the Center in interactions with individual and institutional partners both within the AGSC and external to the University.
  • Instruct no more than two courses per academic semester, or equivalent professional education instruction.

Reporting Relationship:

The position reports to the Faculty Director of Atlanta Global Studies Center, who reports to the Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, who reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree relevant to international studies and programs or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience within a post-secondary academic setting;
  • Engagement in active scholarship, publishing, and public engagement about international or intercultural studies, language learning, or related fields, with national and international exposure;
  • Administrative experience, project coordination, and demonstrated organizational ability;
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines, and with representatives from national and international institutions;
  • Experience with interdisciplinary programs in the context of a complex university;
  • Ability to assume responsibility and to work independently with minimal guidance;
  • Initiative and creativity in program development;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and desktop publishing;
  • Website development and maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a leadership position at an academic or sponsored research center;
  • Experience in grant management; preferably with the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program
  • Demonstrated expertise in budgeting, planning, communications, and customer service. 
  • Working knowledge of contract administration. 
  • Strong analytical, communication, negotiation, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution.

Applicants should send a cover letter surveying the applicant’s expertise for the position, curriculum vitae, and a list of three potential references emailed as one single PDF to Applicant files will be treated confidentially. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please direct all inquiries regarding this position to Dr. Anna Stenport, Chair of the School of Modern Languages, via email at  

The School Of Modern Languages / Our Degree Programs

The School of Modern Languages ( emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). Our graduate programs include an M.S. in Applied Languages (in Spanish) and Intercultural studies and an interdisciplinary M.S. in Global Media Cultures, in six languages. The school is home to approximately 60 faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,500 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. A unit of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.