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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Associate Director of the Center for International Higher Education

The Associate Director of the Center for International Higher Education is a full-time position providing direct support to the Director in a range of areas designed to advance the Center’s mission to promote the dissemination of information, publications, discussion, and thoughtful analysis of higher education worldwide. A globally recognized resource for expertise and analysis of higher education trends and issues, CIHE is particularly concerned with matters affecting the development of higher education in emerging and transition economies, and takes a special interest in contributing to the discussion surrounding Catholic higher education developments the world over. The Associate Director supports the Center and the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education in its efforts to provide graduate-level education and training in the field of international and comparative higher education, serving as a coordinator and part time non-tenure track faculty member of the MA Program in International Higher Education, the Dual Degree MA program in International Higher Education with the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico, and the Certificate Program in International Higher Education. The Associate Director also coordinates and co-teaches the professional development activities of the Center for International Higher Education.

The position’s key functions include:
Assisting in the development and management, as well as contributing substantively to, the Center’s
international higher education research projects, publications (including the journal International Higher
Education, CIHE Perspectives series and two book series), and professional development programs, often
in cooperation with external partners, both in the United States and around the world.   

Teaching in the Master’s Program in International Higher Education, the Dual Degree and the Certificate
Program, along with designing, evaluating, and coordinating the ongoing development of this program.

Participating actively in the development of external grant proposals, providing support in relation to
the management of grant-funded projects.                                                                                   

Representing the Center locally, nationally, and internationally occasionally at key higher education
events, meetings, and conferences. 


Ability to design, teach and evaluate graduate-level coursework in international and comparative higher
education, including functions related to admissions, teaching, fieldwork
and research project supervision, etc.                                                                                                       -

Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a broad international network of higher education
scholars and policymakers                                                                                                                                -

Ability to design and implement multi-partner research projects                                                                     

Ability to organize and deliver relevant special events, such as project meetings, symposia, and seminars   

Ability to contribute substantively (as an author and/or editor) to international higher education research
projects                                                                                                                                                       -

Strong written and oral communication skills, and organization/project management skills, are
crucial                                                                                                                                                         -

Fluency in more than one language highly desirable

3-5 years of experience working in an international higher education research, policy or publication
environment/organization                                                                                                                       -

Relevant experience teaching,advising, and/or coordinating graduate-level academic courses/programs       

Significant experience living and working in diverse international/intercultural environments highly

PhD required, with preference in International Higher Education

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at