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Academic Program Director for EMDRCM


The Academic Program Director for Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM) is a faculty member appointed by the Dean to oversee the administrative aspects of a graduate program within a School.  The EMDRCM Academic Program Director will report to the Head of Stephen Zuellig School of Development Management.  The Academic Program Director’s primary responsibilities are: 1) to ensure the design and delivery of high quality learning opportunities for students on the program, and 2) to assist marketing/recruitment/admissions team to attract qualified students to the program.

  • Qualifications
  • Responsibilities

Required Qualifications:

  • Must meet academic requirements in the discipline/program required, a doctoral degree required;
  • Must have at least two years of teaching or training experience; 
  • Ability to think strategically;
  • Highly organized, with proven project management skills;
  • Strong operational experience and skills;
  • Excellence in managing people;
  • Excellent public relations, networking, and interpersonal skills;
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in large and small groups;
  • Projects a professional image and provides outstanding customer service;
  • Knowledge of key business and management topics;
  • Knowledge of typical graduates’ career paths and ability to work effectively with recruiters;
  • Keeps commitments, meets deadlines, and achieves outstanding results;
  • Organizes and executes around multiple priorities;
  • Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative;
  • Cooperates and collaborates as a member of a team;
  • Positive, energetic, and enthusiastic;
  • Numerate and experienced in managing budgets;
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and off-site (including overseas); and
  • A capacity for creativity and adaptability to changing circumstances and technologies that signal the ability to provide leadership in innovative teaching approaches and methods.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience with online and/or hybrid learning models is preferred.

Term of Appointment

  • The initial appointment of faculty position and the Directorship is for three years.  Once the three-year probationary period is ended, tenure may be awarded based on performance. Academic Program Directorship may be renewed for another term.



Submit a letter of interest and comprehensive CV to  and indicate AIMWEB-APD-0519 in the subject line.Candidates meeting the criteria will be invited for an interview.

Primary Responsibilities: 

Program Direction 

  • Ensures delivery of excellent classroom management and learning activities that will contribute to students’ development in becoming effective leaders, managers, and innovators.
  • Works closely with School Head, Recruitment, Admission and Marketing offices to ensure that the program is attractively communicated to suitable candidates thus ensuring the program’s sustainability in terms of student intake numbers.
  • Communicates with faculty to ensure students and course needs are met according to program requirements.
  • Ensures that the curriculum is current and relevant, and adheres to international standards.
  • Works with the School Head in recruiting and fielding of faculty for the program.
  • Interviews and evaluates applicants’ fit with admission’s criteria and capability to finish the program.
  • Monitors classroom and online activities to ensure students are engaged and encouraged.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship on innovative delivery of instruction.
  • Reviews student evaluations of all program faculty and courses and addresses concerns.
  • Holds regular meetings with program faculty and School Head to ensure open communication and program initiatives are implemented on a timely manner.
  • Provides the Registrar’s Office with necessary data on students.

Student Relations/Student Mentoring

  • Proactively supports students, particularly ones at risk of attrition due to poor attendance, unsatisfactory academic progress, or other at-risk indicators. 
  • Regularly monitors student academic progress via LMS and updates from program faculty.
  • Promptly responds to emails and queries of students and faculty.
  • Ensures that faculty and staff in program respond to student questions and concerns within 48 hours.
  • Ensures that faculty in program post grades for assignments in a timely fashion and provide adequate feedback.
  • Engages with students in program-wide, school-wide, and Institute-wide key social activities.
  • Actively supports student placement activities through regular interaction with Career Services Office.

Campus and Community Involvement

  • Coordinates student support activities with key stakeholders in other functional areas and connect students with appropriate resources.
  • Participates in campus and community professional activities and meetings.
  • Keeps informed of current events that will affect program design and delivery, and foster professional growth and expertise.
  • Attends graduation previews, graduations, meetings, and other school-related functions; and
  • Keeps active in the community and seeks ways to attract community, business, and other special interest leaders and people to visit the campuses across the enterprise.



Submit a letter of interest and comprehensive CV to  and indicate AIMWEB-APD-0519 in the subject line. Candidates meeting the criteria will be invited for an interview.

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