Academic Director - Morocco

SIT Study Abroad is recruiting for an Academic Director for its program Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media, based in Rabat with excursions to Ouezzane and other locations in Morocco.

General Description:
SIT Study Abroad Academic Directors (AD) manage SIT’s undergraduate study abroad programs located in 42 countries worldwide. The program themes vary from development and social change to arts, environmental studies, post-conflict transformation, health, and human rights. All SIT Study Abroad programs emphasize field study while examining critical global issues in keeping with the broader organizational missions of peace and social justice. SIT’s educational model focuses on cultural immersion as its primary heuristic component and uses theories of experiential education to inform its curricula and augment student learning. The academic centerpiece of most SIT Study Abroad semester programs is the independent study project. This component weaves together theory and practice and synthesizes the other program coursework.

Scope of work:
The AD is responsible for the planning, delivery, and supervision of the academic program offered by SIT Study Abroad at its assigned program location, ensuring program academic excellence, and facilitating student learning experience in a safe environment. The AD is the primary manager for the program site responsible for supervision of local staff, budget planning and oversight, and financial reporting.
The AD represents SIT Study Abroad in the program location and is responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with local partners.
The AD must remain current in their areas of expertise and familiar with in-country issues and practices in higher education.
The AD will generally work under one- or two-year contracts and when required by local law, a local employment contract. The position is full time for the entire contract period.
See our website for detailed responsibilities:

• Master's degree required (PhD preferred) in a discipline related to the program theme.
• Academic and practical knowledge of the region with advanced proficiency in English and French or Arabic required.
• Experience working in the field of journalism and new media. College teaching and experience with U.S. undergraduates is desirable.
• ADs 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 and United States students; organizational ability; budget management skills; and computer literacy.
• Effective communication skills.
• Proven ability to be flexible, collaborative and patient.
The start date is July 1, 2019. A training period may take place in the U.S. and/or at the SIT Study Center in Rabat. Salary commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

To apply: Please visit the World Learning employment website at and apply online by uploading your letter of interest, and CV (including the contact information of three academic references).
Deadline: May 31st, 2019 or until filled.


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