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Assistant Director Academic Graduate Programs, School of Information Technology

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the School of Information Technology

The School of Information Technology confers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology (PhD-IT). The SoIT has been growing at 18% annually and currently serves more than 1,200 students with 26 full-time faculty members, 19 full-time staff, and 30 part-time faculty. The SoIT is home to several centers including an NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, the Information Technology Solutions Center, the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, Applied Machine Learning and Intelligence Center, and the Civic Technology Center. The SoIT is a diverse, interdisciplinary, team-oriented, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. It empowers individuals to become passionate, solution-minded Information Technology professionals by fostering continuous innovation, research, leadership development, interdisciplinary problem solving, and real-world experience.  More information about the School can be found at http://cech.uc.edu/it.

About the Job

The School of Information Technology seeks to hire an Assistant Director - Academic - Graduate Programs.


The principle workload assignment of this position will be to support graduate students in the SoIT Master’s and PhD programs and SoIT undergraduate students enrolled in its accelerated programs. The position serves on several cross functional teams, including Graduate Education, Operations, and Online Education. Furthermore, the position represents the SoIT to the College and the University to support graduate and accelerated students.

Job Overview

Under general supervision from the Graduate Director and the School Head, the Assistant Director - Academic will support and advise our Graduate programs. The essential functions will include advising graduate students and managing program events and initiatives in relation to the graduate programs. This position requires collaborative effort with various personnel across the University, including but not limited to College advising and recruitment staff, UC Online staff, partner faculty and staff in the accelerated programs, and the UC Graduate Office. This position will serve on the Operations cross functional team.

Essential Functions

  • Support the graduate programs within SoIT (Master’s and PhD)
  • Advise graduate students on degree completion requirements
  • Review and process admission decisions for graduate programs
  • Manage and process scholarships to eligible recipients
  • Communicate with graduate students on important deadlines and information
  • Collaborate with UC Online staff to support SoIT online graduate students
  • Collaborate with CECH recruitment and advising teams for the graduate programs
  • Serve as a liaison to the UC International office, Graduate School, Registrar’s office, and other University departments as needed
  • Assist with data collection for the Graduate programs and for ranking submissions
  • Lead the IT Accelerated Program Committees
  • Create and lead study tours for Accelerated Students
  • Implement policies and procedures and maintain the SoIT graduate handbook
  • May prepare and edit reports and/or newsletters and develop publication materials
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

Academic positions will require specific educational credentials and experience related to the program for which the position is responsible.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Mission-driven
  • Self-motivated
  • Degree at the bachelor or master’s levels preferred
  • Experience working within academic setting
  • Experience in program management is preferred
  • Experience in advising graduate or undergraduate students in a research university

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.  Review of the applications will start as soon as applications are received and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 69510 


Assistant Director Academic Graduate Programs, School of Information Technology

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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