World Learning seeks an Academic Director (AD) to manage SIT Study Abroad’s Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development program in Valparaiso, Chile.
SIT Study Abroad Academic Directors (ADs) 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.
The nature of the AD job is such that ADs may be called upon during irregular hours to deal with emergencies.
The position will begin in January 2022. Salary commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.