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The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University is a nonpartisan academic institute that promotes the study of constitutionalism. In particular, it examines important constitutional issues found at the intersections of political thought, public policy, religion, law, history, and economics. It employs a multidisciplinary approach to effectively equip a new generation of citizens and leaders with a broad understanding of political thought and economic and political practices critical to the perpetuation of constitutional government, ordered liberty, and the rule of law.
Under the general supervision of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director is responsible for the operational, fundraising, financial, programmatic and personnel activities of the Center for Constitutional Studies. The Director will be instrumental in helping to achieve a number of important CCS initiatives, including mission fulfillment, fundraising, and outreach with educational and business partners.
Additionally, the Director will be instrumental in the promotion of the UVU Minor in Constitutional Studies; in the design, development, and production of major academic conferences; and in facilitating and supporting interdisciplinary cooperation between and among departments and other centers across campus.
The Director will be appointed to a two-year faculty position as a professional-in-residence in Political Science and will teach as negotiated with the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The Director is expected to be in residence at Utah Valley University for the duration of the appointment and may not be employed by another institution during that time.
The position as a director and professional in residence is being funded for two-years during which time the Director will need to raise the funds to support a continuation of the position.
Graduation from an accredited institution with an appropriate degree in a field of study directly related to the summary of duties plus professional experience related to the program or discipline. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctoral degree in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities, or related disciplines with a focus on Law and Constitutional Studies required.
Must have credentials sufficient to justify appointment to the faculty as a professional in residence and ability to teach a wide range of courses in political science or history or constitutional law.
Knowledge of constitutional issues found at the intersections of political thought, public policy, religion, law, history, and economics.
Knowledge and experience in teaching courses in the area of Constitutional Studies.
Knowledge and skills in current instructional theory, methods, strategies, and techniques.
Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques.
Strong and successful experience in fundraising fundamentals in both the public and private sectors.
Proven record, or demonstrated potential, for excellence in administration and program building.
Demonstrated skills in working with senior administrators and constituencies.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to employ a multidisciplinary approach to effectively equip a new generation of citizens and leaders with a broad understanding of political thought and economic and political practices critical to the perpetuation of constitutional government, ordered liberty, and the rule of law.
Ability to operate in a complex campus environment and to create collaborative networks across multiple constituencies.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and/or projections.
Ability to exercise interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills and to effectively apply general principles to specific conditions.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of (1) experience in academic leadership, (2) fundraising experience and effectiveness, (3) academic expertise, (4) community outreach, and (5) the contribution the applicant is likely to make to the mission of the Center for Constitutional Studies.
Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.
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