Associate Director, Martin Institute
(Associate Director)
Martin Institute

Major Function:
Under the general direction of the Director of the Martin Institute,  the Associate Director (an .875 FTE academic year position) oversees  planning and implementation of Martin Forums; organizes and executes  the annual Borah Symposium while providing policy guidance and advice to the faculty/student Borah Committee; teaches the International Studies (IS) freshman seminar and the sophomore research component;  coordinates work with transfer students in IS and with IS minors;  coordinates CLASS degrees in Economics with program faculty; provides  additional support to the Institute by working with various strategic initiatives as assigned by the Director.

Open for Recruitment: June 19, 2009 - July 19, 2009
Announcement #: 15884074690
Salary Range: $38,000-$40,000 with full benefits
Full or Part Time: Part Time
Shift: Academic Year; 87.5% Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
Online Application (
Job References
Letter of Qualification
3 Letters of Reference or 3 Names of References or a Combination to  Equal 3

Application Procedures:  To be considered, complete the online  application including a letter of qualification, resume and provide 3  letters of reference or 3 names of
references or a combination to  equal 3.  Review of applications will begin July 20, 2009 and continue until a suitable applicant pool has been identified.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Bill Smith, search committee chair at  Letter of reference may be sent to:

Dr. Bill Smith, Search Committee Chair
Martin Institute
PO Box 443177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

(208) 885-2815 (phone)
(208) 885-9464 (fax)

RESPONSIBILITIES:  (% of Time - Essential/Marginal)

Manage Martin Institute and School Programming by:  20%
Developing and implementing programming to further the strategic goals  of the Martin Institute and School; Evaluating and conducting  assessment of MI programming; Managing the planning, promotion and  logistics of guest speaker offerings; working with media outlets,  negotiating contracts and engaging the campus and community during  these events; Assessing need for advertising and developing  appropriate timelines. Overseeing development of subject matter,  presentation and placement of advertising. Developing and executing  promotional strategies to establish closer contact with potential  students and professional development partners. Overseeing planning  and implementation of Martin  Forums.

Providing managerial support and guidance to Borah Symposium by:  20%
Serving as ex-officio member of Borah Foundation committee; Providing  policy advice, guidance, and oversight to Borah Foundation Committee  to ensure mission of Symposium is maintained; Executing the annual  Borah Symposium; Managing the planning, promotion and logistics of  guest speaker offerings; working with media outlets, negotiating  contracts and engaging the campus and community during these events;  Assessing need for advertising and developing appropriate timelines.  Overseeing development of subject matter, presentation and placement  of advertising. Developing and executing promotional strategies to  establish closer contact with potential students and professional   development partners. Overseeing symposium programming.

Teaching and administering the  International Studies Freshman Seminar  by:  15%
Develop a strategic model for teaching IS 195 to freshmen in the  Martin School of International Studies; Developing curriculum;  Managing and teaching courses each Spring semester. Conducting needs  assessments, analyzing program needs and modifying model appropriately; collaborate with MI Director and others to ensure  course fits within broader IS Learning Outcomes and curriculum.

Develop programming and coordinate Sophomore Directed Study projects  by:  15% 
Developing a strategic model for sophomore IS majors to conduct  directed study projects designed to help focus their issue and  regional emphasis choices; overseeing directed study students each  Fall semester. Conducting needs assessments, analyzing program needs and modifying model appropriately; collaborate with MI Director and  others to ensure course fits within broader IS Learning Outcomes and  curriculum.

Oversee MSIS* efforts with transfer students by:  10%
Maintaining recruitment, advising, and mentoring efforts of the MSIS  vis-à-vis transfer students, attending advising meetings and  similar programs, maintaining contacts with staff and faculty of other  UI departments with courses related to International Studies major and  helping coordinate curriculum updates. coordinates work with transfer students in IS and with IS minors; coordinates CLASS degrees in  Economics with program faculty;

Complete other duties as assigned by:  10%
Performing assigned tasks related to Institute, campus, university,  and/or student service that may arise over the course of the year as  assigned by Director. 

Vitalize the Minor in International Studies by:  7.5%
Developing and implanting a plan to work with diverse majors on campus  to recruit and oversee minors to the IS degree, with the aim of  developing a more diverse group of students within the Martin Institute.

Coordinate CLASS Economics degrees by:  2.5%
Working with the appointed faculty in the College of Business and  Economics, coordinate advising, degree requirements, and other areas  related to the CLASS major and minor in Economics; coordinate also  with CLASS office as necessary..

*Martin School of International Studies


  • Master’s Degree in a field closely related to the International  Studies undergraduate

  • Experience planning and participating in events featuring visiting  speakers or other
    similar events

  • Experience working with committees

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a variety of  constituent groups

  • Outstanding personal and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work weekends and after regular business hours as  programming requires


  • Ph.D. in a field closely related to the International Studies  undergraduate major

  • Experience coordinating logistics for events featuring visiting  speakers or other
    similar events

  • A record of teaching at the undergraduate level

  • Experience advising undergraduate students

  • Experience working, living, studying, or volunteering abroad for an  extended period of

  • Good knowledge of UI, College, and School degree requirements and  academic procedures

  • Experience in marketing management and strategic planning

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.