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Director, Bhisé Center for Global Understanding
Job Department/School Provost Office
FT/PT/Temp Full time
Location Garden City, N.Y.
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Director, Bhisé Center for Global Understanding

Office of the Provost



The Founding Director of the Bhisé Center for Global Understanding, reporting to the Provost, will be a strategic thinker who will lead the University in establishing a permanent and sustainable infrastructure that focuses on addressing critical global issues and prepares the next generation of global thinkers and leaders.


An accomplished scholar in a related field, the Director will implement the Center’s vision, support its research agenda, partner with academic units on course offerings, build awareness across campus, and bring international recognition to the Center and University. The Center’s activities are focused on the following areas of commitment:


  1. Pathways to global reintegration
  2. Historical evidence and facts in an age of disinformation
  3. Women’s rights and empowerment
  4. Racism and disenfranchisement in society
  5. Pre-Mughal Indian classical dance and music

Funding is in place for three years, and the Director will be expected to lead efforts to secure future funding. Tenure will be considered for candidates with the appropriate credentials and subject to review and endorsement by the appropriate disciplinary faculty of the University.



  1. Collaboratively develop and implement a strategic vision for the Bhisé Center for Global Understanding in alignment with the university's mission and goals.
  2. Develop metrics to track Center progress toward goal attainment, and oversee related data collection.
  3. Work with academic programs across campus to identify and profile University course offerings that align with the Center’s mission and vision.
  4. Plan, lead, and facilitate faculty development in global educational experience(s) for students.
  5. Seek out qualified candidates for Academic Residencies and visiting positions.
  6. Lead and support faculty in building or furthering research agendas pertaining to critical global issues.
  7. Establish and maintain partnerships with international institutions, organizations, and stakeholders to enhance the global reach and impact of the center.
  8. Develop and implement communication strategies to promote global awareness and understanding on campus.
  9. Provide professional development opportunities for University staff, faculty, and students to enhance their global competencies.
  10. Provide visionary leadership with the ability to develop and communicate a strategic vision for the center.
  11. Oversee and coordinate artistic and intellectual engagement through a University lecture series and visiting artist program focused on global issues.
  12. Seek global internship opportunities for Adelphi students.
  13. Engage the broader community by representing the University at professional conferences, organization events, and related activities.


  1. Doctorate or other equivalent terminal degree is required.
  2. Minimum of three to five years’ of experience in leadership roles related to international education, global affairs, or cultural exchange.
  3. Demonstrated success in program development, implementation, and assessment.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  5. Strong cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness.
  6. Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  8. Established network within the international education community and a proven ability to build and maintain partnerships a plus.


  1. Review of applications will begin immediately.
  2. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of how the candidate will advance the vision for the Center, and contact information for three professional references.


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 7,500 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students 75 undergraduate programs, more than 70 master’s degree and doctoral programs, and 55 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 118,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 44 states and 65 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.


In compliance with New York’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $125,000 - $175,000. Adelphi University considers factors such as departmental budgets, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. An annual base salary higher than the range may be warranted in circumstances where a candidate has demonstrable equivalent prior higher education experience at another University.

Adelphi University provides a comprehensive benefit package for faculty and staff employees. For a list of benefits provided to employees, please click here.

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Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates, including people of color and those who are, or identify as, members of any marginalized, underserved or underrepresented group. Adelphi is an emerging Hispanic serving institution so bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Here is our University statement on diversity: https://www.adelphi.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/about/.