Director, Academic Advisor
Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. With the inaugural class enrolled in 2016, the program gives the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in one of the following disciplines: public policy, economics and business, and international studies. The concentration gives students an opportunity to focus on aspects of global affairs they may not have previously studied. Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future. For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We are nowpreparing to welcome our third cohort in Fall 2018. Learn more at www.schwarzmanscholars.org
Roles and responsibilities:
1. Primary function will be to work with students to review course offerings and select courses for the academic year and prepare an individualized academic plan to ensure graduation requirements are met.
2. Work closely with the academic team on the yearly curriculum review and academic year course development process to fully understand course offerings and changes and the faculty who will be teaching.
3. Coordinate with academic office and other Tsinghua schools to advise and direct scholars to relevant credit bearing courses in other Tsinghua University Schools and Departments
4. Coordinate with all relevant Schwarzman College departments to understand the many facets of the program to ensure that scholars know about all curricular, co-curricular, and programmatic offerings related to their interests and future plans; recommend curricular and co-curricular opportunities to further learning in areas of interest, including interests developed in connection to Deep Dive and/or Practical Training Project.
5. Working with the academic team, prepare and deliver the academic planning webinar for scholars in advance of arrival to help establish a baseline plan for scholars’ academic and co-curricular path while at Schwarzman College
6. Working with academic team, present academic requirements during orientation and design effective advising sessions for orientation.
7. Work with academic team to review course evaluation and enrollment information and make recommendations to academic team on student feedback about individual courses and faculty
8. Work closely with the Career Development team on further graduate education options (MBA, PhD, MPA, etc.), and advise students individually on these options
9. Develop resources for students wanting to go on to further study such as taking the GRE/LSAT while in China
10. Be the liaison with visitors to the College from programs for further study (law schools, etc.)
11. Provide information on course quality and student feedback about courses 12. Monitor students ‘at risk’ academically via the academic team to provide early intervention and support
13. Provide any information related to concerns about students’ health, well-being, and/or safety to the Associate Dean (Student Life), as part of our early intervention system
14. In collaboration with academic team, draft and develop policies and procedures related to academics, such as attendance, notifications, etc.
Suggested qualifications to include but not limited to:
• Minimum of 5 years work experience in China
• Graduate degree in social sciences from an international program strongly desired• Fluency in English and proficiency in English writing required• Professional proficiency in Mandarin helpful
• Familiarity with and advising experience in international social science graduate
programs strongly desired
• Experience working with Higher Education Programs at Chinese Universities, preferably