The Department of History in the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University invites applications and nominations for an advanced Assistant or Associate Professor position (tenure-track or tenured) in 19th or 20th century US history, to begin in Fall 2015. A PhD in History is required. The fields for the position are open but we will look with special interest on candidates with expertise in the history of the US West or borderlands, Latino/a, Chicano/a or African American history. We also welcome candidates who possess a grounding in environmental history, public history, or visual/material cultural history.
Intellectual breadth is important in our department and university. Regardless of specialization, we seek candidates eager to help graduate students who possess a wide range of interests discover nuances and make connections across fields and topics in their scholarly work. In addition to research and teaching, faculty at CGU work closely advising and mentoring MA and doctoral students on their theses and dissertations and on their career preparation. The successful candidate will have outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, a demonstrably strong record of publications and a track record of advising students from diverse backgrounds.
Please submit a letter of application, CV, and writing sample (30 pages maximum), and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of History, Claremont Graduate University, 831 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.
Claremont Graduate University, a private, free-standing graduate school, is part of the Claremont College Consortium. Nestled in beautiful Claremont, CA, the seven-college consortium offers a diverse, university-sized faculty set within a liberal arts college atmosphere, all within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. Claremont Graduate University affirms the values and goals of developing and maintaining a diverse faculty and student body and strongly encourages the applications of women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups. CGU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws. Claremont Graduate University is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically handicapped, veterans, and women. In addition to meeting its obligations under federal and state law, Claremont Graduate University is strongly committed to increasing its faculty diversity.
Admissions & Alumni Coordinator
The Admissions & Alumni Coordinator is responsible for planning and managing an admissions program that attracts, admits and enrolls an academically strong, culturally diverse and socially conscious graduate student population to meet Claremont Graduate University’s enrollment goals. This position is responsible for facilitating the internal review of applicant files, ensuring the efficient processing of decisions based on established institutional admission standards. The position will serve as team leader for recruitment, admissions and alumni relations for the School of Arts and Humanities (SAH).
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates application/admission functions for The School of Arts and Humanities (SAH) applicant pools; processes responses to written and verbal requests for admission information and interfaces with individual program staff and faculty as established procedures require; receives and takes responsibility for applications and supporting documentation; evaluates applications for admission review, official transcripts and other pertinent documentation required to make admission decisions.
Counsels applicants and other constituencies regarding institutional and/or program admission requirements; directs communications to audiences at various stages of the admissions funnel and is able to track progress of communication campaigns; maintains networks that are responsible for encouraging applications.
Is able to provide analysis and data on historical and current applicant pools for the purpose of informing recruitment strategy; is able to update executive leadership, faculty and admissions committees regarding the quality of applicant pools under consideration.
Works collaboratively with admissions committees, faculty and executive leadership to derive best practices in admissions and enrollment strategies.
Work with SAH and CGU Communications and Web team to maintain current program and faculty information on SAH web site.
Develop relationships with professional organizations and targeted schools/agencies that will generate prospects or career opportunities for graduates and alumni.
Develop and implement a strategic communication plan for SAH in coordination with the CGU communications specialist for all external communications, including recruitment, marketing and alumni relations.
Carefully track available fellowship resources, work with Administrative Director and faculty to determine fellowship offers and communicate those offers to admitted students.
Work with the CGU Alumni Office to keep records up to date. Work with SAH Program Coordinator to ensure the SAH alumni have a current and meaningful presence on the webpage.
With assistance from the SAH Event Coordinator, organize and provide a variety of admission and alumni related events such as: Open House, New Student Orientation, guest lectures, alumni visits, etc.
Invite alumni to appropriate university, school, or departmental related events. Work cooperatively with Special Events Coordinator to ensure that relevant special events information is publicly available to alumni.
Submit admissions and statistical information to all associations SAH programs subscribe to, such as: the American Historical Association, Modern Language Association, American Philosophical Association, and others.
Performs all other related duties as required and assigned.
Update student groups as students enter, leave or complete the Africana or WGS certificate programs.
Internships – Collect and monitor department paperwork for student internships. Maintain list of available internship locations.
Under the supervision and at the request of the Administrative Director fill in when needed due to temporary absences or vacancies left by school secretaries. This includes responding to student and faculty regarding pre-registration and registration needs, tracking admission files, keeping records, supervising student assistants, and organizing confidential materials.
Interact with other department staff across the university as needed, and when directed by the Administrative Director, assist in the training of other department staff.
Attend Program Coordinator meetings; CGU staff meetings; and participate in CGU committees when called to do so.
Work cooperatively with Program Coordinator to post appropriate alumni data or other information for recruitment purposes.
Accept other duties as assigned and approved by the Administrative Director and/or Dean for SAH, and the VP for Student and Enrollment Services.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Ability and willingness to travel locally.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word for Windows, Excel, Outlook, and ability to learn additional programs, including PeopleSoft student database, and Hobson’s contact management software.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people, including faculty, staff, graduate students, prospective applicants and alumni.
Excellent oral and written communication and customer relations skills.
Ability to work with limited or no supervision and exercise good judgment, tact and discretion.
Excellent organizational skills in a multi-task environment.
Understanding of academic programs and process.
Excellent record keeping skills.
Professional demeanor and dress, communication style, and outgoing, confident professional image.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree plus four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Four years of related experience required. Excellent customer service experience required.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATES: Driver's license.
OTHER PREFERENCES: CGU alumnus/a
UNIFORM REQUIREMENT: May wear CGU logo shirts for special events.
HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Hours and days may vary due to needs of the University, School, or department.
CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS: This is a full-time, non-teaching, 12-month exempt level position. Benefits-eligible.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Student workers and third-party contractors.
REPORTS TO: SAH Administrative Director (Administratively) and the VP of Student and Enrollment Services.
OTHER: May be expected to do some lifting and extensive walking for events (e.g., set-up/break-down of events; campus tours). Some tasks may be performed off-campus.
This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of the employment position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.
It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Successful completion of criminal background and DMV checks required for final candidate.