Northeastern University

Director of International Study Programs

(Chief Study Abroad Officer)

Preferred Application Deadline: May 20, 2013

The University is being assisted in this search by

Strategic Consulting

The Wyly / Kellogg International Group

Specialists in Institutional Strategy, International Education, and Searches for Leadership Positions

Thomas J. Wyly

Boston, MA Office

27 Van Ness Road
Belmont, IL 02478
Tel: 617-489-2673
Email: tomwyly@juno.com

Earl D. Kellogg

Champaign, IL Office

1725 Devonshire Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
Tel: 217-621-3856
Email: ekellogg@gmail.com

Founded in 1898 and located in Boston’s Fenway cultural district, Northeastern University is an independent, non-sectarian, Tier 1 National Research University comprising eight colleges and a school of law, and offering undergraduate majors in 65 departments and more than 125 master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees.  Originally created as a college for men, the University has been co-educational since the end of World War II.  Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a high research activity university, Northeastern is a recognized leader in global experiential learning and use-inspired research.

Over the past 15 years, the University has undergone one of the most remarkable transformations in the history of American higher education.  As one indication of its extraordinary progress, Northeastern since the 2002 edition has advanced an unprecedented 94 places in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges Guide.”  In the 2013 edition, Northeastern improved its ranking to 56th in the nation, up six places since 2012 alone, and approximately 64 places since 2005. The University has been able to continue its remarkable momentum by adhering to its traditions of educational innovation and global engagement.

The University’s mission is “To educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment.  To create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.”  The institution describes itself as a global, experiential, research university.  Northeastern provides unprecedented worldwide experiential learning opportunities, grounded in its signature co-op program.  The university’s research enterprise is strategically aligned with three universal imperatives: health, security, and sustainability.”

Northeastern enrolls over 16,000 full-time undergraduates, almost 5,000 full-time graduate students, and over 600 law students, and students from all fifty states and 139 countries.  The University conferred over 7,600 degrees last year.  The institution supports over 6,000 full- and part-time international students and over 1,400 alumni participating in post-completion (OPT) programs. Fifteen percent of full-time undergraduates and 32% of graduate students come from other countries.  Approximately 2,000 students, mostly undergraduates, study abroad each year.  The University also offers select professional master’s programs aligned with industry needs in Charlotte, North Carolina and Seattle, Washington.

Northeastern’s modern campus in the heart of Boston includes many state-of-the art facilities, including the largest library in the city. There are 2,532 full- and part-time faculty. Ninety-one percent of full-time undergraduate students participate in one or more cooperative education experiences by the time they graduate; last year, there were over 7,500 undergraduate and graduate co-op placements with more than 2,900 employers in 81 countries. Seeking to prepare students able to address complex societal and global challenges, the University shapes its intellectual and managerial culture through commitments to entrepreneurship, global partnership, diversity, technological innovation, urban engagement, and organizational collaboration and effectiveness—all with one overarching focus: Northeastern is a university engaged with the world.

The University consists of the following Colleges and Schools:

  • The College of Arts, Media and Design, which includes the School of Architecture and the School of Journalism, and which offers the BA, BFA, BLA, BS, MS, MFA, M.Arch, and MA degrees;
  • The D’Amore-McKim School of Business, which includes the School of Technological Entrepreneurship, and which offers the BSBA, BSIB, MBA, and MS degrees;
  • The College of Computer and Information Science, which offers BA, BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees; 
  • The College of Engineering, which offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees;
  • The Bouvé College of Health Sciences, which includes the School of Health Professions, School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy, and which offers BS, BSN, MS, MPH, DPT, DNP, Au.D., Pharm.D. and Ph.D. degrees;  
  • The College of Professional Studies, which includes the School of Education, the Lowell Institute School (engineering technology), the English Language Center, and the World Languages Center, and which offers AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MPS, M.Ed., Ed.D., and DLP degrees; 
  • The College of Science, which offers BA, BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees;
  • The College of Social Sciences and Humanities, which includes the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and the Department of Law and Public Policy, and which offers BS, BA, MS, MA, MPA, and Ph.D. degrees; and
  • The School of Law, which offer the JD and LLM degree.

Among the University’s many research centers and institutes, which typically offer students unusual opportunities to engage with faculty in significant research, are the following:

  • Advanced Scientific Computation Center
  • Affective Science Institute
  • Antimicrobial Discovery Center
  • Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis
  • Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict
  • Center for Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats
  • Center for Complex Network Research
  • Center for Drug Discovery
  • Center for Emerging Markets
  • Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research
  • Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing
  • Center for Communications and Digital Signal Processing
  • Center for Family Business
  • Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits
  • Center for Labor Market Studies
  • Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine
  • Center for Translational Cancer Nanomedicine
  • Center for Translational NeuroImaging
  • Center for Urban Environmental Studies
  • Center for Work and Learning
  • Domestic Violence Institute
  • Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
  • Electronic Materials Research Institute
  • Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems
  • Institute for Complex Scientific Software
  • Institute for Global Innovation Management
  • Institute for Information Assurance
  • Institute for Security and Public Policy in Criminal Justice
  • Institute on Race and Justice
  • Institute on Urban Health Research
  • Marine Science Center
  • National Education and Research Center for Outcomes Assessment in Healthcare
  • New England Healthcare Systems Engineering Partnership
  • New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute
  • Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology
  • Public Health Advocacy Institute
  • Sport in Society (previously the Center for the Study of Sport in Society)
  • STEM Education Center

As one measure of the University’s extraordinary progress and the recognition achieved, undergraduate applications increased from 30,000 for the Fall 2007 entering freshman class to over 47,000 for Fall 2013, the largest number of applications at any private university in the country. SAT scores from 2006 to 2012 rose from 1230 to 1360; the percentage of entering freshmen ranking in the top 10% of their high school classes increased from 38% to 63%; and acceptance rates declined from 45% to 32%.

The University in 2012 enrolled 111 National Merit and National Achievement Finalists, compared with three in 2006; for the incoming class, students of color increased by 23%; the percentage of students from outside New England and the Mid-Atlantic states increased by 105%; and the representation of international students increased by a truly extraordinary 352%.

A selection of the University’s many recent rankings includes:

A selection of the University’s many recent rankings includes:

  • 1st for Best Co-ops/Internships (US News and World Report, 2003, the only time this characteristic was ranked); Now an unranked, alphabetical list, Northeastern has been included on the list of Best Internships/Co-ops every year for the last ten years.
  • 1st for Best Internships/Career Services (Princeton Review) (2009, 2011, and 2013);
  • 2nd among Up-and-Coming National Universities (US News and World Report, 2010 ed. and 2011 ed.);  
  • 4th regarding the number of graduates who are current CEOs of Massachusetts companies (after Harvard, MIT, and Boston College, Boston Business Journal Book of Lists, 2010);
  • One of 25 “Cutting-Edge Schools” (Kaplan Publishing “You Are Here” college guide, 2008);
  • 12th in Graduate Programs in Criminology (US News and World Report, 2010 ed.);
  • 12th among Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Programs (Princeton Review, 2011);
  • 13th among Best Graduate Schools for Computer Science and Programming Languages  (US News and World Report, 2009 ed);
  • 13th among Great College Towns (Princeton Review, 2011);
  • 14th in Architecture (Key Institute, 2009);
  • 19th among Most Desirable Large Schools (Newsweek, 2011);
  • 39th in Pharmacy (US News and World Report, 2013 ed.);
  • 44th in Guidance Counselor Rankings of Top National Universities (US News and World Report, 2013 ed.); and

In addition,

  • The College of Computer and Information Science was named one of the Top 10 Innovative IT Schools To Watch (Computerworld, 2008);
  • Undergraduate programs in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business were ranked 1st in internships (Business Week, 2007); 4th in entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur and Princeton Review, 2009); 13th in international business (US News and World Report, 2013 ed.); and 25th in the nation overall (Business Week, 2013).  In addition, Northeastern business students have won 10 of the last 13 Business School Beanpot case competitions;
  • D’Amore-McKim also ranks 56th among Best Business Graduate Schools (US News and World Report, 2013 ed.); 51st among Full-Time MBA Programs at Top Tier Business Schools (Business Week, 2012); among the Top 50 Executive MBA Programs (Financial Times); 1st among High Technology MBA Programs (ComputerWorld); and 86th among Global MBA programs (Financial Times, 2012).
  • The School of Law was ranked 1st in public interest law (American Bar Association, National Jurist, and Prelaw Magazine).

 

Among other distinguishing features of a Northeastern University education are the Honors Program, which offers a living-learning community at the institution’s International Village; the Senior Capstone project, which integrates academic coursework with experiential learning through cooperative education, research, study abroad, and service; and an extraordinary range of opportunities for international experience available through study abroad, international co-op, and international service learning.

The University’s intellectual and managerial culture has been profoundly influenced by the leadership of its seventh president, Dr. Joseph A. Aoun, who came to Northeastern in 2006.  President Aoun has advanced a vision for strengthening the University’s leadership in experiential and cooperative education; for promoting global programs, particularly those incorporating an urban perspective; for fostering a research environment in which faculty uncover solutions to real world, global problems; and for building partnerships with academic institutions, corporations, and many other kinds of entities around the world.  The President has also revitalized Northeastern’s managerial culture, emphasizing strategic collaboration and effectiveness, and promoting experimentation, entrepreneurship, and creativity.

Some recent developments during the Aoun presidency include the following:

  • At a time of retrenchment at many universities, Northeastern instead has recruited 333 new tenured and tenure-track faculty since 2006, including 72 new faculty for 2012-2013 alone; many of these faculty enjoy joint appointments, furthering the institution’s leadership in interdisciplinary and translational research;
  • Research awards have increased annually since 2006, from $48.7 million to $104.8 million, or by 115%, with 93 awards of $1 million or more over this period;
  • There has been a 130% increase in the number of countries, now at 92, in which the University provides experiential learning opportunities; a 235% increase in global cooperative education placements; and a 269% increase in the number of employers providing global co-op opportunities to students;
  • External support from alumni and other sources has increased markedly since 2006, with a 550% increase in the number of gifts of $1 million or more, a 114% increase in annual fundraising, which totaled a record $81.5 million in 2011-2012, and 41% and 58% increases respectively in the numbers of individual and parent donors.

Northeastern regards the knowledge economy, driven by globalization, as a defining feature of the contemporary world, and hence it strives to enhance University-wide global awareness, to create a campus-wide international culture, and to fashion innovative opportunities for faculty and students to study, work, and conduct research abroad.  Northeastern’s pervasive, institution-wide commitment to globalization in all its aspects is apparent in the institution’s most important strategy documents, i.e., its multi-year Academic Plan and its Long Range Plan.  Faculty, administrators, and trustees are united in this pursuit, and new plans and programs are conceived and evaluated in terms of their impact on the University’s globalization agenda.

The institution’s progress thus far in internationalization is impressive.  The Presidential Global Scholars Program has doubled the number of students participating in global cooperative education.  The University has just integrated its International Student and Scholars Institute and its International Recruitment office under a new Deanship.  The English Language Center has grown to serve approximately 3,300 students, faculty, and staff each year through different ESL and English for Special Purposes programs.  The World Languages Center has recently added 25 new full-time faculty, and now offers instruction in sixteen languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Swahili, Korean, Hindi, and Farsi.  The University recently opened International Village, a LEED-certified signature building that integrates residential space for over 1,000 students with a number of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs offices.  Further campus master planning is conducted with a steady eye on advancing the University’s international goals.  Moreover, the University is distinctive in having received both the 2010 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization and the 2011 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in Study Abroad for its Dialogue of Civilizations program.

Northeastern’s underlying vision for study abroad is that these experiences offer students opportunities for cultural immersion and a depth of understanding that goes beyond mere academic tourism.

According to Open Doors (2012), Northeastern is ranked among the top 25 institutions nationally for sending students on study abroad. The Office of International Study Programs reports to Dr. Bruce Ronkin, the University’s Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.  Northeastern offers two main kinds of study abroad programs.  “Traditional” offerings, generally open to students in any major, provide for study at one of more than 150 University-approved institutions and programs around the world for a full semester during the academic year, or a half-semester in the summer.  Students usually take courses along with the students of the host institution and in the language of the country concerned, though in some cases, a foreign university may offer instruction in English.  In addition to regular course work, some traditional study abroad programs include competitive opportunities for students to intern with a member of parliament in the country concerned.

The second kind of program, the Heiskell award-winning “Dialogue of Civilizations,” offers the opportunity for interaction between students and members of local communities around the world. The goal of each program is to connect students with their peers in different national, cultural, political, and social environments, and provide them with global experiences that build upon and enhance their academic studies and training.  Most of these offerings have specific themes (language immersion, politics, economics, environmental studies, conflict negotiation, globalization, communication, service learning, community activism, development studies, etc.). Dialogue programs also involve lectures, site visits, and cultural events. The locations of these faculty-led programs may change from year to year, but the options are always wide-ranging.

Although not managed by the Office of International Study Programs, Northeastern also offers a program called “NUin,” offered to a select group of first-year students who spend their first semester studying abroad. In 2012, 435 students enrolled in the NUin program in destinations such as England, Ireland, Greece, Australia, and Costa Rica.

The Office of International Study Programs (OISP) also manages international internships, and serves as a resource to the various Colleges regarding international volunteer and international service learning opportunities. The office supports and facilitates volunteer and service learning, with the respective Colleges maintaining formal management responsibility. The Office of International Study Programs currently consists of the following personnel:

  • Vasiliki Mavroudhis, the Associate Director for Advising and Program Administration, currently serves as Interim Director while the University is conducting a search to make a permanent appointment.  Vasiliki manages more than 150 study abroad programs in sixty countries in eighty cities, and supervises the study abroad advising team.  Vasiliki previously worked at Eduventures in Boston, at the Brandeis School of International Business, and in Northeastern’s Cooperative Education office.  She earned her BA from Brandeis University and her MS in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern, where she is currently an Ed.D. candidate in Higher Education Administration.  Vasiliki also earned a certificate from Arizona State University in its Australian Student Affairs Study Program. 
  • Maureen Underhill, the Associate Director of Finance and Operations, is responsible for the office’s financial planning, management, control, and purchasing.  She manages the annual budget, conducts data analysis, and prepares financial forecasts.  Maureen supervises the office’s Budget Coordinator and a staff of student assistants.  Maureen has a background in public accounting and previously held other financial positions at the University, including in the Law School and Information Services Department.  She earned a BA in English at UMass Amherst, a certificate in Accounting from Bentley University, and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern.
  • Colleen Boyle, Study Abroad Coordinator, advises students on all aspects of study abroad, with special responsibility for North, South, and Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.  She co-manages study abroad events, such as fairs and orientation, and conducts site visits abroad. Colleen also manages the incoming exchange program and works closely with staff and faculty across departments to effectively facilitate the incoming exchange student process.  In addition, Colleen collaborates with faculty to develop customized programs to meet the curricular needs of students.  Colleen previously advised study abroad students at the University of Texas, Austin, and served as a graduate intern at Bentley University’s education abroad office.  She holds a BA from Providence College and an MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.
  • Laura Carfang, Study Abroad Coordinator, shares the office’s comprehensive study abroad advising, program management, and student outreach responsibilities.  She works to strengthen department collaboration in the development of customized and faculty-led programs, and also promotes student participation through fairs, workshops, and classroom presentations.  Laura advises students regarding Austria, Belgium, China, the Czech Republic, England, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and Wales.  Laura earned a BA in Fine Arts from Loyola University Chicago, an MA in Italian at Middlebury, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. degree at Northeastern.  She previously worked for the Italian American Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago, and in study abroad at Saint John’s International University in Concord, NH and Torino, Italy.
  • Daisy Biddle, Study Abroad Coordinator, has been appointed on a temporary basis to assume some of the duties previously performed by Vasiliki Mavroudhis prior to her becoming Interim Director. Daisy earned a BS in Business Administration at Northeastern, studying abroad in France, England, and Ireland.  She also earned an MA in International Relations from the Hult International Business School in London.  Daisy previously worked in student development at Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville, in Grantham, England. Daisy advises students regarding Australia, Egypt, France, the Global Engineering Education Exchange program, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Scotland, Serbia, and Tunisia.
  • Kelly Lyons, Budget Coordinator, was recently promoted to that role, having previously served as the office’s administrative assistant for finance and operations.  Her financial responsibilities include the payment of invoices, budgetary matters, and the reconciliation of financial transactions, and she spends considerable time assisting faculty with budget preparation, travel arrangements, the hiring of teaching assistants and part-time faculty, and the administration of contracts.  Kelly previously planned and led study abroad programs for American University students in London, managing all aspects of AU’s London program, and served as the University’s resident director for its summer school at Richmond.  Kelly earned a BA in History and Theatre Studies at Liverpool University, and is completing an MS degree in Global Studies and International Affairs at Northeastern.
  • Liz McClanahan, Administrative Assistant, is a 2012 summa cum laude International Affairs and Anthropology graduate of Northeastern. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Buenos Aires and Dublin and participated in two co-ops: in the first, with the International Institute of Boston, she assisted refugees with resettling in the U.S.; the second, with Northeastern’s Office of International Study Programs, led to her current position.  Liz handles student initial intake, manages appointments and email traffic, addresses course equivalency and transfer issues, and updates the office’s web site.  She also helps in preparing electronic brochures, managing the student Ambassadors program, and myriad other projects.

The office recently proposed adding another Coordinator/Advisor position on a permanent basis and another Finance/Operations specialist.  The staff of the International Study Programs office is eager to support a new Director who is a career study abroad professional, who will thrive in Northeastern’s fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, who will lead study abroad to new levels of excellence, and who will take an active interest in the professional development of the staff.  The ISP staff is particularly interested in a leader who will advocate passionately for study abroad throughout the campus, communicate in a careful and transparent manner, and promote a culture of shared knowledge and support in the office.  All of the staff appreciate that a new Director may decide to realign some responsibilities in the office, to a greater or lesser degree, and all are prepared to support new directions.  Among the notable features of ISP are the strong working relationships among the advising staff and the unusually expert financial and operations team.  Everyone in the office is deeply committed to the central importance of international study in undergraduate education, and to supporting a new Director in his or her exercise of the highest standards of professionalism and leadership.

International study is already a very successful operation at Northeastern, as witnessed by the high rate of participation, the quality of the study abroad staff, and the national recognition awarded to the Dialogue of Civilizations program.  One challenge for a new Director will be to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the current situation and to provide leadership in developing an institution-wide study abroad plan for the future.  Vice Provost Ronkin desires to integrate study abroad even more fully into the undergraduate education experience, and to strengthen ties between study abroad and Northeastern’s signature co-operative education program.  Northeastern desires to provide the opportunity for one or more international experiences for every undergraduate student, and hence careful thought needs to be given to the expanding role of study abroad in this ambitious aspiration.  Study abroad also needs to contribute to and support Northeastern’s larger globalization strategies, as presented in the University’s Long Range Plan and its Academic Plan, and so strategic planning for study abroad’s future needs to be informed by a view of the long-term ambitions of the University as a whole.  The new Director will be expected to become a contributing voice in the evolution of institution-wide global strategy.

Other issues a new Director will need to consider will likely include improving study abroad participation in Colleges and Departments that are less active; assessing the institution’s balance among Traditional and Dialogue programs, and among exchange and third party provider offerings.  Also, while study abroad is mostly an undergraduate undertaking at Northeastern, some graduate activity does take place, e.g., in the School of Architecture, and a somewhat larger emphasis on graduate study abroad might develop in some Colleges and Departments in the future.

The new Director will also need to engage the University’s Deans and Department Chairs as a true peer.  While historically much of the innovation and entrepreneurship that has characterized study abroad at Northeastern has arisen from the International Study Programs Office itself, a new Director will need to foster a collaborative environment in which academic leaders take greater initiative in the development of new programs.  At the same time, the new Director will need to function as the University’s leading expert and advocate in study abroad matters: he or she will need to provide comprehensive intellectual, administrative, and financial leadership, and to manage the Office of International Study Programs in a highly effective way, even while inspiring others on campus to become more involved.

The “management” dimensions of the Director’s job are considerable.  Managing two thousand study abroad placements per year is a major undertaking.  Moreover, the Dialogue program is particularly complex, as new options are added every semester, with not fewer than eighteen different start dates.  Also, as would be true on any campus, managing exchange programs is time-consuming.  It is also imperative that the new Director be committed to the ongoing professional developing of the Office’s talented staff.

The University has made some efforts to raise external funds for study abroad, but the institution recognizes that more can and should be done in this regard.  The new Director may have the opportunity to work with the University’s Advancement Office for this purpose.

In addition to building on a record of broad-based and well-recognized success in study abroad, the new Director will inherit several significant advantages as he or she looks to the future.  One is the University’s unmistakable, broad-based commitment to international education in all of its dimensions.  Another is the remarkable record of comprehensive progress that has made Northeastern one of the most exciting and rewarding universities in the nation at which to study, teach, and work.  A third is the outstanding talent and dedication of the study abroad staff.  Yet another is the unusually collaborative and collegial environment that characterizes the institution as a whole.  The new Director will find welcoming and supporting colleagues throughout the University’s academic organization, ranging from Deans and Department Chairs to other administrators whose work is also critical to study abroad’s success.  For example, the new Director will have the opportunity to work closely with Ms. Nina LeDoyt, the University’s Senior Associate Registrar, who has particular responsibility for supporting study abroad; with Ms. Ketty Rosenfeld, the Director of International Co-operative Education, who is eager to build additional bridges between co-op and other kinds of international experience; and with Dr. Jonna Iacono, the Director of the Fellowships office, which assists Northeastern students in competing for Gilman, Mitchell, Critical Languages, DAAD, Freeman, Fulbright, Gates, Marshall, Rhodes, and other distinguished international opportunities.

Northeastern University seeks to appoint a true national leader in study abroad who has a proven track record of accomplishment in developing and managing education abroad programs in comparably complex environments.  The person appointed should be knowledgeable about best practices and current issues in study abroad and actively involved in the profession.  The University will consider applicants from higher education institutions, international education organizations, and study abroad providers.  The individual appointed will also need to be a strong match for Northeastern’s fast-paced, entrepreneurial, innovative, and highly collaborative environment.

The University believes that at least eight years of proven experience at an academic institution or organization of comparable breadth aand complexity, whether public or private, is required to address the responsibilities of the Director’s position.  Candidates will be considered who have spent part of their careers in aspects of international education other than study abroad, but such experience should supplement a clear track record of education abroad leadership, rather than substitute for it.  Candidates should also be capable of managing and leading a strong staff, and should understand the finances of education abroad operations.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate a career history of successful relationships with faculty, deans, and other administrators.  A primary focus on the well-being and personal and intellectual development of students is essential.

A masters degree is required and a doctoral degree is preferred.  Substantial experience living and working abroad is necessary, and fluency in at least one language in addition to English highly desirable.  While appropriately qualified candidates may be afforded opportunities to teach on occasion in their discipline, this is a full-time administrative appointment, and not a tenure-track faculty appointment. Compensation is highly competitive and the University’s benefits package is generous.  The University is also willing to consider a spousal or domestic partner appointment for someone suitably qualified, or to facilitate a spouse’s or partner’s search for employment elsewhere in the greater Boston area.

Boston is one of the nation’s most international cities, and a global center of higher education, medicine, finance, technology, and culture.  Boston is also very near such diverse and interesting places as Cape Cod, the Berkshires, the Maine coast, New Hampshire, Block Island, Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, and southern Vermont.  The quality of life available in the greater Boston area is regarded as among the best in the nation.

The University is being assisted in this search by Strategic Consulting: The Wyly / Kellogg International Group, a national higher education consulting firm specializing in institutional strategy, international education,  and searches for leadership positions.

Questions and nominations can be directed to Dr. Thomas J. Wyly [tomwyly@juno.com, 617-489-2673 (office) or 617-279-3914 (cell)] or Dr. Earl D. Kellogg (earlkellogg@gmail.com, 217-621-3856 (cell). 

To apply, please submit (i) a cv/résumé, (ii) a cover letter relating the applicant’s experience to the responsibilities involved, (iii) current salary and compensation expectations, and (iv) the names of at least three references to both Dr. Wyly and Dr. Kellogg at the email addresses provided above, preferably by May 20, 2013.  Only electronic applications can be considered.  Referees will not be contacted without prior consultation with applicants, and candidate confidentiality will be scrupulously respected.

Additional information about the University can be found at http://www.northeastern.edu; about the University’s international initiatives at http://www.northeastern.edu/global-connections/; about the Office of International Study Programs at http://www.northeastern.edu/studyabroad/about/.  Information about Northeastern University’s human resource policies and benefits programs is available at http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/ and http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/benefits/index.html. Interested parties can also contact Tom Wyly or Earl Kellogg at the phone numbers and email addresses listed above in complete confidence.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
and is actively seeking to recruit a diverse pool of candidates