Director of Multicultural Academic Services and Clinical Faculty - Open Rank

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 001092
Working Title Director of Multicultural Academic Services and Clinical Faculty - Open Rank
Classification Title 12-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty
College University College (Adm)
Department Office of Undergraduate Education
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 12
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Academic Services is to promote the academic and personal success of traditionally underserved students. The focus is on embracing diversity, social justice, cultural awareness, and academic excellence. The Office of Multicultural Academic Services, while attentive to the needs and interests of all students, has a particular mission to provide academic support, an inclusive learning environment, and opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students whether by race and ethnicity, sexual identity, or their family’s collegiate experience. A sense of community, fostered by the Office, aids in recruitment, retention and graduation from the University. The Office of Multicultural Academic Services serves as a clearinghouse for information and referrals to ensure access and long-term academic success of all students.

Multicultural Academic Services consists of a variety of distinct programs collaborating within our office and across campus to reach our objective: to promote cultural understanding and appreciation and to provide academic support services that foster the engagement, recruitment, retention, and graduation of students, especially underrepresented students, at UNC Charlotte. Services rendered include but are not limited to: academic advising, academic issues workshops, peer counseling and tutoring, faculty and curricular development, advocacy, and a network of people and resources. The Office collaborates closely with campus partners pursuing similar objectives including the Multicultural Resource Center, the Dean of Students Office, the Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office, and the Council on University Community’s Working Group.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching (including lab, studio, or production management) may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary purpose of position:

As Director, this position has complete responsibility for administrative duties including budget, personnel, and administration of programs, provision of quality services, strategic planning, and assessment. The person will be expected to assist with raising funds and teaching one course each semester.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for addressing the diversity and inclusion of the curriculum and our classrooms; cultural understanding and appreciation; and the academic success of multicultural students. The Director leads a team of professional staff who are responsible for academic support services, curricular development, grant administration, and secondary advising and student development. The work of this position directly relates to the institution’s priorities of inclusion and of ensuring academic success of all students.

Summary of position responsibilities

Oversee current and potential services, for individuals and groups, including:

• Faculty and curricular development
• Campus leadership regarding issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice
• Secondary academic advising for underserved students
• Tutoring in math, science, and engineering
• Weekly study halls
• Mentoring
• Workshops
• Monitoring of academic progress
• Support services for first generation students
• Recognition of academic achievement
• Personal, cultural, and leadership development
• Resources and referrals for students, faculty, and staff
• Academic support for undergraduate and graduate students
• Outreach to potential students

Oversee current and potential programs including:

• University Transition Opportunity Program (UTOP): a summer bridge program
• Additional summer bridge programs to be developed over the next several years
UTOP Learning Community: a freshman residential option for graduates.
• Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE): a peer mentoring program for first year students
PRODUCE: a program funded by the National Science Foundation for students interested in and majoring in science, technology, engineering and math
• Building Better Brothers: a mentoring pro to assist with academic performance and educational outcomes of African American males
• A faculty and curricular development program to be developed
• Formation of a group of faculty fellows to help guide office’s direction and lead specific initiatives

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Required: Doctorate degree with 4-7 years of administrative experience in higher education with multicultural and diverse populations; or a Master’s degree with 8-10 years of related administrative experience in higher education with multicultural and diverse populations; demonstrated strong management skills including fiscal and human resource management, policy development, strategic planning and use of new technologies; exceptional verbal and written communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with a variety of diverse audiences and constituencies; interpersonal skills and political acumen to build effective bridges and collaborative relationships; proven experience with strategic planning and assessment; and knowledge of best practices related to delivery of academic services for multicultural populations. The candidate must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of and experience with the educational and cultural needs of a diverse student body and be able to relate to diverse students, faculty, and staff: parents, alumni and community leaders.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience: Experience teaching, training, conducting community outreach, and fundraising.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1. Letter of Interest as it relates to the position description
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact information for three references. Note: References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant.


  • This is a full time administrative and teaching position; research is not expected, but accomplishments in this area will be taken into consideration during the annual evaluation process.
  • The position is open until filled, but applications must be received before 1/31/2018 to guarantee full consideration. Review of applications will begin on 2/1/2018.
  • The start-date is negotiable, in particular to allow the selected candidate to fulfill teaching and service obligations during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Salary is competitive based on experience and qualifications

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 12/08/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 01/31/2018
Proposed Hire Date 03/05/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Dr. Lisa Walker

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents