George Mason University, a large public institution located in Fairfax, Va., seeks a full-time Associate Director for the Office of Academic Integrity under the Division of University Life to provide additional leadership and support for the Honor System and Honor Code which governs the institution's academic discourse. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The mission of University Life is to engage students in educationally purposeful experiences resulting in student learning and development, academic success, and degree completion. It does so by (1) fostering self-discovery and teaching students to successfully navigate transitions throughout their Mason experience; (2) engaging our diverse, global and multicultural community to enrich the educational environment, promote mutual respect and civility, and develop global citizens; (3) empowering students to be socially conscious leaders and promoting democratic and civic engagement; (4) educating students about individual and community responsibility and holding them accountable for ethical practices, academic integrity and high standards of personal conduct; (5) promoting wellness, healthy lifestyle choices, and a culture of safety; (6) creating opportunities and communities for student involvement and engagement with peers, faculty, staff and administrators; and (7) embodying lifelong learning.
Primary responsibilities include administering the Honor System around adjudication of incidents of academic dishonesty in conjunction with the director and developing educational programs and outreach initiatives aimed at reducing incidents of academic dishonesty at Mason.
The successful candidate will develop a comprehensive outreach and educational program regarding the Honor Code and issues of academic integrity for the campus community, specifically targeting students as the recipients of these outreach efforts;
This individual will also work with the Director to develop a strategic plan for the office, ensuring equity and efficiency in the Honor System process and the services provided by the office;
The incumbent will develop a marketing strategy for the office, including information about educational programs, the Honor Committee process and services provided;
In the Director's absence, the incumbent will serve as a liaison with the Provost Office, Faculty Senate, and other institutional entities; and
The incumbent will work with the campus community to further nurture an atmosphere of integrity and a coordinated response to incidents of academic dishonesty.
The Associate Director for Academic Integrity is a mid-level position in the field of student affairs. A master's degree in higher education, college of student affairs, or a related social science field and experience in higher education is required (a minimum of three years of experience strongly desired) in addition to an understanding of student development theory and student behavior management.
Familiarity with the complexities involved in conduct case management;
Understanding of issues around Academic Integrity and student coordinated conduct boards;
Ability to recognize student crisis behavior and refer appropriately;
Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
Experience with program and event coordination;
Experience with training and educating diverse learners;
Familiarity with issues around plagiarism;
Ability to coordinate and collaborate with faculty and staff as it relates to educational initiatives;
Familiarity with both Windows and Mac operating systems;
Ability to analyze and problem-solve;
Conflict management skills; and
Data analysis and trend tracking skills.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 43891
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.