Director of Graduate Programs

first_imgJob DescriptionApplications are invited for the position of Director of GraduatePrograms in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech.This position is responsible for leading the Graduate StudentServices office of the department, which currently includes 2.5staff positions. Key responsibilities of this position includeproviding administrative leadership for graduate studentrecruiting, admissions, and immigration; internal and externalcommunication and marketing (working with department and collegecommunicators); student engagement and student life; career andprofessional development; and graduate program event planning. Inaddition, the successful candidate will support and collaboratewith the Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies (to whomthis position reports) on strategic and policy aspects of thegraduate program, including diversity and inclusion; studentfunding; curriculum development; data collection, analysis, andreporting; assessment; academic advising; and course enrollmentmanagement. The Computer Science Department is one of the largerprograms in the College of Engineering and is experiencingsignificant growth both in Blacksburg and in the Washington, DCmetropolitan area. The department offers PhD, MS, and MEng degrees,and currently enrolls well over 300 graduate students.Required Qualifications• Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with relevantexperience• Strong communication and personal skills• Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, includingstudents, faculty, and staff.• Experience with typical administrative software tools includingelectronic file sharing, word processing, and spreadsheets.Preferred Qualifications• Master’s degree in computer science or another science orengineering discipline; or a Master’s degree in higher education,academic advising or related field.• Professional experience in higher education• Professional experience as a supervisor• Experience working with international students• Experience with university student records systemsAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview Date11/2/2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: October 6, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

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Random drug-testing bill set to be voted down by Government parties

first_imgNZ Herald 6 September 2018Government parties are set to vote down a bill that would introduce a random drugs test for drivers, prompting a call by the Automobile Association to come up with an urgent alternative to address a growing problem.“The AA has been calling for action on drugged driving since 2011,” said motoring affairs general manager Mike Noon, “and we urge the Government to announce its plan of action as quickly as possible.”Parliament began debating the Land Transport (Random Oral Fluid Testing) Amendment Bill last night which would allow the police to flag down any rider or rider for a saliva test for the presence of THC (cannabis), ecstasy or methamphetamine.But when the vote is held on September 19, Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First will vote it down.Family First has added its voice of support for roadside drug-testing of drivers, and called on the Government to change its mind and support the member’s bill.“We should take every measure possible to protect families and to reduce the road toll,” said national director Bob McCoskrie.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12120432&ref=twitterlast_img read more

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Robbie Keane’s brace helps Republic of Ireland to comfortable win over Gibraltar

first_img Press Association The victory, coupled with Scotland’s 1-0 defeat by the Georgians in Tbilisi earlier in the day, saw Ireland leapfrog Gordon Strachan’s side in the table and rekindled their hopes of clinching a play-off spot for next summer’s finals in France. It was Gibraltar’s seventh successive defeat in the group and they have now conceded 38 goals in total. Despite the manager spending much of the week insisting there was no room for complacency, most who turned up at the Estadio Algarve were expecting, if not a repeat of the 7-0 drubbing his side handed out to the Gibraltarians in Dublin last October, then at least a comfortable victory. In the event, his assertion that the group’s whipping boys had improved considerably in the meantime proved correct as they provided stubborn resistance, aided by some good fortune and a lack of suitable service to Keane with both Wes Hoolahan and Jeff Hendrick misplacing a series of passes, to frustrate the Republic during the early stages. Indeed, they came within two minutes of their longest competitive shut-out, the 28 minutes they managed against Germany in June, before Ireland finally broke the deadlock. Keeper Jordan Perez had already clawed a sixth-minute Robbie Brady free-kick out of his top corner when central defender Ciaran Clark headed against the crossbar with the Gibraltarians very much on the back foot. But after Jon Walters had seen a 12th-minute diving header correctly ruled out for offside, Jeff Wood’s men grew in confidence and with strikers Lee Casciaro, the scorer of the nation’s only competitive goal to date, and John Paul Duarte pressing the ball, there were several uncomfortable, if not critical, moments for the Irish defence. However, Christie came to the rescue when he drilled a low shot across Perez with the outside of his right-foot and saw the ball squeeze inside the far post, and it would have been 2-0 with 28 minutes gone had the keeper not acrobatically turned Walters’ dipping effort from distance over the bar. The 35-year-old struck twice inside three second-half minutes to extended the first-half lead Derby full-back Cyrus Christie had given his side with his first goal for his country on his competitive debut and in the process, to kill off any hope of a shock. Keane, who plundered a 13-minute hat-trick against the same opposition in October’s 7-0 win in Dublin, did not get the opportunity to repeat the feat when he was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining as O’Neill cast an eye towards Monday night’s clash with Georgia at the Aviva Stadium, and it was his replacement Shane Long who completed a 4-0 win in Faro. Robbie Keane took his international goals tally to 67 with a double to kill off battling Gibraltar on a night when the Republic of Ireland’s hopes of Euro 2016 qualification received a significant boost. But far from wilting, Gibraltar came back at the Republic and keeper Shay Given, winning his 131st senior cap, had to produce two diving saves to keep out long-range efforts from midfielder Liam Walker as the half drew to a close. Ireland returned knowing there was work still to be done, but they turned the screw in devastating fashion inside the opening six minutes of the half as Keane ensured there would be no shock on the Algarve. He was on hand to tap gleefully into an empty net when defender Jean Carlos Garcia could only turn Walters’ driven 49th-minute cross against his own post and Perez was unable to prevent the ball squirming underneath him and into the arch predator’s path. Keane was taxed little further two minutes later when, after Hoolahan had been tripped by Walker as he stepped inside him, Croatian referee Marijo Strahonja pointed to the spot and the striker converted with customary aplomb. The game was won, but there was still time for Long to help himself to a goal when he powered home a header from Jeff Hendrick’s inviting cross to wrap up the win with 10 minutes remaining. last_img read more

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