The International Relations Program at Tufts University administers the International Relations (IR) major, an interdisciplinary undergraduate education in international affairs within the framework of the Tufts liberal arts curriculum. Tufts has been a consistent innovator in the field of International Relations, beginning in 1977 when students were provided with an interdisciplinary historical, political and economic analysis of international affairs to more recently expanding to topics such as ideas and identity and global health and the environment. The IR curriculum provides extensive international understanding critical for students’ academic and professional endeavors. The IR Program staff partners with faculty and other stakeholders to ensure the rigor of the major. The Program is committed to underscoring the importance of research methodologies, foreign languages, and the development of and opportunities for independent field research which may culminate in senior honors theses and other high level research products. While the IR Program draws upon the expertise of more than 100 core faculty from 20 related departments and programs across Tufts, it promotes student leadership and participation in Program initiatives in and outside the classroom. To enhance the academic mission and strengthen the IR community, IR staff and students organize fora for the discussion of diverse viewpoints; facilitate the exchange of scholarly information; schedule alumni career events and other opportunities for on-campus and lifelong learning. The IR Program staff routinely assesses the curriculum, programming, policies and procedures to ensure growth and improvement in all facets of the Program in alignment with the University’s T10 Strategic Plan.
Provides specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review and evaluate a program within Arts & Sciences in collaboration with Program Manager and Director. Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates data management and filing systems; develops, analyzes and monitors budgets and grants and participates in development and implements marketing and advertising efforts including writing content for website and social media material. The program administrator is responsible for designing and developing events, activities and initiatives that grow and enrich the IR Program. Such activities include (but are not limited to) mentoring and leading student leadership groups such as the IR Student Advisory Board and Sigma Iota Rho. Events and initiatives include (but are not limited to) enhancing the IR Program’s visibility and recognition using web technology and various social media platforms; and collaborating with Program stakeholders to further develop research opportunities and funding for IR majors. In addition to administering daily operations of the International Relations Program, the administrator collaborates with the program director and program manager to develop new projects and evaluate and strengthen existing ones. The administrator plays a critical role in the continuous improvement of the IR Program.
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