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Boston University GRADUATE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, College of Arts & Sciences, Anthropology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

GRADUATE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, College of Arts & Sciences, Anthropology 



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The Department of Anthropology at Boston University fosters a vibrant intellectual community through a wide variety of professional development programs, seminar and lecture series, innovative courses, and research opportunities. As a department, we seek to teach, research, and write in ways that support the creation of strong, multiply diverse communities in our department, the university, the wider Boston area, and beyond. The department typically has around 60 graduate students between our two degree programs: the Ph.D. in Anthropology (with three distinct tracks in Sociocultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology) and the Master of Arts in Public Anthropology (MAPA).

The Graduate Program Administrator will provide primary management, communication, and administration for the graduate programs in the Anthropology Department, while working closely with the Director of Graduate Studies, Department Administrator, and Faculty Committees.

  • Facilitate the admissions process

  • Track student progress toward degree completion

  • Process graduate student payroll and financial aid awards timely and accurately

  • Develop and implement alumni outreach initiatives

  • Organize graduate student professionalization workshops and coordinate the graduate seminar series

  • Maintain graduate student webpages.

    The Department of Anthropology provides students the skills to navigate a rapidly changing world, marked by globalization and political turmoil. Faculty engage in teaching and research that addresses these global transformations and creates bridges between different worldviews, stressing the importance of human diversity and of transnational connections. The Graduate Program Administrator will strive toward continuous improvement of departmental processes in order to provide excellent support for our graduate student population and support our commitment to ensuring the Anthropology Department maintains an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment where everyone can thrive.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred.

  • 1-3 years' relevant experience required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.