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Program Officer, Balsillie School at the University of Waterloo

Department: Centre for Global Governance Research Effective Date: August, 2008
Grade:

USG 9

35hr/wk

Reports to: Director of Global Governance Programs

General Accountability

Reporting to the Director of Global Governance Programs at the University of Waterloo, the Program Officer supports and promotes the Global Governance Graduate Programs in the Balsillie School. The incumbent represents the University of Waterloo and Global Governance Programs nationally and internationally through responsibility for programming, , student recruitment, and liaison with other administrative units at the University, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and the relevant academic units at Wilfrid Laurier University. S/he oversees the daily activities of a half-time staff member, authorizes expenditures on the program budget, and performs other functions as required to support and promote the teaching, learning and research missions of the Global Governance Graduate programs.

Nature and Scope

The Balsillie School of International Affairs is a collaborative initiative of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University with the support and involvement of the Centre for International Governance Innovation. The School was established as the result of a $100M initiative announced in July 2007. The Balsillie School has over 60 affiliated faculty teaching in the three programs including the PhD in Global Governance (joint UW/Laurier), the MA in Global Governance (UW) and the Masters in International Public Policy (WLU). The PhD Program in Global Governance (jointly administered by Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo) draws on a variety of disciplines, including economics, politics, history, environmental studies, geography, global studies and business and is the only PhD Program in Canada with a specific interdisciplinary focus on issues and problems of global governance. The MA program in Global Governance at the University of Waterloo draws on a variety of disciplines, including economics, politics, history, and environmental studies and is the only MA program in Canada with a specific interdisciplinary focus on issues and problems of global governance.   

The multi-disciplinary graduate programs in Global Governance accepted the first MA and PhD students in Fall 2007. The Master’s program in Global Governance combines 29 faculty members from three Arts departments (Political Science, Economics and History), and three faculty members from the Faculty of Environmental Studies. The doctoral program combines 32 UW and 26 WLU faculty members. On average, approximately 20 new graduate students are accepted annually into the Global Governance graduate programs: 16 master’s and 4 doctoral students.

The position will reside in the Centre for Global Governance Research, which is closely linked with the Global Governance graduate programs and acts as a locus for drawing together the multiple departments/faculties that participate in the Global Governance graduate programs.

Statistical Data

Student Enrolment

-Ph.D.

-annual intake: 8 students (4 UW, 4 WLU)

              -maximum program size: 32 students (16 UW, 16 WLU)

              -steady state anticipated by 2010/11

-MA

              -annual intake: 16 students

              -size at steady state: 32 students

 

Participating Administrative Units

Ph.D. (Joint UW/WLU)

UW – Political Science, History, Economics, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Centre for Global Governance Research

WLU – Political Science, Economics, History, Global Studies, School of Business & Economics

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Centre for Global Governance Research (UW)


MA (UW)

Faculty of Arts -- Political Science, History, Economics

Faculty of Environmental Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Centre for Global Governance Research (UW)

 

Budget

Program Budget: $28,000 per year (for next five years)

Student Financial Support Budget: $650,000 (2008/09)

Student Recruitment Budget: $30,000 (2009/20)

The Program Officer has discretionary spending authority on each of these budgets.

Specific Accountabilities

Working Conditions