University of San Francisco, Center for the Pacific Rim
Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco invites applications for the Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, a tenure-track, open rank faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences with an emphasis on the study of Chinese-Western interaction and exchange (i.e. cultural, religious, intellectual encounters, trade networks, and Christianity and the Jesuits in China) from the 15th to early 20th century.
The Academic Director’s responsibilities include: envisioning research projects/proposals for the Institute; approving and overseeing the research and other activities of the Institute in consultation with Executive Director; enhancing the Ricci Institute’s archival development and library collection; expanding and promoting research on topics of Chinese-Western cultural exchange that broadens the Institute’s community of scholars; leading the work of the Institute’s professional staff and post-doctoral fellows; proposing and monitoring the Institute’s annual budget; assisting the Executive Director in development/fundraising efforts; and publishing academic papers and books on Chinese-Western cultural exchange and/or encounters. Teaching responsibilities include: two courses per year (ideally one undergraduate and one graduate course).
Qualifications include: a PhD in relevant field with excellent record of teaching and publication, demonstrated intellectual and administrative leadership, ability and willingness to promote the Ricci Institute’s scholarly links with both domestic and global academic communities (some travel to China required), research interests that correspond to the Institute’s mission, and fluency in Chinese (Mandarin and ideally Classical). Experience in fundraising, administration at a research institute or academic department, and experience in leading staff preferred but not required.
Applicants should apply online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. Please submit the following documents electronically in PDF format:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Statement of future research plans for the Ricci Institute
Any inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier.
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit www.usfca.edu.
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Prof. Melissa Dale
|Primary Category:||Chinese History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Asian History / Studies
East Asian History / Studies