KCJS Resident Director
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) seeks candidates for the position of Resident Director of its study-abroad center based on the campus of Doshisha University in Kyoto. Established in 1989, the KCJS is a consortium of thirteen universities, administered by Columbia, that offers academic year and summer programs.
Working closely with the KCJS Board of Delegates, Columbia University, and Doshisha University, the Resident Director is responsible for the continued development and oversight of the academic programs, student affairs, and administrative and financial management. The Resident Director supervises a full-time administrative staff that assists in all areas of program management in addition to a team of Japanese language instructors. The Resident Director also teaches one class per semester.
This position begins on August 1, 2021 or a mutually agreeable date and is hired locally in Japan.
Job requirements include:
- Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent experience with advanced degree
- Have undergraduate teaching experience; ideally with American students similar to those from the KCJS member institutions
- Relevant administrative experience such as program management, student affairs, marketing and outreach, assessment and planning, and budgetary oversight
- Experience with overseas study preferred
- Demonstrated ability to supervise staff/faculty and lead a team effectively
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of constituents including Japanese staff and faculty, U.S. based board members, faculty, parents, and others
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to problem solve
- Capacity to represent the KCJS in Japan and overseas in the U.S. or internationally
- Language fluency in English and Japanese
- Strong understanding of Japanese culture and business practices
- Ability to undertake international travel as required
- Legally authorized to work in Japan or ability to secure a work visa
All applicants must apply at Columbia's secure online portal:
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, list of courses taught and recent course evaluations from the past two semesters.
Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2021. The search will remain open until it is filled.
Fay Ju, email@example.com
Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement
|Primary Category:||Japanese History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Asian History / Studies