Job Opening: Kiriyama Professor for Asia Pacific Studies, visiting position, University of San Francisco

job opening - 5Institution:       University of San Francisco
Location:          California, United States
Position:           Kiriyama Professor for Asia Pacific Studies, Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Job Summary:

The Center for Asia Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco invites applications for The Kiriyama Professor for Asia Pacific Studies, a short-term visiting faculty appointment ranging from three to six months in the field of Asia Pacific Studies during the spring 2016 semester (January – May 2016). The Center facilitates research and teaching on Greater China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and India through public programs, academic conferences and symposia, and its peer reviewed journal.

The holder of the Chair should be a recognized leader in their field, who is not presently nor was previously on faculty at the University of San Francisco. The Chair should conduct research in line with the mission of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies (intercultural/cross cultural or transnational issues and/or research that pays attention to the contribution that religious, ethical, and cultural understanding can make to bridging cultures). While applications will be accepted from scholars focusing on the above areas, for spring 2016, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications from a recognized leader in the field of Environmental Studies in the Asia Pacific region to spend part or all of the spring semester in residence at the University of San Francisco.

Payment will be in the form of a sabbatical supplement commensurate with experience and corresponding to the length of the appointment.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for the position include:
• Teaching: leading a 3 part graduate workshop with on issues important for our understanding of the environment in the Asia Pacific today (1st two workshops will be for graduate students only, 3rd workshop will be for graduate students and the general public)
• Guest Lecture: deliver one guest lecture during residency
• Being a regular participant at events organized by the Center
• Being in residence at the Center three days per week during regular work hours to work on his/her independent research and to interact with USF faculty, students and staff

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in relevant field with excellent record of teaching and publication, ability and willingness during appointment to promote the Center for Asia Pacific Studies with his/her connections among both domestic and global academic communities, and research interests that correspond to the Center’s mission.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

EEO Policy

The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

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