Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
University of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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Academic Director, Ricci Institute

University of San Francisco

Department: Arts & Sciences
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Summary:
The Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco invites applications for the Academic Director of the Ricci Institute, a tenure-track, open rank faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences (especially political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, and art history) with an emphasis on the study of Chinese-Western interaction and exchange (i.e. cultural, religious, intellectual encounters, trade networks) from the Ming dynasty to the contemporary period to begin in Fall 2013.

The Institute is being reorganized and is now searching for a dynamic leader with a strategic vision for moving forward.

Job Responsibilities:
In addition to teaching, 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).

Minimum Qualifications:
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), and Chinese (Mandarin) reading, speaking and writing ability. Experience in fundraising, administration at a research institute or academic department, and experience in managing staff preferred but not required.

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