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

job opening - 5Institution:          University of San Francisco
Location:             California, United States
Position:             Full Professor

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 2017 semester (January – May 2017). The Center is searching for a recognized leader in the field of Asia Pacific Studies (tenured or emeritus faculty) to spend part or all of a semester in residence at the University of San Francisco.

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 Center is also home to the MA in Asia Pacific Studies program.

The Chair should conduct research in line with the core regions and mission and 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).

For this search, the Center is particularly interested in applicants who could teach graduate students in the areas of human rights, migration, issues of gender, and/or other timely, relevant contemporary issues of the Asia Pacific.

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 two graduate level workshops (approximately 20 students-primarily for students in the Master in Asia Pacific Studies Program but also open to students from other universities). Each workshop will be approximately 1 1/2 hours in length. Workshops and public lecture (see below) should be linked thematically as we are considering offering a certificate for students who attend all three.
● Giving one public lecture and one guest lecture during residency
● Being a regular participant at events organized by the Center (including 2 Saturday morning events during spring semester)
● Being in residence at the Center three days per week during regular work hours to work on independent research and to interact with USF faculty, students and staff

Privileges of the Kiriyama Chair:
• A office for use 3 days a week.
• Full access to USF’s libraries and electronic resources.
• E-mail account for use during the duration of their stay at USF .

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:

Additional Requirements:
• The Kiriyama Chair is responsible for finding and making arrangements for their own housing for the duration of their stay.
• International Chairs must meet funding and health insurance requirements for the duration of their period of affiliation.
• To acknowledge the Center for Asia Pacific Studies in any publications that result from research performed while affiliated with USF . The Center appreciates copies of publications or papers completed during the Chair’s affiliation with the Center.
• All Chairs are asked to submit a short (two page maximum) final report on the outcome of their affiliation.

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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