Kiriyama Professor for Asia Pacific Studies, Center for Asia Pacific Studies

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Kiriyama Professor for Asia Pacific Studies, Center for Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies invites applications for its 2017-2018 Kiriyama Professor in Asia Pacific Studies through the Kiriyama Endowment.

The Center seeks an established scholar in the field of Asia Pacific Studies to spend one to two semesters in residence at the University of San Francisco. Applications are welcome from scholars who teach in the disciplines of history, literature, religion, sociology, political science, or anthropology.

The Kiriyama Professor for Asia Pacific Studies

This short-term visiting professor position is designed to bring a recognized leader in the field to teach and conduct research in line with 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 2017-2018, we seek candidates who are able to teach graduate students in the areas of human rights, migration, issues of gender and/or other timely, relevant contemporary issues of the Asia Pacific. Applicants are encouraged to visit the MA in Asia Pacific Studies' website to get a better idea of the program's regional focus, curriculum and program outcomes. []

We also seek candidates who are interested in becoming an engaged member of the USF community through teaching, sharing his/her research, participating in Center events and programs, and interacting with faculty and students.

Privileges of the Kiriyama Professor

  • An office for use up to 3 days/week
  • Full access to USF's libraries and electronic resources
  • E-mail account for use during the duration of his/her stay at USF
  • Access to the USF gym

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

    Job Responsibilities:

    - one course a semester or
    - 3 graduate-level workshops per semester (approximately 20 students - primarily for students in the Master in Asia Pacific Studies Program but also open to students from other universities)

    Applicants are encouraged to think of course topics that would complement the MA in Asia Pacific Studies’ curriculum, or workshops that would attract students to attend when no course credit is given

    - One public lecture during residency
    One optional guest lecture during residency
    Being a regular participant at events organized by the Center

    Being in residence at the Center 2-3 days per week during regular work hours to work on 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:

    Additional Requirements:
    • The Kiriyama Professor is responsible for finding and making arrangements for his/her own housing for the duration of their stay.
    • International candidates 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.
    • Submit a short (two page maximum) final report on their affiliation.

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

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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/10/2017
    Application Due: 4/10/2017
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