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

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 Spring 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 the spring 2018 semester 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.
For Spring 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.

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.

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

    Funding will be provided for a 3-6-month stay at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies. The salary, in the form of a sabbatical supplement, will be graded, depending on the applicant's academic status:
    Approximately $4500-5500/month for Associate Professors
    Approximately $5700-$6500/month for Full Professors
    The successful candidate will also receive a signing bonus to help offset the costs of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities for the position include:

    - Teaching
    • one course or
    • a 3-part graduate-level workshop (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 a workshop series that would attract students to attend when no course credit is given

    - Research
    • 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.

    Additional Requirements
    • The Kiriyama Professor is responsible for finding and making arrangements for his/her 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.

    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. Faculty at the level of associate or full professor are welcome to apply.

    Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    For information on how to apply, please visit 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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