H-ASIA, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago

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University of Chicago, Center for East Asian Studies

Associate Director, East Asian Studies, Center for

Institution Type:    College / University
Location:    Illinois, United States
Position:    Administrator

Centrally located on the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) through its three Committees (Committee on Chinese Studies, Committee on Japanese Studies, Committee on Korean Studies) supports the broad research interests and activities of East Asia faculty at the University of Chicago. Providing financial and administrative support for faculty as well as for graduate and undergraduate programs, CEAS reflects the University’s strengths and ambitions in innovative engagement with the East Asia region across many disciplines. In addition, CEAS promotes initiatives to enhance knowledge of the cultures and societies of China, Japan, and Korea in the wider East Asian studies community beyond the University and among the general public. To this end CEAS sponsors conferences, workshops, public lectures, film series, cultural events, and other programs that make East Asia scholarship more broadly accessible and engage diverse publics.

Reporting to the Director of CEAS, the Associate Director oversees all administrative and financial functions as well as the development of a strategic operational plan to support the intellectual direction and programming determined by the Director and the three Committees. In consultation with the Director the Associate Director identifies funding opportunities, prepares grant proposals, and manages grants received, and supervises staff.

The Associate Director:

  • Oversees development and management of the budget, operations, communications, technology deployment, and personnel.
  • Serves as CEAS’s liaison to the administrative units of the University, including the offices of the Deans of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Library’s East Asia Collection, Global Initiatives, the College, Alumni Relations and Development, the Graham School, and others.
  • Oversees the affairs of the three Committees.
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration among the three Committees as well as between CEAS and relevant academic units, including departments, area study centers, library, global centers such as the Centers in Beijing and Hong Kong and the Center in Delhi, institutes such as the Paulson Institute, and others.
  • Oversees the organization and planning of CEAS’s programs (research projects, conferences, and an active schedule of events throughout the academic year).
  • Oversees CEAS graduate and undergraduate student aid programs.
  • Serves as the primary conduit of information and collaboration between CEAS East Asia faculty; the University administration; the East Asian studies units of peer institutions nationally and internationally; and the public, both in Chicago and nationally.
  • Develops a plan for public relations to best represent CEAS activities and accomplishments.
  • In consultation with the Director seeks new funding opportunities, writes grant proposals, and manages grants received from federal and private funding agencies.
  • Supervises the Assistant Director, and other staff as required.

To apply, please visit the University of Chicago's Jobs board at jobopportunities.uchicago.edu and search for Requisition #097005. Alternatively, please use this link:

jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=225949

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Contact:
To apply, please visit the University of Chicago's Jobs board at jobopportunities.uchicago.edu and search for Requisition #097005. Alternatively, please use this link:

jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=225949

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
Website:  https://jobopportunities.uchicago.eduP

Posting Date:  10/16/2014
Closing Date  01/14/2015