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Director, 21st Century China Center (21CCC) - Associate or Full Professor

Position overview

Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies.

Application Window

Open date: January 7th, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Jan 7, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The School of Global Policy and Strategy, at the University of California San Diego is searching for an Associate or Full Professor with a research focus on China. The successful candidate would hold a faculty position in the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and also serve as Director of the 21st Century China Center. The position is open with respect to field, with a particular interest in the disciplines of economics, political science, and international relations, as well as public policy and business studies.

The faculty director of 21st Century China Center (21CCC) is responsible for the center’s long-term development as a premier academic research center and policy think-tank on China and U.S.-China relations. The 21st Century China Center (china.ucsd.edu/) is a leading research institute and university-based think tank on China and U.S.-China relations.

The Center’s mission is to produce and disseminate impactful evidence-based research about China, and to enhance U.S.-China mutual understanding by advancing scholarly collaboration, convening policy discussions, and actively communicating with policymakers and the general public in both countries.

Responsibilities of the faculty director include:

  • Working with the university and GPS leaders and faculty to shape the Center’s vision and strategy
  • Providing overall leadership in research, policy, and community outreach
  • Working with faculty to develop and implement research projects
  • Developing collaborative research and dialogue initiatives with Chinese counterparts
  • Working with the Center’s advisory board to cultivate and fundraise from potential donors
  • Acting as the chief liaison with governmental and other policy organizations
  • Advising on GPS’s engagement with China
  • Working with the 21CCC executive director to implement the above responsibilities

Candidate will be appointed to a tenure-track position at GPS at the University of California, San Diego, potentially as a tenured appointment. Candidate will be expected to maintain research productivity and participate in faculty governance of GPS. Anchored in the reputation and successes of UC San Diego and the University of California system, the School of Global Policy and Strategy provides professional masters-level education in international affairs and public policy. Founded with a focus on Asia and the America, the school has a reputation for policy-oriented research in economics, political science, and international relations.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • This position requires a PhD in economics, political science, international relations, public policy or business studies. Consideration will be given to candidates in cognate fields. GPS has an emerging emphasis on the interface between the STEM disciplines and public policy, so applicants with STEM backgrounds are encouraged to apply if they have engaged in significant policy-oriented research. and a distinguished research profile.

  • An outstanding research record that includes significant work incorporating China.

Preferred qualifications
  • Experience living and doing research in China.
  • Chinese language proficiency.
  • Disciplinary preference for economics, political science, international relations, public policy or business studies. Consideration will be given to candidates in cognate fields. GPS has an emerging emphasis on the interface between the STEM disciplines and public policy, so applicants with STEM backgrounds are encouraged to apply if they have engaged in significant policy-oriented research.
  • Administrative experience, a track record of program entrepreneurship, and/or involvement in the policy world.
  • Experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Institutional Reference Check Form - Authorization to Release Form (Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/background_check/) for more information)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

3-5 required but contact information only for initial application

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03109

Help contact: nserickson@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

San Diego, CA