Associate Director, Asian Studies Center

University of Pittsburgh, University Center for International Studies seeks to fill the position of Associate Director (AD) of its Asian Studies Center (ASC). With an international reputation for excellence, the Asian Studies Center has been designated a National Resource Center in East Asian Studies by the U.S. Department of Education. Organizationally, the Center is part of the University Center for International Studies. The position is a full-time 12 month administrative position with start date of September 1, 2011. The AD reports to the Faculty Director of Asian Studies and has primary responsibility for grant proposal development, grant management, and grant administration. The AD will supervise the administration of the ASC and will have major budgetary responsibilities. The AD will represent ASC on behalf of the director. The position requires both domestic and foreign travel. A key skill is the ability to work with faculty in implementing the ASC agenda on such activities as the development of research, instructional and outreach programs as well as on ASC conferences and workshops. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline would be highly desirable and fluency in a major Asian language will be viewed favorably. The AD must have a minimum of five years of university experience and possess excellent administrative and computer skills. The salary minimum is $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter, vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Jennifer Creamer, chair of the search committee, at

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submitted by Ted Bestor