Kyoto Resident Director Job Announcement

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) seeks candidates for the position of Resident Director of its study-abroad center based on the campus of Doshisha University in Kyoto. KCJS is a consortium of fourteen universities administered by Columbia University that offers academic year and summer programs. For additional background information, potential applicants should visit the websites and

Working closely with the KCJS Governing Board, Columbia University, and Doshisha University, the Resident Director is responsible for the continued development and oversight of the academic programs, student affairs, and administrative and financial management. The Resident Director supervises a full-time administrative staff that assists in all areas of program management, and teaches one course a semester during the academic year program.

This is a one year position that begins on July 1, 2015, or a mutually agreeable date. The position may be filled at an assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate will hold a non-tenured academic appointment in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University through June 30, 2016.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a Japan-related field and undergraduate teaching experience; language fluency in English and Japanese; Japanese cultural fluency; experience with American undergraduates at institutions similar to those in the KCJS consortium; administrative experience; and ability to undertake international travel. Experience with overseas study programs is preferred, but not required.

All applicants must apply at Columbia’s secure online site: Applications will be reviewed beginning: January 23, 2015. The search will remain open until it is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Submitted by Christina Fernandes, Office of Global Programs and Fellowships, Columbia University