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Kiriyama Professor for Asia Pacific Studies, Center for Asia Pacific Studies
University of San Francisco

  • Aug. 30, 2017
  • Kiriyama Professor for Asia Pacific Studies, Center for Asia Pacific Studies
  • N/A
  • University of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
    History - Asian
    Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
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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 Chairs 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 Centers 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 individuals 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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