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Director, 21st Century India Center (21CIC) – Professor of Practice

Director, 21st Century India Center (21CIC) – Professor of Practice

University of California San Diego

Position overview Position title: Professor of Practice Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies. Application Window
Open date: December 21st, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022 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 a Professor of Practice with a focus on India. This position is open to an appointment as a Professor of Practice. Appointees in the Professor of Practice series are distinguished professionals with expertise in their chosen fields. They do not, however, have traditional academic backgrounds. (For a full description of this title see

The successful candidate would hold a position in the School of Global Policy and Strategy and also serve as founding Director for the new 21st Century India Center (21CIC; UCSD’s vision for the 21CIC is to build it into an internationally-recognized center for the study of India. In addition to a core research mission, the Center will drive thought leadership, education and public engagement on the most important issues involving India and U.S.-India relations: international politics and security; migration; trade; climate change and energy transitions; economic, social and health policy; and innovation. In addition to teaching courses on India at GPS, the responsibilities of the position include providing overall intellectual leadership of the Center, developing relationships with research and policy institutions in India, providing outreach to the bi-national community, and generating extramural resources to support Center projects.

The position also requires individuals to maintain professional competence and activity, to conduct research and/or participate in creative activity related to our research mission, and to provide service.
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• At least 5 years of professional experience in international institutions or the public, private or nonprofit sectors.
• Demonstrated expertise on and engagement with India.

Preferred qualifications

• A demonstrated record of fund-raising and management.

• 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 Professional Engagement with India Studies

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

Reference requirements

• 3-5 letters of reference required

3-5 required but contact information only for initial application
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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.


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