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

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

University of California San Diego

Position overview 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 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 http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html 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/https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/background_check/) for more information)

Reference requirements

• 3-5 letters of reference required

Three to five references are required, but only contact information is needed for initial application.
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