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Director, 21st Century China Center (21CCC) – Professor of Practice

Director, 21st Century China Center (21CCC) – Professor of Practice

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 a Professor of Practice with a focus on China. 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 faculty position in the School of Global Policy and Strategy, and also serve as director of the 21st Century China Center.

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 ( 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 school 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 the School of Global Policy and Strategy’s engagement with China
• Working with the 21CCC executive director to implement the above responsibilities

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. A successful candidate will be expected to participate broadly in the intellectual life of the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS). Anchored in the reputation and successes of UC San Diego and the University of California system, the GPS 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.
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Preferred qualifications

• Experience living in China and familiarity with Chinese language.

• 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 Professional Engagement with China 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

Three to five references are required, but only contact information is needed 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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