Advertised Summary Job Description: The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) seeks candidates for the position of Resident Director of its study abroad programs based on the campus of Doshisha University in Kyoto. As the administering institution for KCJS, Columbia University via the Office of Global Programs will manage the search for this position that is based full-time in Kyoto, Japan on behalf of the Consortium.
*THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN KYOTO, JAPAN. Please note that this is not a Columbia University position and as such, has no University related benefits*
KCJS is a consortium of 13 universities that offers academic year and summer programs. Working closely with the KCJS Board of Delegates, 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 team of full-time administrative staff who assist in all areas of program management. Depending on the candidate's background and the program needs, there may be an option to teach courses during the academic year. The Resident Director is charged with nourishing an intellectual and social environment that is supportive of excellence and high academic standards.
General Minimum Qualifications: -Experience with American undergraduates at institutions similar to those in the KCJS consortium. -Strong relevant administrative experience. -Language fluency in English and Japanese. -Japanese cultural fluency. -Ability to undertake international travel.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: **Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered**
Preferred Qualifications: -Preferred Ph.D. in Japan-related field and undergraduate teaching experience. -Experience with overseas study programs preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_171598
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