Field Director Position


The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies, a consortium of 15 schools, solicits candidates for the position as Field Director of its program at Tsinghua University, Beijing, beginning July 21, 2003. The Field Director oversees all on-site aspects of an intensive Chinese language program designed to train students from an intermediate to a professional level. The program will enroll approximately 50 students in its academic year and semester program, and 50 in its summer program. The candidate will be responsible for all on-site aspects of IUP: curriculum planning and implementation, student advising and support services; program administration, staff recruitment, management, training, physical site maintenance, and liaison with the host institution and IUP headquarters at UC Berkeley.

Candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience managing academic exchange programs in an overseas Chinese-language environment. Excellent speaking, reading, and writing ability in Mandarin Chinese. Demonstrated leadership skills to motivate and maintain high standards among Chinese staff. Ability to set priorities and work independently, balancing multiple tasks and quickly solving problems as they arise. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel spreadsheets, Web browser programs, and Chinese-language software. A commitment of two years is desired. Only under the most unusual of circumstances will a one-year appointment be considered. A Ph.D. is desired but is not required.

The Programís administrative offices are currently located at the University of California, Berkeley. The Field Director is an Academic Coordinator II position.Salary commensuratewith experience and qualifications.Basic travel and housing are provided. Please send cover letter and C.V. with the contact information of three references to Thomas B. Gold, IUP, Institute of East Asian Studies, #2318, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318.

UC Berkeley is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2003