March 17, 2014

Senior associate position at Blackpeak (Beijing) – February 2014

Position overview

Blackpeak is a strategic advisory firm, based in and focused on Asia, led by a group of experienced advisory and investment professionals. Blackpeak is dedicated to assisting clients to deploy capital more effectively, providing advisory solutions in risk mitigation, business intelligence and corporate finance advisory. We advise financial investors – private equity, distressed debt, institutional, hedge and sovereign wealth funds – as well as corporates, from multi-nationals to regional Asian groups. We have offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Singapore and Tokyo.

Blackpeak is seeking a senior associate, to be based in our newly opened Beijing office, focusing on risk projects (including reputational due diligence, disputes and business intelligence) in China. We are looking for a bright, inquisitive and self-driven individual who wants to be part of a high quality, diverse and busy team. You will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects across a range of industries and will need to have at least three years of relevant work experience and be capable of conducting and managing risk projects.

You will be required to manage assignments on a day-to-day basis. You will be expected to be able to carry out intensive research (both primary and secondary) and analysis of large amounts of data and then assess accuracy, reliability and relevance. You will also be expected to be able to produce high quality written reports and charts to present your findings to clients, under the supervision of members of the Blackpeak senior management team.

Skills and experience
The following skills and competencies are relevant:

§ Native or complete fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, including reading, writing and speaking.

§ Familiarity with databases and public records used for conducting research in China.

§ The ability to carry out detailed research and analysis via proprietary databases, the internet and human sources.

§ Strong analytical skills, including critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

§ Effective communication skills – ability to communicate research findings in writing and orally, as well as more complex issues, in discussion with clients and Blackpeak staff.

§ A solid understanding of the business environment in China, including the key issues affecting investors.

§ The ability to meet deadlines, prioritise workload and multi-task under pressure.

§ The ability to work as a part of a multi-national team across Blackpeak’s six offices in Asia. This includes periods of working with colleagues in other offices and countries.

§ The ability to manage and work with external consultants.

§ The maturity and skills required to assist Blackpeak’s senior management in marketing to clients and to develop and manage client relationships.

§ Relevant experience in journalism, risk analysis, consulting and/or other research positions is preferred.

A competitive salary and benefits will be offered.

If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements, please send your CV and cover letter to Sean Chen at schen[at]blackpeakgroup[dot]com.

Posted by zzhu at 12:08 PM

April 18, 2013

Cruise Director - Yangtze River, China

Job Description:
Established New York-based river cruise line operating on the Yangtze River in China seeks a cruise host for a diverse international clientele.

You will serve as a liaison between passengers and local staff, handle passenger questions and concerns, coordinate excursions and on board programs.

Requirements:
Must be service-oriented, energetic, speak well and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Hospitality experience (knowledge of food & beverage and housekeeping operations), musical talent and language ability helpful (German, French, Chinese).

College degree required (2 years or above).

A great opportunity and rewarding position for the right candidate.

We will assist to obtain working documentation after arrival in China.

http://www.hcareers.com/seeker/search/view?jobAdId=38860

Posted by zzhu at 04:17 PM

April 10, 2013

Employment Announcement from the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

CECC Employment Announcement - Professional Staff Member - Commercial Rule of Law

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.

The Commission is seeking a professional staff member to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues pertaining to the commercial rule of law portfolio. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.

Main duties:
- Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
- Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
- Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
- Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
- Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations on official business.

Qualifications:
- Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
- Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
- The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
- Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:
- Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright[at]mail[dot]house[dot]gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 22, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted by zzhu at 02:26 PM

March 19, 2013

Congressional-Executive Commission on China job announcements

1. Professional Staff Members (2)
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.

The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues pertaining to the freedom of religion and criminal justice portfolios. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.

Main duties:
• Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
• Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
• Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
• Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
• Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China, or other foreign locations on official business.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
• Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
• The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
• Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:
• Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy[dot]wright[at]mail[dot]house[dot]gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

________________________________________

2. Communications Director
The Commission is seeking a communications director to be responsible for developing and implementing a communications and outreach strategy to increase the accessibility, visibility, and relevance of the Commission's work to key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.

Main duties:
• Develop and implement a communications and outreach strategy for the Commission's key stakeholders, including Commissioners, Congress, the Executive Branch, media, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.
• Develop and implement a strategy for increasing accessibility to Commission work products, including newsletters, political prisoner records, special reports, and the Annual Report.
• Increase media coverage and raise awareness on the Hill and to the general public regarding the Commission's work.
• Maintain the Commission's new Web site and social media sites (Twitter, Facebook).
• Draft, edit, and distribute Commission statements, press releases, newsletters, new media content, and event announcements.
• Develop, plan, and provide logistical support for Commission events, including hearings, roundtables, and briefings.
• Monitor, track, and assess the effectiveness of the Commission's outreach efforts.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
• Candidates will have a B.A. with relevant work experience.
• Some background in layout and design (including for Web sites and publications) is desirable.
• Ability to speak and read Chinese is preferable.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:
• Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (5 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-2915. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 8, 2013, by 11:59 PM, EDT. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted by zzhu at 08:46 PM

February 05, 2013

Two job openings at the U-M Asia Library


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Head, Asia Library
Posting Begin/End Date: 1/30/2013 – 2/25/2013

Chinese Studies Librarian
Posting Begin/End Date: 1/30/2013 – 2/25/2013

Learn more about the Asia Library!

Posted by zzhu at 03:50 PM

September 03, 2012

Economics News Assistant/Staff Reporter wanted at The Asashi Shimbun

Organization: The Asahi Shimbun
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range: $33,000 to $36,000
Sector: Commercial
Organization URL: http://www.asahi.com
Experience: Entry Level / Mid Career
Last Date To Apply: Sep-12-2012
Date Posted: Aug-31-2012

Description
Duties include assisting our Washington economics correspondent with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of international economics, including the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and White House. Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required. This is a reporting position with no article-writing or byline opportunities. Compensation includes overtime pay, excellent medical/dental benefits, and 401(k).

Qualifications
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, master's preferred. Interest or background in covering U.S. and international economics and finance is highly desirable. Japanese language is helpful but not necessary. Interest or experience in East Asia, especially Japan and China, is also a plus. Economics major preferred but not required. Must be willing to work overtime on evenings and weekends.

Contact Details
Contact: Hiring Manager
Email: asahidc@asahiam.com

Application Instructions
Please email cover letter and resume to AsahiDC@asahiam.com. Deadline: Wednesday, September 12. No clips or phone calls, please.

Contact Information
Hiring Manager
The Asahi Shimbun
1022 National Press Building
Washington, D.C. 20045
AsahiDC@asahiam.com

Posted by zzhu at 04:33 PM

August 15, 2012

Assistant Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Chinese and Comparative Literature
Assistant Professor

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Chinese Program (http://www.cas.sc.edu/dllc/) at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Chinese and Comparative Literature. Primary fields of expertise in the field of pre-modern Chinese and Comparative Literature; secondary field, Asian, World, or European literature and/or theory. Preference given to candidates whose primary field of expertise is Tang and/or Song Dynasty literature. Teaching responsibilities: two courses per semester in Chinese language and our nationally-ranked Comparative Literature program. Ph.D. in Chinese or Comparative Literature in hand by August 2013. Native or near native fluency in Chinese and English required.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative scholarly work and three letters of recommendation to:

Recruitment Coordinator: Chinese and Comparative Literature
ATTN: Terri Lucas
USC Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
1620 College St. Columbia, SC 29208 USA

For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 15, 2012.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Posted by zzhu at 02:06 PM

August 14, 2012

Harvard University Search in Modern Chinese Humanities

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in MODERN CHINESE HUMANITIES, expected to begin on July 1, 2013. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine strengths in film and/or media studies with interdisciplinary range. We would also welcome applicants whose research encompasses other areas of modern Chinese humanities, including cultural and literary studies, Sinophone studies, and thought. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Chinese.

The successful candidate should demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching as well as research, and will be expected to teach a range of offerings related to Chinese humanities, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future research plans. To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted online by October 12, 2012 at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4237

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

If you encounter technical difficulties with or have questions about the application process, please contact us at chaireal@fas.harvard.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 07:52 PM

August 03, 2012

Job opening at Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana

Assistant Director, China Relations Liaison/Outreach, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

Job Description

The Assistant Director, China Relations Liaison/Outreach for the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center (“Center”) at the University of Montana will share leadership in the Center’s East Asian Programs. The position will work as part of a leadership team tasked to provide academic oversight, courses, exchanges, extensive university and community programming, including federally funded training/exchange programs, aimed at increasing understanding between the United States and the people of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. These duties include involvement in strategic planning, communication with foreign partners, assistance in the coordination of grant-funded and other programs, and representing the Center within the University, the community, and the state.

The position will also play a key role in furthering the program goals of The Confucius Institute (“Institute”), which is administered by the Center. Program goals include fostering knowledge and appreciation of Chinese history, Chinese culture, and Chinese language in the state of Montana, including the creation of courses in Chinese language and culture offered in public schools (K-12) through teacher training and diverse forms of public, community, and media outreach. Position will also work with other staff to determine Institute strategy, plan its events, and prepare budget and the annual financial report. Finally, the position will serve as the chief point of contact between the Institute and both Chinese authorities and Chinese university partners, as well as with the public, including various state education officials and education district supervisors, and media outlets.

About Us

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center is an academic unit of The University of Montana dedicated to enhancing mutual understanding between the United States and Asia, particularly East Asia and India. It does so by assisting in campus instruction; fostering university and community links with Asia; and providing distance learning, public education, and service to the community, the state, and the nation. Established in 1983 with an endowment from the U.S. Congress, the Center honors and continues the legacy of Asian education and ethical public service for its name sakes: Senator Mike Mansfield and his wife, Maureen Hayes Mansfield.

The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountain grandeur of western Montana, Missoula is the hub of five valleys and three major rivers – the Blackfoot, the Bitterroot and the Clark Fork. Roughly halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, Missoula is a blend of small-town charm and big-city sophistication.

Learn more about The University of Montana and the Missoula community at the following websites.

Mike and Maureen Mansfield Center - http://www.umt.edu/mansfield/default.aspx
The University of Montana – http://www.umt.edu
City of Missoula - http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us

Required Experience

Master’s degree in East Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, or a closely related field, plus two years of work experience (in the United States or abroad) in a position requiring application of knowledge of Chinese society and culture is required, as is fluency in oral and written Chinese.

To apply, please click here.

Application deadline is September 10, 2012.

Posted by zzhu at 02:29 PM

July 30, 2012

Job opening at Eurasia Foundation

China Program Analyst (Refer to Job # Dcny412)

Job Location: Washington, DC 20036

Job Duties: Primarily responsible for China related operating or grant making program design, proposal preparation, program implementation, budget management, monitoring and evaluation, program reporting and donor relations.

Requirements:
- Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, int’l development or other related fields;
- In-depth understanding of social and economic issues in China, & graduate level course work on strategic planning and non-profit organizations; and
- Washington DC job location but 20% int’l travel.
- F/T

To apply: Send resume to HR, Eurasia Foundation, 1350 Connecticut Ave., NW, #1000, Washington, DC 20036 or email resumes to resumes@eurasia.org. Must refer to Dcny412.

http://www.eurasia.org/careers/china-program-analyst-refer-job-dcny412

Posted by zzhu at 12:26 PM

June 25, 2012

Help needed at China medical information start-up/社会公益startup扩充团队

我们是由几位密歇根大学研究生发起的一个以社会公益为主旨的startup, 目的是为中国癌症患者建立起一个有信任而透明的信息交流平台,以更好的促进患者之间的交流,并带给他们全面而真实的用药信息。我们现在正在扩充团队,招纳和我们有着共同社会公益的信念,希望得到hands-on经验的同学。

职位描述:
1. 与中国医院(主要是上海,北京)肿瘤医生建立良好关系:我们已经初步有了一个肿瘤专家联系网,但需要队员继续跟踪,每周周中上班时间5-10小时医院on-site。
2. 其他你觉得能够给团队带来价值的工作

理想的素质:can-do attitude, 医学专业知识不是必须。
你的收获:startup经验,leadership & communication技能, 为公益做出贡献的成就感

如果你有兴趣或者需要进一步了解我们的项目,请联系team leader 孙婕 renajsun[at]umich[dot]edu or 15202219639. 我现在人在上海,直到七月第一周。

Posted by zzhu at 03:38 PM

June 04, 2012

Job opening: Director of Washington State University Language Learning Resource Center

Washington State University is searching for a Director for its Language Learning Resource Center. This full-time would be an excellent opportunity for someone with strong foreign language skills, such as Chinese, as well as good computer skills.

Position Number
083892

Employee Type:
AP-Administrative Professional

Position Title
Instructional Lab Supervisor

College/Area
10 - College of Liberal Arts

Department
10 Foreign Languages & Cultures

Work Location
Pullman

Monthly Salary
DOE

Job Type
Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for developing and/or promoting and maintaining technologies and applications relevant to improving the management, instructional effectiveness and delivery-efficiency of DFLC language, culture, film and literature instruction on the WSU campus; Teach courses and provide workshops as needed concerning educational technology and it's application relevant to language learning and teaching.

Responsible for managing instructional,and administrative operations and services within the Language Learning Resource Center (LLRC) including multiple language teaching and learning facilities, instructional materials development facility and a virtual language-learning-services delivery facility.

This work involves close coordination and cooperation with the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures and it's language specific subunits including Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Latin; this work also involves coordination and cooperation with the University's International Programs and its subunit the Intensive American Language Center (IALC). The LLRC is unique within the University community in it's mission to support second language/culture instruction.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and three (3) years of
progressively responsible experience in the discipline which has included at least one (1) year of lead experience. A Master's degree in a relevant field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience exclusive of the lead experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience which demonstrates competency with language learning pedagogy.

Experience with application of instructional technology in foreign
languages teaching and learning.

Demonstrated competence in the use and configuration of a broad range of Office, Server, Web, Database and A/V software applications and operating systems specifically Windows 2000/2003 Server and Active Directory including Internet Information Server and Printer Server services; and knowledge of Apples System X Server and Quicktime Streaming Server.

Special Notification to Applicant
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to submit a
resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to this position.

Screening Begin Date:
06-01-2012

Posting Close date
Open Until Filled

Required Applicant Documents
Resume
Cover Letter

Background Check
This position does not require a background check.

EEO/AA STATEMENT
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly
policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE
Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and
reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posted by zzhu at 10:18 AM

April 12, 2012

Resident Program Manager-Hong Kong

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. NDI is based in Washington, DC and maintains field offices in over 60 countries around the world.

NDI has operated in Hong Kong since 1997 and remains one of the only international non-governmental organizations focusing on the administrative region’s democratic development. With a non-partisan approach and a proven track record of working with civil society and political actors in Hong Kong, the Institute currently provides technical assistance to local civil society organizations, educational institutions and political parties across the ideological spectrum.

The Institute is currently recruiting for the following Hong Kong-based position:

Tracking Code
217305-851

Job Description
Responsible for day to day management of country and program specific democratic development programs and overall oversight by performing the duties listed below.

Required Skills
• Provides assistance in day-to-day management of Hong Kong office.
• Oversees program implementation, sub-grants to local partners, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations.
• Contributes to the planning, design and evaluation of NDI’s projects in Hong Kong in collaboration with local partners, in-house experts and external experts and advisors.
• Maintains collaborative relationships with international democratic development organizations, civic organizations in the U.S. and the region, national and international news organizations, political party networks and partners, and NDI’s network of volunteer trainers and experts.
• Monitors Hong Kong program’s annual budget; provides a full, accurate and timely accounting of all funds.
• Drafts reports describing programmatic conditions and progress to donors and DC office
• Monitors political events in Hong Kong and China.
• Serves as NDI representative at local and international conferences and meetings and assists with NDI’s public outreach.
• Assesses political development and new opportunities and evaluates current projects.
• Supervises, guides and mentors subordinates in the Hong Kong field office.

Required Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science or related subject; graduate degree desired.
• Minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience in international development, community organizing, political campaigns, organizational development or legislative affairs. Graduate degrees may be substituted for work experience.
• Bilingual Cantonese and English language ability strongly preferred.
• Hong Kong resident preferred.
• Strong writing skills.
• Budget and accounting skills.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy makers.
• Competency in one or more areas of NDI’s functional programs:
o citizen participation;
o elections;
o governance;
o information, communications and technology;
o monitoring and evaluation;
o political parties; and
o women’s political participation.
• Ability to manage, lead, inspire and motivate staff.
• Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Job Location
Hong Kong, HK

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Application Procedure
Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to David Caragliano, NDI Senior Program Officer, via e-mail at dcaragliano@ndi.org. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by 11:59 PM, EST. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Posted by zzhu at 09:19 PM

March 20, 2012

CECC Employment Announcement - Professional Staff Members

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is a bipartisan commission created by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on human rights and rule of law developments in China. The Commission consists of Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and senior officials from the Administration. The Commission holds hearings, issues an Annual Report, and maintains a database of political prisoners in China, among other activities. For more information on the Commission, see www.cecc.gov.

The Commission is seeking professional staff members to assist in monitoring and reporting on substantive issues, including worker rights, criminal justice, freedom of residence and movement, access to justice, Xinjiang, ethnic minority rights, freedom of religion, civil society, North Korean Refugees in China, and property in China. The professional staff member will assist in assessing China's compliance or noncompliance with international human rights standards and Chinese domestic law. Successful candidates should have substantive background and/or an interest in one or more of these issue areas. Successful candidates should also possess the necessary Chinese language, English writing, and communication skills to effectively research, analyze, and explain such developments to U.S. policymakers and the broader public.

Main duties:
• Monitoring and researching Chinese and English language sources (media, government, NGO) for developments relating to their issue area.
• Identifying and analyzing key developments and reporting their significance orally and in writing, including through drafting sections of the Commission's Annual Reports, short analysis pieces, public statements, and press releases.
• Researching political prisoner cases and creating and maintaining case records in the CECC Political Prisoner Database.
• Assisting in organizing CECC public hearings and roundtables.
• Staff member also may be asked to travel to U.S. cities, China or other foreign locations on official business.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.
• Very strong demonstrated ability to speak, read, write, and perform research in Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
• The successful candidate will likely have worked or studied in mainland China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
• Candidates will preferably have a law degree or a Ph.D. or M.A. in political science, history, business, economics, or other social sciences. B.A. candidates with very strong credentials will also be considered.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, and the interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to work under tight deadlines and as part of a team.

Application Procedure:
• Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less), and the names and contact information for two references to Judy Wright, CECC Director of Administration, via e-mail at judy.wright@mail.house.gov or via FAX at 202-226-3804. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by 11:59 PM, EST. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
• The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted by zzhu at 03:26 PM

February 19, 2012

Program Officer, Strategic Partnerships, China - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


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Location: Seattle, WA, US
Position Title: Program Officer, Strategic Partnerships, China - Global Development

Division: Global Development Program
Department: Agricultural Development
Location: Seattle

Foundation Overview
:
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people-especially those with the fewest resources-have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Group Summary
:
The goal of the Global Development Program is to increase opportunities for poor people in the developing world to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

We support efforts in the following areas:
- Agricultural Development: helping poor farmers increase their productivity and incomes;
- Financial Services: making a wide range of financial services-particularly safe places to save-more widely available to people in developing countries
- Policy, Advocacy, and Special Initiatives: increasing awareness of global development issues; identifying and promoting powerful solutions; and advocating for more effective investments;
- Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: investing in effective sanitation approaches that will contribute to a world where children and families lead healthier, more productive lives;
- Global Libraries: providing free access to computers with the Internet through public libraries in emerging countries.

Responsibilities:
This Program Officer (PO) will be located in Seattle on the Strategic Partnerships team supporting the Agricultural Development Strategy in the Global Development Program. The foundation is committed to a long term partnership with China and the PO will support a number of key initiatives with the Chinese government, agricultural research institutions and private sector that aim to improve small holder agriculture in Africa. This position will require an individual with good organizational and communication skills and deep knowledge of China.

In support of these key responsibilities the PO will:
- Focus on the development of strategic partnerships that will result in co-funding opportunities with the government agencies and the private sector in China relevant to Africa
- Provide ongoing research, background information and analytical support for the Deputy Director (DD),and other program officers engaged with China
- Manage China-Africa initiatives and special projects
- Assist the DD in communicating internally with the program staff about opportunities and progress with our Chinese partnerships
- Develop, execute and manage external partnerships and contracts for landscaping analysis
- Prepare regular reports and presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences, summarizing developments and recommendations for key program areas
- Facilitate, coordinate and manage a range of projects and activities related to evaluating, developing, preparing and monitoring specific grants; in particular, support the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) grant partnership
- Work with program teams to facilitate external reviewers for proposals
- Assist in developing reviews, summaries and informative reports for the Co-Chairs and Benefactors
- Travel occasionally, up to 20%, to assist in program related events

Contribute to foundation knowledge, evaluation, learning, and dissemination including:
- Keep leadership informed of progress and developments in China
- Synthesize and document what has been learned across related grants and contracts
- Prepare briefings and portfolio reviews
- Partner with various GD programs to share learnings and expertise

Qualifications:
- International development and management consulting experience preferred
- Understanding of Chinese and American culture. Work experience in both geographies preferred
- Advanced degree preferred
- Fluency in Mandarin and English
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in positions requiring communication with a broad and diverse audience representing diverse cultures
- Track record of working well with others in teams
- Experience in a role requiring collaboration within an organization, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy as part of a team effort
- Ability to organize/prioritize work and meet deadlines within a fast paced environment with multiple and competing demands
- Selfless dedication to the mission, flexibility, and willingness to learn

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills for this job.

As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a comprehensive background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated and focused on diversity.

Requisition Number: 2873BR
http://careers.gatesfoundation.org/job/Seattle-Program-Officer%2C-Strategic-Partnerships%2C-China-Global-Development-Job-WA-98101/1728056/

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
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Posted by zzhu at 12:53 PM

February 09, 2012

Research Associate Position in Beijing/Yale Law School

The China Law Center, Yale Law School
Research Associate, Beijing

The China Law Center of Yale Law School is seeking candidates for a one-year Research Associate position based in Beijing beginning this summer. The Research Associate will support Center projects in China by conducting research and writing on issues related to legal reform, interacting with scholars, officials, and lawyers in China, and performing administrative and logistical tasks.

Qualifications:
1) Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
2) High degree of proficiency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese;
3) High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English;
4) Strong research, writing, analytical and communication skills;
5) Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to work independently;
6) Interest in law and legal reform and a commitment to public-interest work;
7) Post-college work experience preferred; and
8) Experience in China preferred.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of references with their contact e-mails and telephone numbers to The China Law Center at yalechinalaw[at]gmail.[dot]com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted. The Research Associate will receive a competitive one-year stipend for the 2012-2013 year.

The China Law Center
The China Law Center of Yale Law School is a unique institution devoted to supporting law and policy reform within China and increasing understanding of China in the United States. The core of the Center's work is designing and carrying out sustained, in-depth cooperative projects between U.S. and Chinese experts on key issues in Chinese law and policy reform. Our projects focus on areas that are critical to China's ongoing reform process, particularly judicial reform, criminal justice reform, administrative and regulatory reform, and constitutional law.

Since its start in 1999, the Center has opened offices at Yale University and in Beijing, with a small staff of lawyers and scholars with decades of collective experience working on law and policy reform issues in China. The Center's Director is Professor Paul Gewirtz. A full list of Center staff, and further information, may be found on our Website: http://www.yale.edu/chinalaw.

Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.

Posted by zzhu at 03:36 PM

February 01, 2012

Chinese teacher postings

1) Part-time Chinese teacher- available immediately for the current school year
**Teach elementary students 1 hour per day in a pilot program in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
**approx 2:30-3:30 pm daily
**position available immediately
**pilot program involves teaching with the elementary teacher in the room, so you do not need to be certified, although in future, we're hoping for you to work towards certification.
**I will try to answer any questions: Stacey Aksman, High School Chinese Teacher, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, aksmansta[at]hotmail[dot]com
**Please send resume to: Mr. Erin MacGregor, Erin.MacGregor[at]pccsmail[dot]net, Director of Secondary Education


2) Part-time Chinese teacher-- for next school year-- 2012-2013
**part-time high school Chinese needed for next school year
**enrollment numbers will reveal exactly how much time is needed, but we are anticipating needing 1-2 hours per day
**secondary certified, or working toward certification
**I teach full-time, and this would be an additional teacher, which would hopefully build up in hours in the future
**Please let me know if you are possibly interested, and I will I will try to answer any questions: Stacey Aksman, High School Chinese Teacher, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, aksmansta[at]hotmail[dot]com.

**We are trying to get a sense of the availability and interest of teachers, so please respond!

Posted by zzhu at 01:54 PM

October 03, 2011

Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

The School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Chinese Studies.

The successful candidate will be a native-speaker or near native-speaker of Chinese with experience in teaching Chinese language, literature and culture courses at the tertiary level, preferably to speakers of English.

A programme of research is an integral part of the role and the appointee will be expected to have a strong research record and to provide MA and PhD thesis supervision. A PhD in Chinese (or relevant discipline) is essential.

The successful candidate will be a productive and collegial member of a team of experienced researchers and teachers, and will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the School. The areas of teaching competence and the research specialisations of the appointee must complement and reinforce the existing strengths of the Chinese Programme, as well as enhancing the broader research strategies of the University.

While scholars whose interests lie in any field of Chinese Studies are encouraged to apply, the University would be particularly interested to receive applications from candidates with research interests in contemporary Chinese literature and culture. This position is available from 1 July 2012.

Closing date: Friday 13 January 2012

For further details please visit www.vacancies.vuw.ac.nz

Posted by zzhu at 09:23 PM

Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies, UC San Diego

Academic Title: Professor
Discipline(s)/Area(s) of Interest: Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies

The Department of History within the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce an international search for a senior scholar of modern Chinese Studies who will occupy the university's Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply. Applicants should also send the statement of interest as an e-mail attachment to Prof. Paul G. Pickowicz, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, UC San Diego (bikewei[at]ucsd[dot]edu).

Scholars who are women, minorities, veterans, and/or people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/partneropp/.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and publications and in accordance with the published salary schedules of the University of California.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Applications, including curriculum vitae, will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply.

Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement summarizing research agenda, teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and a personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity.

Please apply to the following position:

HISTORY
Professor (10-336) - Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Posted by zzhu at 09:21 PM

September 10, 2011

Indiana University seeking Associate Director for East Asian Studies Center

Department: East Asian Studies Center
Position: Academic Specialist
Rank Code: UAS

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University invites applications for the position of Associate Director. This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Center Director. The East Asian Studies Center has significant national presence as a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) in a consortium with the East Asian center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). It is also a coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

The Associate Director directs the Center’s day-to-day operations, supervises full- and part-time staff, provides regular reports to the Director on the status of programs and finances, and makes recommendations to the Director for program modifications and budget adjustments; manages the logistical, financial, and PR effort for all Center activities, ensuring compliance with university and sponsoring agencies’ regulations and policies; serves as a lead writer on grant proposals, including the NRC and NCTA grants; serves as the NCTA national co-director, represents IU at national NCTA meetings, and oversees NCTA programming; collaborates with faculty and staff in various campus units to strengthen the presence of East Asian studies and to promote internationalization in general; coordinates Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships; assists the Director in development efforts; oversees data collection; writes the Center’s biannual newsletter.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree in a relevant field (Ph.D. strongly preferred); administrative experience required; grant proposal writing experience preferred; high degree of initiative and ability to work in a multi-faceted Center facing frequent grant deadlines; excellent communication and organizational skills.

Application procedures: Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, contact information for three (3) references, and a letter of recommendation from a former supervisor that can attest to the candidate’s record as an organizational leader. Applications received by September 30, 2011 will be assured of consideration. To apply, please send materials to:

Search Committee
East Asian Studies Center
1021 East Third Street
Memorial Hall West 207
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

Indiana University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Posted by zzhu at 10:33 PM

August 28, 2011

Confucius Institute Managing Director, College of William and Mary

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia seeks to fill the position of Managing Director for its Confucius Institute (WMCI), a new collaborative initiative with the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and Beijing Normal University (Beijing Shifan Daxue). The purpose of the Institute is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of China through primarily expanding the study of Chinese language and culture at the College of William and Mary and in the neighboring communities of Virginia.

This position is a fixed-term appointment for one year with annual renewals.The Managing Director is responsible for the operational aspects and day-to-day administration of the Institute. The incumbent works closely with the Director of the WMCI and carries major responsibilities in the supervision of the Institute' programs, financial operations, program logistics and other needs of the Institute. The work involves designing, implementation, coordination and administration of educational, scholarly, and community out-reach and engagement programs.The major tasks also include developing budgets, making grant proposals to Hanban, and managing all the financial needs and activities of the Institute. The successful candidate will design and participate in cultural events, and will initiate and maintain contacts with all interested and participating units at the College, external organizations and corporations, and K-12 schools over collaborative projects and programs. S/he will also assist with program evaluation and with determining the direction of the future educational curriculums, research activities, cultural programmings and training programs.

The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of education curriculum, instructional practices, service delivery, research or administration.Considerable knowledge of state and local government policies and procedures and state agency functions is also required.This position also requires the candidate to have excellent people and communication abilities, knowledge of information systems for word processing and spreadsheet application, resource allocation skills and budget management skills.Candidate must be fluent in English and proficient in Chinese.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required along with prior experience with program administration, grant writing and/or development. An advanced degree is preferred, and experience working in a higher education institution with diverse faculty and students is ideal.

For full consideration visit http://jobs.wm.edu and submit a cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information for 3 professional references. The site will prompt for names and contact information of your references. After submission, your referees will be contacted by us via email to submit a letter of reference. All inquiries about this position should be directed to Dr. Yanfang Tang, Chair of the Search Committee, at yxtang[at]wm[dot]edu.

Review will begin September 12, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. The College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posted by zzhu at 08:32 PM

July 08, 2011

Selector/Editor, The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

East View Information Services, (http://www.eastview.com/) a leader in supplying academic, public and government libraries with foreign-language information resources, seeks a motivated, dynamic and technologically savvy individual to fill the position of Selector/Editor for our Current Digest Division.

Position: Selector/Editor, The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

Responsibilities:
--Selecting and condensing articles from the Chinese press for
translation and inclusion in a weekly digest;
--Writing headlines for feature articles and entries for the table of contents;
--Editing Chinese-English translations of articles from the Chinese press, including verifying their accuracy;
--Translating Chinese articles into English as needed; --Coordinating the digest’s production schedule and supervising staff as needed;
--Serving as an authority on questions regarding policy, terminology, style, etc.

Qualifications:

--A college degree (MA preferred) in Chinese, Chinese/East Asian area studies or a related field;
--Ability to efficiently scan and read the Chinese press, condense articles;
--Knowledge of and interest in current Chinese affairs, including economy, military, ecology, education, law, and culture;
--Prior Chinese-English translation experience;
--Prior English-language writing and editing experience;
--Ability to meet weekly deadlines;
--Proficiency in MS Office, familiarity with Adobe InDesign a plus.

Note: This position is located at East View Information Services' Minneapolis headquarters.

About The Current Digest of the Chinese Press: Published weekly, The Current Digest of the Chinese Press presents a selection of Chinese-language press materials, carefully translated into English. The Current Digest’s mission is to provide the reader with a broad picture of the news presented to the Chinese public, be it domestic, regional or international. Features and articles included in The Current Digest are selected with an eye to providing the greatest depth of coverage possible, including both the facts surrounding pivotal events and commentaries on underlying causes, the broader context and potential future developments.

Applications: Candidates should submit a CV, resume and short writing sample to jobs[at]eastview[dot]com.

Posted by zzhu at 02:54 PM

June 14, 2011

Program Officer, International Resource Center

Summary Description
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (TFK) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-governmental organization that works to reduce tobacco use in the U.S. and globally. In 2007, the Campaign became one of five partners in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, a global initiative aimed at reducing tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries. To achieve the goal of reducing tobacco use globally, the Campaign engages in political advocacy to encourage countries to adopt proven policies that reduce tobacco consumption.

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of cigarettes, with more than half of the male population and nearly 30% of the total population – some 301 million people -- being smokers. The country, as a signatory of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention for Tobacco Control, is obligated to enact tobacco control policies, including bans on smoking in indoor public places and work places, a total ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, effective warnings on cigarette packs, and higher tobacco taxes and prices. But a combination of factors has led to weak implementation and enforcement.

Position Summary
The Program Officer is a member of TFK’s fast-paced, results-oriented International Resource Center. The program officer is responsible for overseeing the overall administrative functioning of TFK’s China office, for helping to formulate strategies aimed at promoting tobacco control in China and for managing a portfolio of grants to Chinese non-governmental organizations (NGO), civil society groups and governmental agencies. This position requires strong management skills and a broad understanding of China’s current environment and its tobacco control- and industry-related policies. It also requires constant communication with grantees, coordination of grantee activities with TFK efforts and other international partner organizations and identification of technical assistance needs of grantees. This position requires cultural sensitivity, attention to detail, patience and an interest in public health issues.

Primary Duties
• Help formulate strategies to promote tobacco control policies in China and identify partners in the country consistent with TFK’s overall strategic direction.
• Track and monitor development of tobacco control-related policy developments in China, identify strategic opportunities and develop relationships with key policymakers and other stakeholders.
• Oversee administration of TFK’s China office, including efforts related to strengthening its local presence.
• Work closely with grantees to help them in implementing their grant projects, including coordinating assistance as required.
• Liaise with TFK staff to assure provision of focused communications, legal and research support for grantees.
• Help monitor project implementation by grantees, including preparing regular and ad hoc reports for TFK’s internal use and external reporting, responding to inquiries and grant histories as requested.
• Participate as part of the TFK team to negotiate new proposals, review existing projects and take part in working meetings with grantees.
• Help review, analyze, monitor, and evaluate grant proposals, plans, budgets and reports.
• Assist in grant monitoring for TFK and administrative/financial support to grantees to assure consistent progress, grant processing and reporting.
• Help identify needs for midstream program adjustments to achieve desired results, and facilitate where necessary.
• Help organize workshops, trainings and meetings, and take on other duties as needed.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
• Demonstrated attention to detail.
• Cultural sensitivity.
• Ability to perform effectively under pressure.
• Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to be flexible and modify priorities as needed.
• Ability to travel within country and internationally.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in Mandarin Chinese and English.
• Commitment to public interest work.
• Knowledge of and proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Education and Experience
• University degree required; public health, public policy, international development or related degree with international focus preferred.
• Four (4) years related experience working in an international development organization or working on public interest advocacy campaigns.
• Experience in public policy or tobacco control.

Resumes may be emailed to jobs[at]tobaccofreekids[dot]org in either MS Word or Adobe PDF format, or by fax to 202.296.5427.

Posted by zzhu at 02:16 PM

China program officer, Asia Catalyst

Asia Catalyst partners with activists in Asia to inspire, create and launch innovative, self-sustaining programs and organizations that advance human rights, social justice and environmental protection. We link up Asian community leaders, journalists, activists and lawyers with each other and with international experts who can help them to realize their visions.

For a new two-year NGO capacity-building project to be launched this fall, Asia Catalyst is looking to hire a full-time program manager for its China Program to start September 1, 2011. The position will be based out of our New York office and will be a two-year minimum commitment. The program officer will work closely with the China program director and a program assistant to draft curriculum materials, will use them to conduct small-group trainings of health rights groups in Chinese, and will provide coaching support by telephone and in person in between each training.

REQUIRED SKILLS
• MA/MS or other graduate degree
• Experience teaching middle school or high school
• Fluent spoken and written Mandarin Chinese
• Field experience in China
• Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and grasp of human rights issues facing affected populations
• Willingness to travel frequently to China and ability to work on a flexible schedule to accommodate communications over several time zones
• Excellent problem-solving abilities
• Excellent logistical and communication skills
• Strong team player who can also work independently when needed
• Adventurous and entrepreneurial outlook

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work collaboratively with program director to outline curricula for quarterly training sessions and draft teaching materials in nonprofit management
• Assist in screening and selecting program participants through application review and interviews
• Cooperate with China-based program assistant to coordinate logistical aspects of quarterly trainings
• Prepare and co-facilitate training sessions in Mandarin Chinese
• Work collaboratively with program director to monitor program quality and impact
• Assist program director in responsible financial management of cohort project

Please write to info[at]asiacatalyst[dot]org with a resume, 2-page writing sample and 1-page cover letter in English describing your experience and qualifications, and provide contact information for two references. Please specify the position for which you are applying. Applicants who do not include all these materials will not be considered. We will only contact applicants we wish to interview. We will begin interviews on July 15th and will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Posted by zzhu at 11:37 AM

April 13, 2011

Position at Sotheby's: Chinese Works of Art Specialist

Sotheby's is currently looking for a Chinese Works of Art Specialist (based in New York) with at least 5 years of work experience and Mandarin oral and written skills.

Job Description
Job Title: Specialist
Department: Chinese Works of Art
Reporting To: Caroline Schulten and Christina Prescott-Walker

Position Summary
Working as a Specialist in the Chinese Works of Art department in New York focusing on all aspects of the auction process including expertise, business-getting and client development.

Responsibilities
• Responsibility for the cataloguing process in the department; working with the other members of the department to ensure the sale is properly researched and catalogued. Duties include catalogue production, layout and design as well as writing catalogue notes and condition reports
• Negotiate sale terms, explain auction procedures and provide seamless service to clients throughout auction process.
• Assisting with the sourcing of consignments by evaluating and appraising Works of Art for estimate requests, walk-in appointments and trade clients. Provide estimates and work with Senior Specialists as appropriate to confirm evaluations and maintain close follow-up on property that has been estimated but not yet consigned for sale.
• Assist with exhibition set up
• Work with all specialists to sell the sale by helping clients at the exhibition; speaking to clients about the property; develop, track and communicate client interest in lots; and execute bids at sale
• Evaluate client’s property at Sotheby’s and at client locations, including participation in full valuation projects
• Working proactively on client development - actively managing client relationships for Sotheby’s in order to enhance client loyalty and generate business

Qualifications
• Expertise and experience of the Chinese Works of Art market with at least 5 years work experience, ideally within the auction business
• Knowledge of both written and oral Mandarin Chinese is preferred
• Self starter
• A team player with excellent communication skills
• Thorough, focused, with a passion and commitment to the field
• Professional and discreet client service skills
• Excellent writing and organizational skills
• Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment and meet constant deadlines
• Strong multi-tasker

Posted by zzhu at 11:48 PM

April 12, 2011

NYU in Shanghai is hiring!

Position Summary
NYU Shanghai, a new campus of NYU under development, and slated to open in the Pudong District of Shanghai, China during September of 2013, is seeking a translator and events administrator. This individual will serve as lead interpreter and translator for all types of communication to and from Chinese and English. Working independently, this individual will also ensure that NYU in Shanghai's New York City office needs and goals are met by organizing events, planning meetings, managing small projects, and contributing to the image and functioning of the office. The preferred candidate will have a professional demeanor, experienced at and capable of interacting appropriately with visiting dignitaries and delegations. The candidate must be capable of fluent translation between Chinese and English and between English and Chinese, both orally and in writing. The role will be based in New York at NYU's main campus.

Qualifications/Required Education
Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
Experience providing fluent translation between Chinese and English and between English and Chinese, both orally and in writing. Experience planning and implementing events and activities, interacting with vendors, and managing small projects.

Preferred Experience
Simultaneous translation experience a plus, but not required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Candidate must have excellent organization, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. Ability to communicate policies and procedures to a diverse population at all levels. Be capable of fluent translation both between Chinese and English and between English and Chinese; both orally and in writing. Have a thorough understanding of American and Chinese cultural nuances. Strong customer service skills. Strong and professional interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills. Competent writer, capable of drafting professional and nuanced correspondence. Proven ability to manage multiple contacts / touch points for multiple inquiries at a given time. Excellent planning, analytical and problem solving skills. Effective people management and negotiation skills and ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams. Have prior experience participating in team efforts on complex, collaborative projects. Capable of and accustomed to work well under pressure. Capable of prioritizing and remaining organized in an active and multi-tasking environment. Professional demeanor; comfort interacting and communicating with all levels. Excellent judgment, discretion, tact and ability to maintain confidences are essential. Advanced proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and basic scheduling software.

Web link
www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=53213

Posted by zzhu at 10:53 PM

Job posting - Coordinator, Year of China, Brown University

Position Summary
Position will provide administrative support to the Year of China initiative. Will work with a wide range of people and offices at Brown to organize and coordinate many activities, ranging from small, informal gatherings to high-profile speaking events. The position will serve as a resource for all information pertaining to the Year of China, and will be responsible for producing publicity materials, promoting attendance at events, writing articles and keeping the website fresh and vibrant.

Will be responsible for organizing and managing student volunteers.

Job Qualifications
Must have strong organizational skills and ability to attend to details. This position requires the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and a wide spectrum of visitors. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. Understanding of Brown's internal procedures and policies very helpful; knowledge of China and Greater China helpful but not necessary.

https://careers.brown.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117149

Posted by zzhu at 10:42 PM

March 06, 2011

China Program Coordinator, Colorado State University

Colorado State University
Position Description
China Program Coordinator
International Student & Scholar Services
Office of International Programs


Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for the position of China Program Coordinator within the Office of International Programs. The China Program Coordinator works with CSU Chinese and other strategic partner universities, and helps coordinate policies and procedures to facilitate effective recruitment and retention of international students. The China Program Coordinator provides services and programs for international students and scholars, international partners, and the campus community. The China Program Coordinator must have the skills necessary to bring diverse individuals together in a sense of community, mutual respect, and support.

Colorado State University has extensive engagement with China which includes strategic university partnerships, dual degree programs, rapidly expanding enrollment of students, scholar exchange, a joint research institute, China office, and curricular developments. The China Program Coordinator will work closely with faculty and staff to develop and implement programs, services, and act as a key liaison to facilitate these relationships and to ensure the positive exchange experiences of program participants. In addition, the China Program Coordinator will be involved in supporting various recruitment and retention efforts underway at Colorado State University.

International Programs at Colorado State University have many dimensions, but the overarching goal is to promote the internationalization of the campus. International Programs include providing the means for faculty and students to participate in international experiences on campus and in foreign settings, providing faculty with opportunities to travel and work outside the US, providing students the opportunity to study outside the US, providing opportunities for international students and professionals to pursue degrees, contribute to research, or to attend non-degree training.

Colorado State University offers extensive services to over 1,400 international students and scholars. These services include advising, programming, recruitment, student activities, immigration processing, and liaison with government agencies, other campus units, overseas partners, and the local community.

Colorado State University is in Fort Collins, a city with a population of approximately 140,000 people, which is 100 kilometers north of Denver. The city offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Located at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins provides easy access to numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.

Responsibilities:
• Provide services and programs to support student integration and success for Chinese students, and the entire international student and scholar population, at Colorado State University.
• Facilitate the student transfer/dual degree program by supporting the transcript analysis, scholarship awards, etc. of other CSU offices.
• Serve as a central point of communication and liaison for Chinese students, Chinese partners, and CSU faculty and staff.
• Communicate with students, academic departments, campus offices, and overseas partners to ensure effective and timely service delivery.
• Plan and implement programs for special student populations to build community, foster intercultural education, and to promote student retention and success.
• Maintain and disseminate information regarding the China Program including reports, budgets, and program data related to applicants, students, financial transactions, and contracts.
• Help develop print and electronic materials for a Chinese audience, and assist with translation of documents written in Chinese.
• Support needs of inbound and outbound delegations.
• Coordinate activities related to student recruitment programs including partner universities worldwide, the Visiting International Programs (VIP), agency agreements, and other recruitment support.
• Create manuals and procedures related to student recruitment programs, programming outreach, and pertinent administrative matters.
• Support procedures related to sponsored students.
• Maintain relevant records and statistics of foreign nationals working and studying at the University and provide reports for the department.
• Serve as a liaison between Colorado State University, government agencies, students, and the local community.
• Evaluate financial documentation and prepare immigration documents for international students and scholars.
• Provide or assist with ISSS programs such as orientation, coffee hours, and host families.
• Assist with office communication efforts through electronic newsletters, program announcements, and webpage updates.
• Represent the University, as appropriate, at conferences, symposia, and working groups devoted to international student and scholar issues.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• One year of professional experience in a setting that is relevant for this position.
• Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Chinese.
• Chinese language proficiency with effective oral and written communication.
• Experience in the design and implementation of outreach programs such as workshops, orientation sessions and other comparable activities.
• High degree of organization to maintain records, issue reports, and provide timely services.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications in such areas as database maintenance and reporting or comparable software applications.
• Personal or professional experience working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to intercultural sensitivity.
• Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of ability to work as a team member.
• Legal authorization to work in the United States.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
• Master’s degree.
• Knowledge of Chinese educational policies/context such as familiarity with Confucius Institutes.
• Minimum of four months of study, employment or residence outside of the United States, preferably in China.
• Familiarity with U.S. admissions procedures and foreign educational systems.
• Experience working with Chinese universities, students, and educational services.
• International student programming experience.

Salary range is in the high thirties.

Completed applications must be received by March 31, 2011. For full consideration, applications must be received by the deadline; however, the candidate pool will be kept open until the position is filled. Application consisting of: 1) letter of interest addressing all position qualifications; 2) resume and 3) names, titles, addresses of three references should be submitted via e-mail to weltha.mcgraw @colostate.edu.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services Building. In order to assist Colorado State in meeting affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to so identify themselves.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment are conducted. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

Posted by zzhu at 05:00 PM

January 19, 2011

Job announcement: Manager, Confucius Institute @ China Institute

POSITION: MANAGER, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MANDARIN TEACHERS, CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE @ CHINA INSTITUTE

REQUIREMENTS:

China Institute is seeking a dynamic Program Manager, Professional Development for Language Teachers & Confucius Institute @ China Institute (CI@CI). Working with a 3-staff team in New York, the Manager will manage various CI@CI programs providing professional development training and curriculum development mainly focused on pK-12 Chinese language teachers in America.

The ideal candidate will have a BA or MA in Education or related areas including Chinese history, sociology, anthropology or international studies; native or near native Mandarin language skills; very strong administrative and management skills; experience utilizing or creating education technology; strong computer skills. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills are required, as is a readiness to travel to China.

Education or training in teaching Mandarin Chinese language as a foreign language is highly desirable, as well as prior experience living and traveling in China.

Please go to China Institute's website for a list of detail duties:
http://www.chinainstitute.org/about/careers/

HOW TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and CV to Human Resources, China Institute, 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065.

hr[at]chinainstitute.org

No phone calls please.

Posted by zzhu at 03:33 PM

December 13, 2010

Job posting - Program Coordinator, Chinese Language Education & Research Center (CLERC)

Program Coordinator, Chinese Language Education & Research Center (CLERC)

Job Description:
The program coordinator will manage the daily operations of the educational programs at the Chinese Language Education and Research Center (CLERC), and report to the director of CLERC. The coordinator will also communicate regularly with schools, institutions, communities and collaborating organizations in both US and China for program implementation and development.

*Please note that CLERC does not provide visa sponsorship at this time*

Responsibilities:
Program Management
The program coordinator will assist in managing the daily operations of the following programs:
• Professional development programs for Chinese language teachers
• Summer study abroad programs for US college student
• Chinese teaching materials development and promotion
• Master’s degree program in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Conference Management
The coordinator will assist in the operations and logistics of the Chinese Language Education Forum (CLEF) hosted by CLERC

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required
• MA degree in Education or related areas preferred
• Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and excellent cross-cultural skills
• Strong project management skills and team-oriented
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience with Microsoft Office programs
• 2-3 years of Chinese language teaching experience preferred

Please check CLERC profile on our website (www.nanhai.com) before submitting resume to ensure compatible goals between CLERC and yourself. Email resume and cover letter to may@nanhai.com.

Posted by zzhu at 04:26 PM

November 24, 2010

Two faculty positions at Shantou University

Associate Professor or Professor
Shantou University, Guangdong Province, China

Shantou University (the College of Liberal Arts, Center for International Studies) invites applications for two full-time positions in Philosophy and Global History, to begin in the fall 2011.

University Background
Shantou University, located in Shantou, Guangdong Province, is the only comprehensive university in the eastern region of the province with a population of over 20 million people. Founded in 1981 by the Chinese Government and Mr. Li Ka-Shing, Shantou University has been receiving significant funding from Li Ka-Shing Foundation. In the last 29 years, the Li Ka-Shing Foundation has donated over 3.3 billion Hong Kong dollars to university development and will donate an additional 2 billion Hong Kong dollars to the university in the next eight years.

Shantou University currently has over 1,400 staff and over 9,000 students working toward Bachelor, Masters and PhD degrees in Colleges and Schools of Arts and Design, Business, Engineering, Journalisms and Communications, Law, Liberal Arts, Medicine, and Science.

Recognized as a leading reform university in China, Shantou University has been transforming into an internationalized university through education reform since 2001. The reform efforts encompass academic governance; personnel, finance, and resources management; credit systems; English enhancement program, active and service learning paradigms; residential college system and so on. More recently, the University embarked on university wide curriculum redesign and development of advanced undergraduate programs.

College of Liberal Arts Background
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is one of the nine main schools in Shantou University. With support from the University and the Li Ka-Shing Foundation, CLA has established several centers (the Institute of English Language and Literature, the Center for Overseas Examinations, the Center for Women Studies, the Center for International Studies (CIS), and the Center for Christian Studies) in addition to its primary academic departments. The College offers degree programs in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Chinese Philology, Study of Literature and Arts, Chinese Ancient Literature, and English Language and Literature. The College frequently invites national and international scholars to campus to give lectures and speeches for students and arranges for undergraduates and post-graduates to participate in community service activities. Currently, the College is undertaking a series of curricular, student, and faculty development initiatives.

Center for International Studies Background
With the establishment of a multinational, multidisciplinary faculty and the expansion of its liberal arts curriculum, the new Center for International Studies (CIS) contributes to the internationalization of Shantou education. Center faculty members teach and study regional and global studies, offer elective courses in English and Chinese to all undergraduates, cooperate with various departments in creating a core general education curriculum, and promote a more comprehensive English-language academic curriculum across the College and the campus. The Center has academic connections with national and international institutions, including the Fulbright Program (Beijing) and the Hong Kong American Center (CUHK), supports student exchange programs with leading universities in Europe and North America, and initiates an annual International Lecturers Series.

Position Requirements
The Center for International Studies seeks to recruit two faculty members at the rank of associate or full professor in the fields of philosophy and global history.

Philosophy: the successful candidate must be prepared to teach courses in ethics and one or more of the following areas: history of philosophy, political philosophy, continental philosophy, or philosophy of mind.

Global history: the successful candidate must be prepared to teach courses in global history, and one or more of the following areas: Greece and Rome, the Enlightenment, intellectual or environmental history, or globalization.

General Requirements: an earned Ph.D. or a comparable advanced degree. Demonstrated English proficiency required. Previous teaching experience, and the ability to teach courses in both Chinese (Putonghua) and English are preferable.

Salaries and Benefits: annual salaries (12-month basis) are competitive including medical insurance, housing, and/or other benefits.

Application Procedure: Interested candidate should send his/her cover letter with a C.V., three names of reference and/or other relevant information to:
Terry Bodenhorn
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Shantou University
243 Daxue Road, Shantou University
Shantou, Guangdong, China 515063

Candidates may also submit applications or queries via e-mail to wuwenjuan@stu.edu.cn. Please indicate the job title in the subject header.

For more information about Shantou University and College of Liberal Arts please visit
http://www.stu.edu.cn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shantou_University
http://www.wxy.stu.edu.cn/Eng/Index.aspx
http://www.wxy.stu.edu.cn/Eng/Intro/index.aspx?fkID=77

Posted by zzhu at 09:36 AM

November 10, 2010

Job opening at the College Board - Assistant Director, Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives

Job ID: SJ20102110-43962
https://careers.collegeboard.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-9489&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

Description:
The Assistant Director will manage the daily operations of the Chinese Guest Teacher Program. This program brings teachers from China to teach Chinese language and culture in K-12 schools across the United States. This highly organized individual will work in collaboration with internal and external teams to plan and manage the application process, facilitate on-site and online professional development programs, communicate with teachers and administrators, as well as track and report on program results.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Management
• Develop annual program procedures and timelines. Manage the application process, match teachers and schools, and guide teachers through visa application procedures.
• Coordinate network of field experts consulting for the program and conducting site visits
• Conduct site visits to monitor programs and observe guest teachers.
• Collect and analyze feedback reports from teachers and host school. .
• Prepare, monitor, and reforecast the program budget
Teacher Support
• Provide ongoing support to guest teachers on issues related to teaching, living in the U.S., and cultural understanding.
• Coordinate the implementation of on-site and online professional development for teachers and administrators.
• Identify key topics of concern for guest teachers to be addressed through professional development, support resources, and mentoring.
Communications
• Communicate regularly with guest teachers and school district representatives and provide a timely response to inquiries.
• Facilitate communication between host institutions and guest teachers and troubleshoot issues.
• Communicate regularly with representatives at collaborating organizations in the U.S. and China about program planning and implementation.
• Manage communication records and program documentation.
• Develop and distribute official program documents, promotional materials, presentations, and other print materials as needed.
• Serve as a program representative at annual orientation and trainings, professional conferences, and other events.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required.
M.A. degree in Education or related degree strongly preferred.
Minimum of 2-3 years Chinese language teaching experience.
Experience working in public K-12 education in teacher and/or administrative capacity preferred.

Related Skills & Other Requirements
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese language and knowledgeable of Chinese culture.
Excellent skills in project and data management.
Ability to be diplomatic and work with other cultures.
Strong organizational skills.
Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Detail oriented.
Able to function in a team-oriented unit.

This position will be subject to a background check.

The College Board is dedicated to the principle of equal opportunity and its programs, services and employment policies are guided by that principle.

Requirements:
Desired Travel 25% - 50%
Areas of Expertise Program Management
Highest Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Full Time
Location New York, NY
Years of Relevant Experience 2-3

Posted by zzhu at 08:04 PM

October 13, 2010

Bowling Green State University, Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages, Assistant Professor of Chinese

Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in Chinese language and culture studies, literature, film or related field to begin August 2011.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. before beginning in the position.
Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, ability to teach Chinese at all undergraduate levels, and relevant teaching experience are required. Duties include teaching literature and culture in translation in a growing Chinese program and participation in a vibrant Asian Studies program. Experience in grant writing desirable.

Send letter of application, four current letters of recommendation, c.v., and a copy of transcripts to: Search Committee, Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages, Shatzel Hall 103, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Deadline for receipt: 23 December 2010. Applications will be reviewed until
position is filled.

Bowling Green State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and
individuals with disabilities.

Posted by zzhu at 09:50 PM

Chinese studies positions at Georgia State University

Georgia State University has made a commitment to further enhance its interdisciplinary focus in Chinese studies. As part of this effort, the University announces 3 tenure-track positions in Chinese Studies to be filled beginning with Fall 2011. These are: a tenure track position in Chinese language teaching (open rank), Department of Modern and Classical Languages; a tenure-track position in Chinese political economy (open rank), Department of Political Science, and a tenure-track position in Chinese business (open rank); Institute of International Business.

Application Process: Positions will be filled through respective departments. For the position in Modern and Classical Languages, please contact Fernando Reati (freati[at]gsu.edu). For the position in Political Science, please contact Bill Downs (wdowns2[at]gsu.edu ). For the position in the Institute of international Business, please contact S. Tamer Cavusgil (cavusgil[at]gsu.edu).

* Log # for Political Sciences Position: #12-001/PVA#59875
* Log # for RCB position: #12-003/PVA#58637
* Log # for MCL: 12-005/#PVA52540

Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women and people of color.

Posted by zzhu at 11:39 AM

September 22, 2010

Transylvania University seeks a Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

Transylvania University, a selective liberal arts college of 1,100 students in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese language and culture starting in the fall of 2011.

Duties include three courses per semester, plus one four-week May term course that provides students with original learning experiences and the possibility to travel abroad. The ability to teach in an additional discipline such as literature, history, philosophy, economics, or religion would be a plus. The successful
candidate will play a key role in developing a new Asian Studies program and also teach in Transylvania’s innovative Foundations of the Liberal Arts interdisciplinary program, which is required of
all first-year students and provides them with the framework necessary for the successful pursuit of a liberal arts education.

Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English is required, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Transylvania’s Bingham Awards for Excellence in Teaching
may provide substantial salary supplements for exceptional candidates or smaller start-up awards for those who have recently earned the Ph.D. Candidates should have a Ph.D. by September 2011 or ABD with a fixed defense date. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2010.

Founded in 1780, Transylvania is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. It is consistently ranked and praised in leading national college guides. Student/faculty ratio is 12:1, and the average class size is 17. Transylvania’s beautiful campus is nestled on the edge of downtown Lexington, a bustling city of 270,000 people and a regional center for entertainment, sports, and the arts.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Send the material to Dr. Brian Arganbright, Chinese Search Committee
Chair, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky 40508.

Transylvania University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the racial and cultural diversity of its faculty.

Posted by zzhu at 09:12 PM

China Education Initiative

The China Education Initiative (CEI) is pleased to announce that it is now recruiting Campus Ambassadors (CAs) for the 2010-11 school year.

Established in 2008 under the auspices of Princeton University, Tsinghua University, and the Ford Foundation, CEI is an innovative non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China by enlisting the US and China's most promising future leaders in the effort. Through the institution of a US-China Teaching Fellows program, CEI meets the pressing need for exceptional teachers in China's understaffed low-income rural schools, while fostering a constituency of young leaders positioned to advance the cause of educational equity and effect long-term systemic change.

The China Education Initiative:
-Provides exceptional and enthusiastic teachers to schools in need. CEI recruits, trains, and supports outstanding graduates from premiere Chinese and US universities, assigning them as Teaching Fellows to two-year posts in understaffed low-income schools;
-Works at the forefront of China-US relations as the first and only program to pair Chinese and American university graduates in a long-term service initiative;
-Is funded by the Ford Foundation and works in partnership with Teach for All (Teach for America's global network), Princeton in Asia, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Goldman Sachs, among other prominent groups.

If the teaching fellowship opportunity as explained above does not fit into your current goals--please note that CEI is also looking to hire Campus Ambassadors at the University of Michigan. Campus ambassadors are student representatives who work in close collaboration with CEI recruitment staff in designing and implementing a comprehensive strategy aimed at inspiring outstanding student leaders on their campus to apply for the 2011 Teaching Fellowship. Campus Ambassadors have a unique opportunity to develop their professional skills in networking, marketing strategies, and communication while gaining an understanding of how a successful international nonprofit organization operates. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates who are interested in applying to be a Teaching Fellow or staff member upon graduation.

Although this is a volunteer position, Campus Ambassadors will be given special consideration for CEI internships in Beijing and CEI Teaching Fellowships. Students with an interest in Asian studies, education, marketing and nonprofit management are highly encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume to recruiting@chinaeducationinitiative.org.

If you have any questions or interest in either the Teaching Fellow position or the Campus Ambassador position please email Lucy Liu the current campus ambassador at the U of M at lucyilan@umich.edu. Thank you again for your interest in the China Education Initiative and our mission to end educational inequity in China.

Posted by zzhu at 09:52 AM

September 19, 2010

Tenure-Track Position in Modern Chinese History – Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Modern Chinese History beginning August 2011. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in History or Asian Studies, college-level teaching experience, and interdisciplinary interests. We seek applicants able to teach a broad range of courses covering the social, intellectual and political/institutional history of the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Research interests may be in any sub-field of modern Chinese history, but candidates should have a proven record of work with primary and archival sources. The successful candidate will be the inaugural holder of the Goldman Chair in Asian Studies for the first five years of their term at Sarah Lawrence. "The Merle Rosenblatt Goldman Chair in Asian Studies," has been established by Marshall Goldman and Merle Rosenblatt Goldman, an alumna of Sarah Lawrence College. The application should include the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement addressing the candidate's approach to teaching and research interests, syllabi for two proposed courses, a sample of scholarly writing, graduate transcripts and three letters of reference. Deadline for applications: October 15, 2010. To apply for the position, please go to: https://slc.simplehire.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=50460.

Sarah Lawrence College is a small liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our Web site at: http://www.slc.edu. SLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to achieving a racially and culturally diverse community.

Posted by zzhu at 04:28 PM

July 21, 2010

Indiana University East Asian Studies Center outreach coordinator position opening

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University announces a position opening for an outreach coordinator. Please see the job description and qualifications below. This is a full-time professional staff position with benefits. Applications must be submitted through the Indiana University Online Application (OLA) system. To access the job announcement in OLA, please follow the steps below:

Go to http://www.jobs.indiana.edu/ .
Click on “University OLA” on the left.
Click on “Browse Jobs” at the top.
Select “Bloomington” for Location, and click on “Search.”
Scroll down to position number 2132, Outreach Coordinator

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Outreach Coordinator
Job Description: Plans, coordinates, and implements East Asian Studies Center’s (EASC) K-12 and general public outreach programs in compliance with IU, Center, federal, and private foundation policies and procedures. Manages the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) K-12 teacher professional development program, which includes overseeing Teaching about Asia seminars for K-12 teachers throughout the Midwest and South and a national, weeklong Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School workshop each summer. Hires, trains, and supervises the three-member outreach staff; establishes procedures within the outreach programs; directs budgets and prepares expenditure reports; writes performance reports; collaborates with external organizations, external partners, and internal partners; coordinates EASC’s volunteer program for local outreach activities; edits a biannual newsletter for K-12 educators; and represents the Center at national workshops and conferences. This position is grant-funded.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in a field with an East Asian focus and working knowledge of an East Asian language; two years of international experience, including residence or extended travel overseas; and at three years of administrative experience, including event planning and preparing budget and financial reports required. Strong writing skills and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse actors both in and beyond the university, including Center faculty and staff, K-12 educators, and representatives of government agencies and private foundations needed.

Indiana University is an equal employment opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.

Posted by zzhu at 11:29 AM

April 08, 2010

Job opening at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Johns Hopkins University
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Classified Title: Enrollment Management/Admissions Coordinator
Department: Hopkins Nanjing Center Washington Support Office (HNCWSO) Status: FT/ M-F/12 months
Reports to: Assistant Director of HNCWSO
Date: April 2010

Position Purpose
To perform a wide range of admissions duties, focusing primarily on the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Approximately 50% of the Admissions Coordinator’s time is spent directly recruiting American and international students for graduate study in Nanjing, China. Designs and organizes an active fall recruitment season to attract qualified students using targeted plans and recruitment goals.
Serves as part of the admissions committee in reviewing and assessing applications.

Key Accountabilities
Admissions Functions
• Organizes and manages all admissions activities for American and international students interested in the certificate and MA programs of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.
• Collaboratively develops targeted recruitment plans and goals.
• Exercises substantial independent judgment in targeting students with excellent Chinese language proficiency
• Interviews and evaluates prospective applicants.
• Converts prospects into formal applicants
• As a member of the selection committee reviews and evaluates applications to select qualified applicants for admissions.
• Makes recommendations to financial aid in support of admitted applicants
• Performs pre and post admissions outreach counseling admits, denied and waitlisted candidates.
• Maintains online admissions records.
• Arranges Chinese language tests for applicants.
• Liaisons with the director and staff of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in China

Communications
• Develops professional relationships with faculty at undergraduate institutions with strong Chinese language programs
• Communicates with students, applicants, and faculty regarding admissions process and policies.
• Provides professional guidance to applicants about educational planning.
• Conducts group information sessions for visiting students, open houses and recruitment fairs, etc.
• Coordinates a periodic newsletter
• Works collaboratively to create marketing materials, including recruitment brochures

Web Content Management
• Maintains and updates the Hopkins-Nanjing Center website
• Enters changes to website
• Provides written content for website and/or other forms of electronic communications or marketing materials

Miscellaneous
• Works collaboratively and regularly with students, applicants, faculty, SAIS deans and administrators, as well as external applicants
• Travels (extensively in the fall) locally, nationally and internationally for networking and other program related activities (seminars, meet with alumni, companies/organizations, etc.)
• Assists in general professional development activities for the Admissions Office.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Application can be made at
https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_search.cfm
Using requisition number 43278.

Posted by zzhu at 10:06 PM

March 04, 2010

China Energy Jobs!

1. State Department – China Expert

The Office of Global Change is looking for strong candidates to fill several new positions. We support the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change in leading international negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Major Economies Forum, and other international bodies. We shape the development and implementation of climate change and energy partnerships, including the Global Partnership launched by the Major Economies Forum and the Asia-Pacific Partnership, as well as efforts on adaptation and land-use cooperation.

Work in a fast-paced and high-profile environment. The work is demanding, intellectually challenging, and requires international travel. We are looking to fill the following positions:
- Adaptation Negotiator
- Coordinator of Climate Change Assistance Programs
- Climate Change Mitigation/ Energy Technology Expert
- China Expert

General Qualifications for all positions:
• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
• Ability to write clearly and succinctly under time pressure.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to reliably deliver on multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
• Ability to operate significantly under own initiative, crafting proposals and policy recommendations with minimal guidance.
• Academic background and experience in public policy, economics, and environmental and/or energy issues.
• Strong team player who is eager to jump in to take care of crises as they emerge.
• Ability to work with a wide variety of actors, including policymakers, representatives of other governments, business and the non-governmental community.

The China Expert will:
• Be the staff lead on climate change issues in China.
• Recommend strategic priorities for high-level policy and programmatic engagement with China.
• Help manage the bilateral and diplomatic relationships with China on climate change and clean energy.
• Draft briefing memos and talking points related to China.
• Undertake research projects relating to China and climate change.

The ideal Candidate would:
• Be expert on climate change and/or energy in China.
• Understand political dynamics in China.
• Have lived in China, with experience dealing with Chinese government and/or commercial enterprises.
• Speak and read Mandarin.
This position is offered at a level commensurate with background and experience.


2. Department of Energy - Director, Office of East Asian Affairs

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Office of East Asian Affairs. The incumbent of this position will serve as a recognized authority providing independent recommendations and decisions within assigned areas of responsibility. The Office of East Asian Affairs is the focal point within the Department of Energy (DOE) for development, coordination, and implementation of U.S. energy policy objectives in East Asia. This includes bilateral activities with China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan as well as multilateral activities with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and other fora. Among these activities, the highest priority is U.S. bilateral energy cooperation with China. This Office represents the Department in interagency, intergovernmental, and international meetings related to East Asia energy cooperation. It develops and implements strategies to promote clean energy, fight climate change, enhance energy security, fight energy poverty, and remove impediments to international energy trade and investment.

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86120838&JobTitle=Director%2c+Office+of+East+Asian+Affairs&q=China&sort=rv%2c-dtex&cn=&rad_units=miles&brd=3876&pp=50&jbf574=DN00&vw=b&re=134&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&caller=advanced.aspx&AVSDM=2010-02-26+11%3a46%3a00

Posted by zzhu at 10:21 PM

January 28, 2010

Job opening: Outreach Manager at Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center

Outreach Manager (http://www.brookings.edu/about/employment/CHI9157.aspx?p=1)

Please email your application to foreignpolicyjobs@brookings.edu.

Basic Function
Responsible for assisting in the creation and implementation of strategy to raise funds and enhance media coverage for the John L. Thornton China Center in the Foreign Policy (FP) program; conduct development and media outreach.

Education/Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, preferably in international communications, marketing, political science, or related fields. Minimum four years relevant professional work experience required (external affairs, communications, marketing, development, or similar field). Experience with media and donors interested in foreign policy and international affairs, and experience working with both American and Chinese business culture and media preferred.

Knowledge Requirements
Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese required (writing, reading, and speaking). Familiarity with foreign policy issues and international relations. Knowledge of contemporary Chinese social, political, and economic issues, including relations with the United States. Superior qualitative writing and editing ability, excellent organizational and communication skills, proficiency in Internet research and standard office software programs, ability to prioritize in a heavy-workload environment. Must possess initiative, discretion, mature judgment, entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to be good team player. Applicants must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the United States.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

50% Development and fundraising outreach:
• In conjunction with relevant Center and FP staff, develop overall China Center fundraising strategy; participate in identifying budgetary needs, and on the implementation of strategy to meet needs.
• Identify fundraising opportunities, research new prospects, advise scholars on fundraising opportunities.
• Assist with the cultivation and stewardship of donors; write solicitation letters or proposals; edit and polish concept papers and proposals drafted by scholars to ensure quality, readability, and adherence to funder guidelines, interests, and programs.
• Represent China Center in meetings; organize, manage, and provide follow-up and briefings for donor meetings with other Center staff.
• Assist with development, launch, and stewardship of a China Center Advisory Council; maintain relationships with Council members and prospects.
• Establish donor contacts through involvement in or management of major public forums or video conferencing events; provide stewardship and follow-up after events; coordinate with relevant FP staff to ensure that major FP events include prospective or actual Center donors.
• Participate in Center meetings where programmatic direction is discussed and planned; participate in central Development (DEV) "all-hands" meetings; represent the work of the Center to non-Center colleagues and to current and potential funders.
• Coordinate fundraising efforts for Center within FP and with DEV; work with relevant FP staff to coordinate information, research, strategy, and approaches with FP, other Brookings research programs and DEV.
• Monitor review and approval of funding proposals with relevant FP staff, Grants Administration, Accounting, and DEV; ensure regular review of an accurate calendar of reporting deadlines.
• Write donor reports and contribute to proposal preparation (e.g., six-month Thornton report containing comprehensive press coverage details); ensure accurate, timely submissions.
• Maintain understanding of relevant policy issues and news developments in order to adjust fundraising strategies and seek out new development opportunities in a dynamic economic environment and how they may affect and provide fundraising opportunities for the Center; monitor philanthropic trends; maintain an overview and understanding of the research work of the Center.
• Maintain donor information in Raiser's Edge database; maintain comprehensive donor profiles documenting correspondence, meeting notes, proposals, background information.

50% Media, communications, and publications outreach:
• In conjunction with the FP Communications Director, develop overall China Center communications goals and strategy; coordinate media relations efforts with the FP Communications Director and the central Brookings Communications office (COMM); work with the FP Communications Director to serve as a resource to the Brookings-Tsinghua Center (BTC) for strategy development.
• Keep abreast of current and developing communications/media technologies to identify opportunities for scholars to develop appropriate materials for specific media formats; seek and develop opportunities to partner with media on events and publications; work with Center scholars and RAs and the FP communications director for media placement of articles, publications, event coverage.
• Serve as needed as a liaison to Chinese-based foreign policy reporters; seek opportunities to engage with these reporters and interest them in covering the centers’ events and products; work with FP Communications Director to organize press conferences as needed; arrange media interviews and appearances; distribute research and commentary by scholars to various media outlets; and screen and direct calls or messages to Center staff as needed.
• Seek to increase the impact of the work by assisting with identification of opportunities to increase the program's visibility and impact; identify target audiences, adapt materials and publications to formats readily usable by each target audience.
• Coordinate overall electronic media strategy and expand web presence in conjunction with FP web coordinator; oversee the Center’s webpages to ensure accurate updates including events, testimony, op-eds, monographs, analysis papers and other related materials; contribute to and develop strategies to promote policy-driven products on the site, suitable for media reporting and editorial placement.
• Work with China Center staff, FP communications staff, and central COMM to provide support and input into website content to ensure posting of high quality content in a timely fashion.
• Draft and compile web materials; take lead on reviewing translations for documents on China Center and BTC web sites; proofread materials and review translations to ensure quality and appropriateness.
• Edit marketing materials and high-quality academic papers authored by Brookings fellows in both English and Chinese; supervise production (layout, proofreading, editing, design) reprinting, and translation of publications into Chinese or English.
• Develop strategies to promote and track production of China Center publications with scholars, relevant Brookings staff, and the BTC; track production schedules.
• Assist in the organization, promotion, and execution of the China Center's public events, seminars, and conferences,

We strongly encourage qualified women and minorities to apply.

(Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. No phone calls please.)

Posted by zzhu at 11:40 PM

January 21, 2010

Congressional Research Service Seeks Asian Affairs Expert

ANALYST IN ASIAN AFFAIRS, GS-14
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENSE AND TRADE DIVISION
Congressional Research Service, Washington DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division is seeking an Analyst in Asian Affairs to focus on U.S.-China relations and Chinese politics and foreign policy.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

If selected for this position, you will:

• Support the U.S. Congress by conducting public policy analysis on China in areas pertinent to U.S.-China relations
• Provide objective, expert public policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff, including preparing objective, non-partisan, and innovative analytical studies on public policy issues of national or international significance
• Provide personal assistance as an expert on public policy issues throughout the legislative process, including analyzing, appraising, and evaluating legislative proposals
• Participate in multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars

Individuals with expert knowledge of trends and current developments regarding China's political and economic systems and security issues and those with expertise in Asian regional affairs are highly encouraged to apply.

This position is being offered at GS-14 ($105,211- $136,771). Please apply online at: www.loc.gov/crsinfo. If you are unable to apply online, please call 202.707.5627 to request an applicant job kit and refer to vacancy #100013 in all correspondence. Applications must be received by February 22, 2010.

CRS is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress and is fully committed to workforce diversity.

Posted by zzhu at 04:04 PM

October 14, 2009

American University Department of Language and Foreign Studies Chinese Tenure-Track Position to Begin AY 2010-2011

The Department of Language and Foreign Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences of American University invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2010. The department is seeking applicants who will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Possible areas of specialization: Chinese language, literature, culture, Linguistics, or Chinese culture studies.

Responsibilities: Develop a significant research agenda. Teach undergraduate courses in all levels of Mandarin Chinese, and develop content courses in civilization/culture.

Minimum qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in Chinese literature, linguistics or culture. Near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit via U. S. mail (no electronic applications) a cover letter addressing research and teaching interest and experience, c.v., three letters of recommendation, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy to:

Chair, Chinese Search Committee
Department of Language and Foreign Studies
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C, 20016-8045

Applicants should indicate whether or not attending the CLTA Annual Meeting in San Diego and/or the MLA Convention in Philadelphia. Priority application deadline is November 1, 2009. Review of applications will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted by zzhu at 02:57 PM

October 03, 2009

Asian Languages and Cultures GSI applications for Winter 2010

The U-M Department of Asian Languages and Cultures is hiring Graduate Student Instructors for Winter 2010 for the following courses:

• Asian Studies 220: Introduction to Asian Religions
• Asian Studies 221: Great Books of China
• Asian Studies 231: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
• Asian Studies 261: Introduction to Modern Chinese Culture
• Asian Studies 265: Arts and Letters of China
• Asian Studies 365: Science in Premodern China
• Chinese Language
• Japanese Language

Additional information and application form can be found here.

Posted by zzhu at 02:58 PM

September 10, 2009

The Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is pleased to announce the Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship for 2010-11. This year-long program, based in Seattle, focuses on bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking. Fellows support NBR research projects and collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and share research findings with the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.

The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Individuals who have received their master's degree diplomas up to twelve months prior to the application deadline may apply to the program. Applicants must have completed a master's or equivalent professional degree (MA, MBA, LLM, JD, etc.) by the time the fellowship begins. Prospective fellows should apply only for the year that they expect to participate. No deferrals are permitted.
The Next Generation Leadership program, now entering its fifth year, is training young Asia specialists from a wide variety of fields to bridge the gap between scholarly research and the needs of U.S. policy toward a rapidly changing Asia. Each fellow receives a fellowship award and reimbursement for some relocation expenses.

The application deadline is January 15, 2010. Fellowships begin June 1, 2010, and conclude May 31, 2011. For further information and application materials please visit Next Generation Fellowship: http://nbr.org/about/nextgenfellowship.aspx

http://nbr.org/downloads/pdfs/NBR/NextGen_announcement_2009.pdf

Posted by zzhu at 10:27 PM

September 01, 2009

Business Manager at the US-China Business Council


The US-China Business Council (USCBC), a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit membership association comprised of roughly 220 US companies engaged in commercial activities in the People's Republic of China, seeks a business manager. The primary responsibility of the position is to oversee the sales and marketing operations of USCBC's publications and other media, primarily its flagship publication, the China Business Review (CBR).

The CBR is the leading magazine covering trade and investment with China and, has served an international audience of business readers, government officials, and academics since 1974. The CBR is published six times a year and is produced by the USCBC's Publications Department in Washington, DC.

Starting date: September 2009
Application Deadline: September 14, 2009

Primary Responsibilities:
The business manager oversees the sales and marketing operations of CBR and other USCBC media and is responsible for budget administration, advertising sales, circulation and subscription fulfillment, audience development, and production. The business manager is also responsible for developing and executing business plans to expand print and online readership and increase advertising and sponsorship revenues.

Specific duties include:
• Managing outside sales representatives and all media sales efforts, including print ad space, interactive media, and webinar sponsorships;
• Expanding awareness of USCBC’s content among member company representatives and non-member audiences using traditional and new media; and
• Managing the circulation of CBR, including supervising a circulation assistant, managing the subscriber database, e-commerce portal, and direct mail campaigns.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in business- or communications-related field,
• 2 + years of sales and marketing or advertising experience
• 2 + years of experience formulating business development plans
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks
• Experience with online publications and databases
• Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills

The ideal candidate will bring the following additional attributes
:
• Experience with website development, e-marketing, e-commerce, webinar production, and social media marketing.
• Experience in advertisement-driven, controlled circulation publications
• Proficiency with Mandarin Chinese a plus

Terms: The position is full-time, and starting salary is in the mid-$30K to mid-$40K depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include three weeks annual leave, health insurance on a shared-cost basis, SEP-IRA after one year of service, and a stimulating work environment.

Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to: info@uschina.org, ATTENTION: Editor
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Posted by zzhu at 04:27 PM

July 14, 2009

Assistant Program Coordinator, China Program, The Carter Center

Employment Opportunity, China Program, The Carter Center, Atlanta GA
Applications should be submitted through Emory University (check website) using reference # below.

Assistant Program Coordinator, #12027BR

The China Program of The Carter Center seeks an Assistant Program Coordinator to provide technical and administrative support to all aspects of the program's activities to promote democracy, rule of law and social justice in China. The APC will work with consultants and external experts, manage budget/grant information and program files. He/She will handle the logistics for meeting, conferences, travel, and coordinate/participate in the editing and updating of the China Elections & Governance website. May supervise interns and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in history, politics, public policy, sociology, and must be bilingual in written and spoken English and Mandarin Chinese.

To be considered for this position, you must apply online:

http://emory.hr.emory.edu/careers.nsf

JOB # 12027BR

Posted by zzhu at 02:58 PM

May 15, 2009

Assistant Editor, Publications, The US-China Business Council

Assistant Editor, Publications, Washington, DC

Start date: Immediate

The US-China Business Council (USCBC, www.uschina.org) is seeking an assistant editor for a full-time position beginning May 2009. The USCBC is a private, nonprofit, membership association that represents US corporations with business interests in China.

Responsibilities

• Assisting with the writing and editing of China Market Intelligence, USCBC’s biweekly e-newsletter, and other e-publications
• Writing, fact-checking, copyediting, and proofreading articles, data spreads, and departments for the China Business Review (CBR, www.chinabusinessreview.com), the magazine of the USCBC, and other USCBC publications. The CBR is a four-color, bimonthly magazine with a circulation of 7,500 published in Washington, DC.
• Maintaining, and adapting USCBC content for, websites
• Conducting research on topics of concern to US businesses in China

Qualifications
• Excellent command of English grammar and spelling
• Proven writing and editing skills
• Reading and speaking knowledge of Mandarin
• Ability to communicate clear, detailed instructions orally and in writing
• Good online research skills and excellent attention to detail
• Relevant experience on another publication
• Academic coursework on, or other relevant exposure to, economics, statistics, business terminology, and US-China commercial activities. Background in economics strongly preferred.
• Ability to work independently
• Experience maintaining websites preferred
• Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
• US permanent work authorization (US citizen or lawful permanent resident)

Terms
The position is full-time, and starting salary is in the mid-$30Ks depending on abilities/qualifications. Benefits include three weeks annual leave, health insurance on a shared-cost basis, SEP-IRA after one year of service, and a stimulating work environment.

Contact
Send resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and contact information for three references to:
Editor
The China Business Review
1818 N Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Or by e-mail: info@uschina.org
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

Posted by zzhu at 03:32 PM

April 24, 2009

Employment Opportunity at Duke University: Outreach and Communications Coordinator, APSI

Job Title: Outreach and Communications Coordinator

The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute has an opening for the position of Outreach and Communications Coordinator. This will be a 30 hour/week position with benefits, with the potential of upgrading to a 40 hour/week position. The position is classified as Program Coordinator, Level 10, Job Family 28 in the Duke system.

Job Responsibilities:

Serve as the outreach coordinator of APSI:
• Plan, implement, and evaluate educational outreach to the K-12 schools and community colleges, the Duke community, the general public, the business community, media and government about East Asia.
• Plan and implement annual K-12 teacher training workshops, including planning the workshop programs, making logistical arrangements for the workshops, and conducting follow-up surveys to evaluate the workshops’ effectiveness. A key part of the job responsibility is to maintain an on-going relationship with the workshop participants to provide continued support to them.
• Provide on-going support to the K-12 and community college educators to incorporate knowledge about East Asia in their curriculum, and develop curriculum resources for them. This includes maintaining a listserv that publicizes APSI’s outreach events, information about outreach programs offered elsewhere and grant and fellowship opportunities; and developing and managing APSI’s resource lending library.
• Liaise with other programs on campus and off to develop new resources for outreach, including working with programs such as the Duke Performances to organize public programs relevant to East Asia, and maintaining a relationship with the foundations such as the Japan Foundation to look for funding and collaboration opportunities.
• Coordinate the Cine-East film festival each semester by working with faculty to select the films, and coordinate with other offices to schedule the film screenings and publicity of the film series.
• Collect data to evaluate program effectiveness and consult with program participants to improve program quality.
• Draft grant proposals, collect data to support grant management and prepare relevant sections of the grant reports.

Serve as the Communications Coordinator of APSI:
• Manage and oversee the production of APSI’s annual newsletter.
• Manage and oversee the Outreach section of APSI’s web page.
• Serve as APSI’s liaison to other Duke offices, and represent APSI to various professional groups on campus and off.
• Work closely with undergraduate students to publicize APSI’s events, grants and fellowship opportunities.

Work with the Institute’s staff to support its general programs and activities:
This includes conference and public events planning, events management, working with faculty and students to publicize the events.

Qualifications:
MA in social sciences or humanities with a focus on East Asia required, as is the ability to speak an East Asian language. Work requires training and experience in program development and public relations. Experience with K-12 and /or community college education, especially related to East Asia is desirable.

Candidate must have strong communications and organizational skills. Must be able to juggle multiple tasks, take initiatives in program planning, be able to prioritize work and work independently. Need strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and familiarity with desktop publishing software such as InDesign. Candidate must be willing to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Preference will be given to applicants who have two years or more of work experience in an academic environment working directly with students, faculty, university offices, and grant agencies.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interviews for the position will start in early May, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Dr. Yan Li, Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, 323A Trent Dr. Hall, Box 90411, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0411, or by email to liyan@duke.edu.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted by zzhu at 04:50 PM

March 16, 2009

Coordinator of Public and Information Services, Asia Library

Under the direction of the Head, Asia Library, the Coordinator of Public and Information Services is primarily responsible for the development of Asia Library’s public and information services and the coordination of Asia Library’s instruction and training programs. The Coordinator also has responsibility for selecting western languages materials related to East Asia, handling inquiries related to East Asia Studies in general, and participating in Library-wide information services. The Coordinator will serve as Asia Library’s webmaster.

For detailed job description and application information: http://www.lib.umich.edu/hr/employment/asia.html

Posted by zzhu at 08:29 AM

February 09, 2009

Chinese teacher position at Greenhills School, Ann Arbor

Greenhills School Expands its Chinese Program

Greenhills School is excited to announce that we are seeking a second Chinese teacher due to the natural growth of the program we introduced in 2007-08 and student interest.

We are currently looking for a dynamic Chinese teacher who is interested in teaching and helping to build our new Chinese program.

For the 2009-10 school year, we are looking for someone to teach 2-3 classes to middle school and upper school students (6-12 grade). This position could become full-time in the future, depending on student interest and enrollment.

Native or near native fluency in Mandarin Chinese is required. Training in teaching Chinese as a Second Language is highly desirable as well as experience in teaching Chinese as a second language to middle and high-school-aged American students. Applicants should have a willingness to be involved in the larger life of the school. Experience in curriculum development is an asset. Good English speaking and writing skills are essential. Please send credentials, cover letter (in both English and Chinese), and at least three professional references by March 6, 2009 to:

Catherine Renaud
Head of Upper School
Greenhills School
850 Greenhills Drive
Ann Arbor 48105
crenaud@greenhillsschool.org

Posted by zzhu at 11:49 AM

February 05, 2009

Business Advisory Services Manager, Washington, DC

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) seeks a manager for the organization’s Business Advisory Services department (BAS) in Washington, DC. BAS is the research and advisory arm of USCBC and the direct liaison with USCBC member companies.

Founded in 1973, USCBC (www.uschina.org) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, member-supported organization and the leading organization of US companies engaged in business with the People's Republic of China. Through close collaboration among offices in Washington, DC, Beijing, and Shanghai, USCBC provides extensive China-focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with events, to roughly 250 US corporations operating within the United States and throughout Asia.

Responsibilities:
- Research, analyze, write, and speak on China business issues and related developments
- Advise member companies on business, economic, and trade topics
- Write regularly for USCBC publications
- Develop and manage sector- and issue-specific interest groups
- Coordinate and participate in USCBC programs and member company business briefings
- Proactively assist with member recruitment and retention
- Assist in developing USCBC advocacy positions
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the director of BAS

Qualifications:
- Strong China background; work experience in the PRC preferred
- Graduate degree or 2 years experience in China business or related field
- Proficiency in Mandarin (spoken and written) required
- Proven writing, analytical, and communication skills in English
- US permanent work authorization required (citizen or Green Card holder)
- Demonstrated leadership and excellent people skills
- Familiarity with Washington, DC, policy climate preferred
- Previous meeting planning, or fundraising experience preferred
- Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Terms: The position is full-time. Starting salary is high-30s depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance on a cost-shared basis, company-funded disability and life insurance, 3 weeks vacation, sick leave, and SEP IRA retirement plan (effective after 12 months of employment).

Contact: Send cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, resume, contact information for 5 references, and brief writing sample (3-5 pages) to: Director, BAS, US-China Business Council, 1818 N Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036 or via e-mail to busadv@uschina.org with “BAS MANAGER” in the subject line by Friday, February 20, 2009.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL

Posted by zzhu at 09:15 AM

January 19, 2009

MISAW Individual and Group Supportive Services Advocate (M-IGSSA)

Department: Individual and Group Supportive Services
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Serenity Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Part-time
Approved Date: 10/2008

SUMMARY
The Michigan Interagency Support for Asian/All Women (MISAW) is a pilot project among Serenity Services, New Visions: Alliance to End Violence in Asian/Asian American Communities, Michigan Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCADSV)/Building the Safety Net (BSN), and HAVEN. The MISAW project is aimed at creating a system of care that provides socio-culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate assistance to all survivors of domestic violence. This pilot project focuses on service to Asian & Pacific Islander (API) women. The objectives of the MISAW project are to strengthen organizational capacity, increase organizational accountability in serving all communities, and enhance resource sharing and consultation.

Under the supervision of the CEO, the M-IGSSA is responsible for providing services to assigned API domestic violence/sexual assault victims and working with other domestic violence/sexual assault agencies to coordinate culturally appropriate services. Responsibilities include direct service provision, coordination and development of the project, and being a resource person to existing domestic violence/sexual assault agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Client-Centered Activities:
1. Conduct intake and initial assessments with clients at Serenity Services.
2. Meet crisis intervention needs of clients at Serenity Services.
3. Implement a safety and crisis plan together with client involvement, providing needed resource information, referrals, advocacy, and/or other assistance as is appropriate.
4. Make referrals, provide accompaniment, and advocate for connection to legal, public assistance, immigration, medical/dental services and community resources such as school, trainings, job programs, housing, counseling, etc.
5. Coordinate and provide language access and cultural support with on-call advocates as needed.
6. Follow through by maintaining ongoing contact with clients as necessary.
7. Work with domestic violence program staff at HAVEN to provide advocacy, support, and crisis intervention/counseling to API women, including assessment, identifying needs, and development of options and action plan. Direct case management services to API women will be informed by and in consultation with other domestic violence advocates working at HAVEN.
8. Refer participants to work with other IGSS staff as needed to maintain self-sufficiency.
9. Work together with other program staff to ensure that each program participant is maintaining progress.
10. As needed, provide coverage for other program services.

Coordinate, Maintain, and Develop MISAW project:
11. Work closely with MISAW Work Group to maintain, coordinate, develop, and evaluate all aspects of the MISAW project.
12. Convene and facilitate bi-monthly MISAW Work Group meeting and other meetings, as needed.
13. Ensure organizational accountability of each collaborating organization of MISAW project.
14. Maintain open communication with other staff members and MISAW Work Groups regarding any concerns, problems, and needs identified in project development and implementation.
15. Support and coordinate professional and organizational development trainings for domestic violence programs including Serenity Services and HAVEN.
16. Compile and maintain appropriate/accurate documentation and files.
17. Actively seek funding opportunities to support and expand the MISAW pilot project.
18. Recruit and train MISAW volunteers for both Serenity Services and HAVEN.
19. Establish and maintain resource and referral network especially in the Asian communities of Southeast Michigan to ensure client access to needed services.
20. Develop resource materials to assist domestic violence program staff at HAVEN and Serenity Services in providing services to API survivors of domestic violence.
21. Develop resource and outreach materials to enhance the visibility of MISAW project among API communities of Southeast Michigan.
22. Participate in community activities in API communities to promote the MISAW project and reach out to API communities.

Administrative Activities:
23. Abide by Serenity Services’ and HAVEN’s policies, procedures, contracts, rules and regulations.
24. Assist the CEO in development of policies, procedures and evaluation for IGSS department.
25. Assist the CEO with agency and program promotion through speaking engagements at schools, churches, and neighborhood and other local activities.
26. Collaborate with program staff to assess needs, patterns, and issues of the community and target population served by the shelter.
27. Train and supervise volunteers, as assigned.
28. Assist in management of program budget, as requested.

Documentation:
29. Thoroughly complete on-going documentation for each case assigned including assessments, progress notes, and timely reporting of monthly, quarterly, and annual progress by clients.
30. Maintain case records, program statistics and other documentation as may be required by the agency, including monthly, quarterly, and annual program progress reports.
31. Submit such documentation in a timely manner, meeting all deadlines.
32. Maintain participant’s records to indicate participant progress toward outcome goals, ensuring all required documents are present and complete.
33. Ensure documentation and data entry for all participants.
34. Assist with maintaining participant files.
35. Maintain accurate, timely records to satisfy case tracking, project development, project evaluation.
36. Follow proper procedures for case files, case openings, closings, transfers, and reopening.

Intra-Agency Relations:
37. Participate actively and constructively as a member of the SS staff, especially in all-staff and program meetings, and in problem-solving between staff members.
38. Attend and actively participant in regular scheduled team meetings to address program issues, development, and concerns.
39. Meet as scheduled with IGSS Advocates for participants to discuss issues and progress.
40. Work collaboratively with all program staff to ensure that participant’s needs are met and to enable them to make progress toward their goals.

Inter-Agency Relations:
41. Participate in community activities and assist in the distribution of community education/public relation’s materials.
42. Help develop and nurture strong relationships with other agencies through visits, phone calls, and referrals in order to ensure client access to needed services.
43. Participate in community task forces, coalitions, and other organizations addressing issues of concern to SS's target population.
44. Represent SS in a professional and positive manner at all times.
45. Stay updated on the community resources.

Supervision Given/Received:
46. Participate actively in individual supervision with supervisor.

Professional Growth and Development:
47. Work toward progress in the area of professional development through attendance at in-service trainings, and take initiative to seek training opportunities in areas in which skills need strengthening.

Other Duties as Assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires someone with high energy and sensitivity to the survivors and children she will be working with, and a commitment to issues concerning domestic violence in Asian communities.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Job-Related Background and Preparations:
1. Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in social work, human service area, or related field.
2. Experience providing care, advocacy, and support to survivors of domestic violence.
3. Experience in working with API survivors of domestic violence, a plus.
4. Experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation.
5. Experience with and knowledge of individual counseling, case management and family work.
6. Experience working with and knowledge of homeless families or survivors of domestic violence.
7. Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
8. Excellent skills in client intervention, assessment and documentation.
9. Familiarity with Detroit community and community resources.
10. Experience and comfort with outreach work, i.e., traveling to meet with clients in their homes.
11. Ability to speak one or more Asian language.
12. Knowledge of and sensitivity to ethnic diversity within Asian communities.

General Qualifications:
1. Flexibility, reliability, and consistency in job performance.
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as networking skills.
3. Ability to work as an effective team member within a community-based organization.
4. High level of maturity and personal stability; capable of setting limits, and of effective, organized follow-through.
5. Ability to handle crisis situations, maintain confidentiality, and tolerate stress professionally.
6. Ability to make appropriate and sound judgment in decision making.
7. Knowledge of computer word processing programs. Experience with database programs is helpful.
8. Excellent skills in goal and objective planning and implementation, and problem-solving.
9. Willingness and ability to maintain a flexible schedule.
10. Ability to handle multiple tasks.
11. Ability to work well with a variety of people -- including staff, interns, volunteers, MISAW Work Group, and others in different organizations (e.g., social services, health care, community-based organizations, etc.).
12. Experience with data entry and MS-Word.
13. Valid Michigan Driver’s license, good driving record and access to personal vehicle.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Regular local driving required as part of program services.
2. Moderate lifting of program supplies and donations required on an occasional basis. (marginal responsibility)

*Job description revised 10/2008

Posted by zzhu at 03:58 PM

December 24, 2008

GRE • SAT Test Preparation Instructor Positions

Sherwood Test Prep is seeking test preparation instructors for its GRE and SAT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays. The company seeks intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. Sherwood Test Prep has a social mission to provide top caliber test preparation courses at a value price. Team Sherwood is committed to the social responsibility of accessible test preparation courses: Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.

Salary: $30.00 per hour for GRE and/or SAT classroom instruction.

Qualifications

• Education: Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), J.D., or Master’s degree.

• Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, or ACT.

• Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one university semester/quarter class. Prior university teaching experience is required.

• Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have BOTH excellent math and verbal/writing skills. Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.

• Consistent Sunday Commitment: We seek team players who are flexible and can teach on consecutive Sundays throughout the entire year. We only take off four weekends per year (those corresponding to): Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Instructors can teach from 3 to 6 hours per weekend.

Summary

If interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to: employment@sherwoodtest.com Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.

Teaching test preparation is a fun and rewarding experience. As an instructor you will have the opportunity to help bright, high-achieving students achieve their goals and dreams of entering their first choice Universities and programs. We hire good people who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dependable. All test prep instructors are respectfully treated as faculty members and are afforded autonomy and latitude in the courses they teach.

At Sherwood Test Prep, our work is to help others.

Sherwood Test Prep, Inc.
www.sherwoodtest.com
employment@sherwoodtest.com

Posted by zzhu at 10:59 AM

December 04, 2008

Tenure Track Position in Chinese/China Studies, The College of Charleston

Position Description: Chinese Language Search 2008-2009

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese language and China Studies to begin Fall 2009.

The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in Chinese language at all levels, with a 3/3 teaching load. Candidates should have native or near native fluency in Chinese; a Ph.D. by August 2009 is required, preferably in Chinese or Asian/ East Asian Studies or a related disciplinary field. As a minimum requirement, candidates should possess an advanced degree or certification in Chinese of at least 18 graduate hours. A candidate with a degree in a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences will have the opportunity to teach regularly in that area, and will participate in a growing program in Asian Studies that includes faculty in the Schools of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, Humanities and Social Sciences, Arts, and Business.

Building on its historic strength in languages (a two-year sequence required of all students and over 60 full-time faculty teaching foreign languages), the College of Charleston has created a new school of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs which provides students with exceptional curricular programs in foreign languages and area studies.

Applications should include cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy and research program, c.v., copies of graduate transcripts, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference, and should be sent to by mail to Dr. Mary Beth Heston, Chair, Chinese Search Committee, c/o School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities of its kind for quality education, student life and affordability. The College offers a distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs.

Screening begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin August 15, 2009.

College of Charleston: http://www.cofc.edu/
http://www.cofc.edu/about/index.html

Asian Studies: http://lcwa.cofc.edu/asianstudies/

LCWA: http://lcwa.cofc.edu/home/

Posted by zzhu at 02:34 PM

November 06, 2008

Wanted: Chinese Speakers for Summer Study Abroad Programs

Posted by zzhu at 03:27 PM

November 05, 2008

RAND Corporation Information Session 11/17/08

Posted by zzhu at 02:40 PM

October 27, 2008

Educational Assessment/Research Positions at Ciurczak & Company, Inc.

Ciurczak & Company, Inc. provides school districts and community-based organizations state-of-the-art evaluation, research, development, and reporting services leading to positive long term results and sustained systems change.

Ciurczak & Company, Inc. is an evaluation and resource development firm currently working on projects for New York State, school districts across New York, and not-for-profit organizations. The company has substantial senior level experience on a variety of projects, including federal and state grants, and experience with the validation process in New York State. The team has successfully secured funding from a wide range of sources for a variety of program needs for government agencies, school districts, and nonprofit organizations.

We believe that developing and improving programs requires much more that dedicated staff. We are dedicated to learning and understanding the needs of our clients, designing programs based on prior research to meet those needs, implementing those programs effectively, evaluating on an on-going basis, and demonstrating program success.

A successful candidate must have a Masters degree in a Social Science discipline with two years professional work experience OR Bachelors degree in a Social Science discipline with five years professional work experience. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, data management, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and report preparation. A successful candidate must have experience with MS Office Professional (Excel, Access, Outlook, et al.) and MUST have experience with SPSS. The ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and excellent oral and written communication skills are needed. The candidate must be comfortable handling multiple, shifting tasks. Familiarity working with public school systems and fluency in Spanish are pluses.

If YOU would like to be a part of the Ciurczak & Company team and you are interested in any of the possibilities posted herein, please send resumes attn: Office Manager/Komani Lundquist VIA Email: komani@ciurczak.net OR VIA Fax: 716-362-0712.

Posted by zzhu at 11:22 AM

October 22, 2008

GSI positions in Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC)

The application for Winter 2009 GSI positions is now posted on the ALC website.

Posted by zzhu at 02:34 PM

October 07, 2008

Tenured Associate or Full Professor at UNC Chapel Hill

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Proposed Start Date: 7.1.2009
Recruitment ID: 1001059

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications from outstanding scholars for a tenured faculty position at either the associate professor or full professor level in any aspect of the contemporary studies of East Asia.
Preference may be given to applicants who can teach content courses about contemporary China.

Preference is for an appointment at the senior level.

For the purposes of this search, East Asia is considered to include China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The person hired will be expected to continue to develop research and teaching initiatives relating to their thematic and theoretical interests and East Asia.

Experience with developing graduate programs and in graduate-level teaching will be an advantage. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will contribute substantially to the academic and intellectual leadership of the Department.

Education Requirements: A Ph.D. degree in the social sciences or humanities.

Qualifications and Experience: A Ph.D. degree in the social sciences or humanities is required. The appointee will have a substantial record of research and publication. Preference may be for a candidate with experience teaching contemporary China content courses. Experience of developing graduate programs and in graduate-level teaching will be an advantage.

Special Instructions: Qualified applicants should submit an application including their CV online at http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/. Search for positions listed in Asian Studies. In the cover letter the applicant should list at least four senior scholars from whom the Search Committee can solicit evaluations. Additional application materials, including a statement of research and teaching interests and experience, and two samples of authored chapters or research articles, may be uploaded at the above website.

The review of applications will begin 28 November 2008 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

For additional academic information, contact Kevin Hewison, Search Committee Chair, khewison@unc.edu (email); 919.843.0130 (voice).

Administrative queries to asiasearch@unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by moyera at 02:24 PM

October 01, 2008

UMass Boston Political Science position

The University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Globalization, East Asia & China, in its Political Science department, beginning Fall 2009.

More detailed information about the listed position is available on the University's website at http://umb.interviewexchange.com. Candidates must have an earned doctorate by 8/31/09 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and any other items listed in website position descriptions. Send application materials as requested [include Search # if indicated on website] to the University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125-3393.

UMass Boston is a Carnegie-classified Intensive Research University located in one of the most diverse and intellectually rich cities of the United States. Its undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 14,000 students makes it the second largest campus in the UMass system. Its seven colleges are composed of more than 800 full-time and part-time faculty who provide over 150 academic programs leading to baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Posted by zzhu at 11:29 PM

September 30, 2008

Tenure-track at Auburn University - east of Atlanta

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Auburn Univeristy invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese, starting Fall Semester 2009, contingent upon final budget approval. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

We are seeking a generalist to teach undergraduate introductory language and culture courses and to continue to build the Asian Studies program, effective August 16, 2009.

The teaching load is 3-2.

Area of specialization is open.

Required qualifications: PhD in Chinese or Japanese studies: native or near-native fluency in English, Japanese, and Mandarin (ABDs may be considered; however, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the earned doctorate by August 15, 2009); evidence of superlative undergraduate teaching skills at the college level and of potential for successful research and scholarly/professional activities; eagerness to contribute to program expansion and departmental engagements as well as demonstrated competence in computer assisted instruction and foreign language pedagogy is highly desirable.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin, and to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English, Chinese and Japanese.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and sample teaching evaluation postmarked by November 5, 2008:
Chair of Search Committee
Chinese and Japanese Position
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
6030 Haley Center
Auburn University, AL 36849-5204

Applications and supporting materials submitted by email will not be accepted.

Auburn University, with an enrollment of over 24,000 is consistently ranked among the top 50 public universities nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. It is located in an attractive college town, 90 miles west of Atlanta, with easy access to Atlant's international airport.

For further information about Auburn University, visit www.auburn.edu
for our department visit www.auburn.edu/forlang

Auburn Univeristy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by moyera at 02:54 PM

September 26, 2008

Penn State position

Comparative Literature and Chinese
Penn State University

Penn State is seeking candidates for a new Assistant or Associate Professor position in Comparative Literature and Chinese (tenure-track or tenured according to qualifications). Home department Comparative Literature; joint appointment with Asian Studies. Starting date: August 2009 preferred. We are interested in candidates who will demonstrate abilities to expand our major in Chinese, participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature, and contribute to the new dual-degree Comparative Literature / Asian Studies PhD program. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses on literature and culture, as well as modern Chinese language at upper levels. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: modern and/or contemporary Chinese-language literature; film and new media studies; East-West, intra-Asian, or global comparisons, including Sinophone literature and/or film; postcolonial studies, gender studies, or queer theory. Native or near-native ability in Chinese and appropriate teaching experience required. Relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise required. Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field required. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2008, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. Send letter, CV, and names of three references; electronic submission to Cindy Bierly at is strongly preferred, but applications or nominations can also be sent to Eric Hayot, Chair, Comp Lit/Chinese Search Committee, c/o Cindy Bierly, Box --, Department of Comparative Literature, 427 Burrowes Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-6203, USA; or by FAX to Cindy Bierly at (814) 863-8882. Visit our Web sites at

http://complit.la.psu.edu

and

http://asian.la.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Posted by zzhu at 09:10 AM

Florida State position

The Department of Modern Languages at Florida State University invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in traditional Chinese literature. Applicant must have PhD in Chinese literature or related field at the time of employment. Preferred focus is on a period from Tang to Qing dynasties. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English as well as commitment to undergraduate education. In addition to courses in traditional Chinese literature and culture, the successful candidate will teach Chinese language courses. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA, and the position will remain open until filled. Send letter of application, c.v., writing sample and three letters of recommendation to Dr. William Cloonan, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306.

Posted by zzhu at 09:09 AM

September 25, 2008

China Specialist, joint position in IAS and either Anthropology or History, Washington University in St. Louis

The International and Area Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a junior tenure-track position in modern China, with a joint appointment in the Anthropology or History Department. Evidence of teaching excellence and strong research potential is expected. Letters of application should be accompanied by a CV and brief statement of experience and research interest. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted.

Electronic submission of all materials (PDF or Word) is preferred and should be sent with "China search" in the subject line to: iaschina@artsci.wustl.edu

Hard copies of materials may be submitted to:

James V. Wertsch, Director
International and Area Studies
Campus Box 1088
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

The search committee will give priority to applications received by November 1, 2008 but will consider applications received after that date. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The preferred starting date for the position is the fall of 2009, at which time candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand. We especially encourage applications from women and members of minority groups. Washington University is an equal opportunity employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Posted by zzhu at 07:33 PM

Chinese Studies Librarian, The University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Library invites applicants for the position of Chinese Studies Librarian. The East Asian Collection has holding of more than 700,000 volumes of library resources in various formats in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages and a growing collection of electronic resources. The Chinese collection of over 420,000 volumes is particularly strong in classics, philosophy, history, literature, archaeology, philology and art history. As one of the finest such collections in the country, it serves not only the faculty and students of the university but also scholars throughout the country. The East Asian Collection is housed in the Joseph Regenstein Library.

Under the direction of the Curator of the East Collection, this position is responsible for the following: Select monographs, serials (including out-of-print materials), electronic resources in Chinese language and those on Chinese studies in Western languages, develop a long-term acquisitions policy as well a program of reviewing and evaluating the needs of the collections. Work with the Curator of the East Asian Collection, Library Development Office, the Assistant Director for Collections, and other specialized staff to identify and develop donor sources and special funding opportunities. Participate in contacts with donors and potential donors.

Provide specialized reference service; initiate specialized instruction opportunities for faculty and students regarding the Library and its resources as well as bibliographic methods and research strategies. Responsible for managing, coordinating computer support, and providing services to Chinese studies e-resources. Participate in the development of digital/multimedia resources and services in the Library and on campus. Develop and maintain electronic finding aids and subject content on Chinese studies for the East Asian Collection's Web page.

Under the direction of the Head of East Asia Technical Services, perform original cataloging for Chinese materials in all formats. Participate in formulating cataloging policy, priorities, and work procedures. Participate in the activities of the library and scholarly organizations at the local, regional, national, and international level. For additional information about the Library and the East Asian Collection: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/easia/. For a more complete position description: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: A graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited library school and graduate work in Chinese Studies or closely-related subject field, or a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies, is required. Experience: Significant related experience in an academic research library is required. Experience or demonstrated knowledge of scholarly resources for Chinese studies, reference tools, and trends in publishing industry and book trade in China is also required. Experience or demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, LC subject headings and classifications, MARC21 formats and authority files is highly preferred. Skills: Candidates must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with faculty, students and staff and possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills. A high degree of computer literacy and a demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies are required. Languages: Reading knowledge of modern and classical Chinese is required as is fluency in spoken and written English.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off. There is a tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

APPLICATION: Should include resume and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Review of application will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Those received by October 31, 2008 will be assured consideration. Applications should be sent by e-mail to chinesestudieslibn@lib.uchicago.edu with attention to Denise Weintraub. Please note applicant name on résumé attachment. AA/EEO employer.

Posted by zzhu at 07:17 PM

University of Chicago - Chinese Cinema Tenure Track

The Committee on Cinema and Media Studies (CMS) at the University of Chicago, in collaboration with the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, invites applications for a junior-level tenure-track position in Chinese-language cinema (that is, the cinematic traditions of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora).

Review of Applications will begin on October 30, 2008.
The review will continue until the position is filled.

This position plays an important part in the recently approved joint Ph.D. program in East Asian Cinema Studies.

Command of the the relevant language/s is necessary.

Preference will go to those applicants who can also teach courses in CMS on topics outside their specializationm, such as film history, theory, and aesthetics, as well as related media such as video and television.

Letters of application should be accompanied by:
1) a CV
2) three letters of recommendation
3) a writing sample
4) a dissertation or book outline
5) sample syllabi, preferably for one graduate and one undergraduate course
The Ph.D. should be completed by August 2009

Materials should be sent to:
Chair
CMS/EALC Search Committee
Committee on Cinema and Media Studies
University of Chicago
Gates-Blake 418
5845 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Posted by moyera at 10:55 AM

September 23, 2008

Notre Dame instructor position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Notre Dame, invites applications for an instructor (assistant special professional faculty) of Chinese to begin August 2009.

The successful candidate must hold at least an MA in pedagogy, linguistics, second language acquisition, or related fields. He/she must also have university-level experience teaching Chinese using communicative, proficiency-based methodology, and have native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English. Principal instructional duties will be the teaching of Chinese language courses at all levels. Salaries are competitive within the discipline.

Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a representative sample of teaching evaluations, two letters of reference, and a video (either tape or DVD) of a teaching demonstration to

Joan Rhoads, Administrative Assistant,
East Asian Languages and Cultures,
205 O'Shaughnessy Hall,
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Departmental Representatives will attend the ACTFL convention in Orlando and be available for optional preliminary interviews and consultation. Review of candidates will begin December 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. The University of Notre Dame is an international Catholic research university and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by zzhu at 09:20 AM

September 19, 2008

North Carolina-Wilmington film positions

TWO ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
DEPARTMENT OF FILM STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON

The Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks two tenure-track Assistant Professors, starting in August 2009: one with expertise in World Cinema and another in either World Cinema or Avant-Garde Cinema. Candidates with research agendas in at least one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: African, Middle Eastern, and/or Asian cinemas.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a PhD in film studies or a related discipline. ABD will be considered; however, PhD must be obtained within the first academic year of employment. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in film studies awarded prior to August 2009.
Candidates must be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in film studies and demonstrate potential for excellent teaching and scholarly productivity.

One of the premiere departments at UNCW, Film Studies incorporates courses in cinema studies and film production and is exploring graduate programs in both areas. The historic coastal resort city of Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Studios, the largest motion picture facility east of California, and the department has a vibrant working relationship with both the studio and area filmmaking professionals. Film festivals, visiting scholars and filmmakers, and an assortment of independent and international film screenings are a community staple. For eleven consecutive years, U. S. News & World Report has ranked UNCW as one of the top ten public master's universities in the South.

To apply, please complete the online application available on the Web at

http://consensus.uncw.edu

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages (attached to "other docs") should be uploaded to the online application - not emailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.
Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be mailed to:

Search Committee Chair
Department of Film Studies
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5950

For questions regarding the online application process, contact Pat Torok at
(910) 962-7502.

Screening of applicants will begin November 3, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted by zzhu at 02:25 PM

Vanderbilt University - Senior Scholar: Asian Studies

Vanderbilt University is conducting an international search for a senior scholar (associate or full professor) to join their expanding interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program.

Salary: Tenure Track

Starting Date: Fall 2009

Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2008

This tenured position would be effective at the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester. We seek scholars in the humanities or humanities-inflected social sciences who are engaged in the critical inquiry of subjects including (but not limited to) culture/cultural theory, religion, literature, gender, media, arts, science/medicine, or law. We will consider candidates who specialize in South, Southeast, or East Asia; the ideal candidate would advance our program's strengths in interdisciplinary and transnational scholarship.

Vanderbilt University is an equal employment opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to faculty diversity. We encourage applicatons from women and minorities. Review of applications begins November 15, 2008.

Please send a cover letter identifying teaching and research interests, a current curriculum vitae, and a chapter/article-length sample of published research to:
Ruth Rogaski
Asia Search Committee Chair
c/o Asian Studies Program
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B #351806
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1806

Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/east asia

Posted by moyera at 01:41 PM

September 16, 2008

"What Should People Know About China" Speakers Wanted, Honorarium Available

Following the success of the CCS photo exhibit, consider spending an hour sharing experiences of China with regional high schools. An honorarium of $100 is available for individual speakers (includes travel).

The proposed panel would be scheduled in Plymouth/Canton for 2:30pm on any date that is convenient for speakers in October (TBD—flexible, based on availability). Teachers are looking for scholars, students or travelers who have lived in China to help students understand something about its history, culture, and present day issues. Contact Carol Stepanchuk, Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Chinese Studies cstep@umich.edu for more information or call 936-3961.

Posted by zzhu at 02:11 PM

Connecticut College position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Connecticut College invites applications for a three-year visiting lecturer position in Chinese starting July 2009.

Qualifications include an MA (Ph.D. preferred) in Chinese language, linguistics or related disciplines, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin Chinese and English, ability to use both simplified and traditional characters, expertise in language pedagogy, and experience teaching Chinese at the university level. The candidate is expected to be able to teach Chinese at all levels; the teaching load is three courses (which may include two intensive courses) per semester. The candidate is also expected to provide service and support to the department.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. A private, highly selective institution in New London, Connecticut, mid-way between New York and Boston, the College is notable for its strong academic programs, friendly campus, and emphasis on broad interdisciplinary teaching and research. We foster the values of equity, inclusion, and respect for all human differences, for these are essential to the fulfillment of our mission. The College is actively building a faculty of diverse backgrounds and experiences. AA/EEO. Please visit our website, http://www.conncoll.edu, for more information about Connecticut College.
See especially our Employment and Faculty Searches pages.

Please send a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence (such as copies of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching demo CD or video tape), and three letters of recommendation to Chinese Language Search Committee, Box 5278, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Connecticut College, New London, CT 06320. Consideration of applications will start on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted by zzhu at 02:10 PM

Program Officer, China Medical Board programs

The Institute of International Education (www.iie.org) is the world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange agency. It provides training and leadership development programs for public and private sector professionals around the world.

The IIE Beijing Office (www.iiebeijing.org) is currently seeking applications from resident Chinese nationals for the following full-time position:
Title: Program Officer, China Medical Board programs
Reports to: Director, IIE Beijing Office
Application deadline: 15 October 2008

Background: In July 2008, IIE began to administer three grants programs for the China Medical Board (CMB): the CMB Distinguished Professorships Awards, the CMB Next Generation Fellowships, and the CMB Mid-Career Research Grants. More information about current activity in the program is available at http://www.iiebeijing.org/cmb.html.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Management of annual application and selection cycles for these programs, including advertising, collecting applications, administering selection processes, coordinating selection committees, and preparing for selection and interview meetings
• Developing good working relationships with all stakeholders: partner schools in China, potential applicants, selection committees, CMB staff, and the broader public
• Other duties may be assigned as needed, related to these or other programs in the IIE Beijing Office.

For more details please visit: http://www.iiebeijing.org/jobs.html

Qualifications:
・ Ability to work effectively and responsibly with a wide range of people, individually and in teams
・ Excellent communications skills in both Chinese and English
・ Significant administrative skills and experience
・ Strong preference will be given to those with a Master`s Degree or equivalent work experience.
・ Personal experience in degree study programs in other countries would be an important asset.

How to apply:
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: info@iiebeijing.org. In the subject field of the email, please type only: CMB PROGRAM STAFF
All applications received by 15 October 2008 will be considered.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Posted by zzhu at 02:06 PM

Chinese Language Pedagogy Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of The Ohio State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Chinese language pedagogy at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional ability in teaching Mandarin at multiple levels and promise as a researcher and developer of Chinese language pedagogy. This position involves teaching Chinese language, language pedagogy, training and supervising TAs, and participation in R&D projects. The successful candidate will join two other Chinese language pedagogy faculty in teaching graduate courses and program development-study abroad, internships, and community service projects. The capacity to teach basic Humanities courses (linguistics, culture, literature) is also a plus for this position. Ph.D. in Chinese or relevant discipline in hand by the end of summer 2009; duties begin Sept. 2, 2009.

Applications should be submitted by October 31, 2008. Interviews will be conducted at the ACTFL convention in Orlando, FL in November although an interview there is not a requirement. Send your CV, academic portfolio (including such items as publications, teaching evaluations, teaching video, materials developed), and three letters of recommendation to Galal Walker, Chair, Chinese Language Pedagogy Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University, 398 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted by zzhu at 02:04 PM

UTS China Research Centre: Post Doctoral Research Fellows (Media and Communications)

Ref: R010908

The UTS China Research Centre has 5 year fixed term vacancy for full-time Post Doctoral Research Fellows to work within their research team exploring the key issues of China's media and communications in the twenty-first century. Applications close 3 November 08.

For further information and to apply please follow the link:

http://www.jobs.uts.edu.au/job/job_search_result.cfm

or

http://www.jobs.uts.edu.au/job/job_details.cfm?id=327777&from=direct

Posted by zzhu at 02:02 PM

Middlebury College: Modern China Faculty

The history department at Middlebury College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of 20th-century China, with specialization in either the Republican (1912-1949) or the People's Republic (post-1949) period.

Responsibilities include chronological surveys of modern Chinese and East Asian history; upper-level seminars in the successful candidate's specialty; a one-course contribution to the international studies program each year; and supervision of senior independent work. Appointment will begin September 2009 at level of Assistant Professor. PhD must be completed by the date of appointment. Send letter of application, dossier, and three recent letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching proficiency, to: Paul Monod, Chair, Modern Chinese History Search Committee, Department of History, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753. Applications must be received by December 5, 2008. Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement an increasingly diverse student body.

Contact Information:
Paul Monod
Chair, Modern Chinese History Search Com
Department of History
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
USA

Posted by zzhu at 10:18 AM

September 15, 2008

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Are you interested in a career with the Federal government? If so, you may want to consider the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. PMF is a leadership development program designed to attract to Federal service outstanding graduate students from a wide variety of academic disciplines at both the master’s and doctoral levels. PMF seeks students who have an interest in, and commitment to, a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs. This rigorous two-year program includes 80 hours of training each year, challenging job rotations, accelerated promotions, and opportunities to network between Federal agencies.

Students are eligible to apply for the PMF class of 2008 if they meet the degree requirements for a graduate degree (master’s, law or doctorate) between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. Students may apply online beginning October 1 through October 15, 2008. Applicants must also connect with your school’s nominating coordinator to compete for your school’s nomination in the progam. For more information on the nomination process, contact Tom Lehker at The Career Center via email (tlehker@umich.edu) or at 734-764-7460.

If you’re interested in learning more about the PMF program, plan to attend:

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Information Session
Wednesday, September 24
12:00-1:30 p.m.
The Career Center
3200 Student Activities Building

Posted by zzhu at 04:16 PM

September 12, 2008

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Faculty positions

The vacancies are for one political science professor and two law professors for AY2009-2010.

POLITICAL SCIENCE POSITION FOR 2009-2010

The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies invites applications for a position as a visiting professor of political science, teaching in a prestigious graduate certificate and master’s program in Nanjing, China. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is the oldest and most ambitious joint academic venture in China.

We seek applicants possessing a Ph.D., strong theoretical and methodological training, significant teaching experience, and scholarly productivity. Courses are taught in English and may include:

• American Foreign Policy
• China-U.S. Relations
• Comparative Politics
• Contemporary International Politics
• Democracy and Its Critics
• International Organizations
• International Relations Theory
• Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
• Strategic Studies
• Topics courses such as Environmental Politics, History of International Relations, Terror and Fundamentalism, Media and International Affairs, Political Risk Analysis, Traditions of Diplomacy, and/or International Political Economy

Johns Hopkins offers competitive salary and benefits packages, support with shipping, and a free furnished apartment on the Center campus. The teaching load is 2/2.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2008. Applications may be downloaded at http://nanjing.jhu.edu/faculty/index.html or contact Carolyn Townsley at 202-663-5802 or ctownsley@jhu.edu. Further information is available at www.nanjing.jhu.edu.

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INTERNATIONAL LAW POSITION FOR 2009-2010

The Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies invites applications for two positions as visiting professor of law, teaching in a prestigious graduate certificate and master’s program in Nanjing, China. The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is the oldest and most ambitious joint academic venture in China.

The candidate should possess a J.D. and/or Ph.D., a strong interest in cross-cultural relations, a commitment to institutional teamwork, teaching experience, and scholarly productivity. Instruction by the international faculty is in English. Appropriate courses may include human rights law, international law, comparative constitutional law, environmental law, trade and investment law, the professional role of lawyers, intellectual property, comparative legal cultures, and the history and philosophy of law in the West. Instructors may be asked to supervise some Chinese students in the preparation of a master’s thesis.

Johns Hopkins offers competitive salary and benefits packages, support with shipping, and a free furnished apartment on the Center campus. The teaching load is 2/2. Instructors at various stages of their careers will be considered, including more recent graduates of American law schools.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2008. Applications may be downloaded at http://nanjing.jhu.edu/faculty/index.html or contact Carolyn Townsley at 202-663-5802 or ctownsley@jhu.edu. Further information is available at www.nanjing.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by zzhu at 05:06 PM

September 11, 2008

PhDs@Google Seminar Series: Beyond Computer Science

It takes all kinds of people to fulfill Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Google is a growing, fast-paced company where intellectual horsepower and entrepreneurial spirit are valued and expected. It's an environment where your ideas come to life. We've got an ideal combination of really smart people, amazing technology, and an innovative business environment. Every day, millions of users search for information on Google.com and use products like Gmail, Google Scholar, and Google Earth. When you join the Google team, the impact of your work touches people's lives around the world.

Googlers represent disciplines as diverse as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Economics, Linguistics, Statistics/Math, Chemistry/Chemical engineering, Geosciences, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science/Engineering, Management Science, Operations Research and more. Are you interested in learning more about opportunities at Google for PhD students studying disciplines beyond Computer Science?
We are hosting a virtual seminar series this Fall that will highlight what PhDs do at Google. Please visithttp://groups.google.com/group/phdsgoogle to check-out the line-up and register for one or more sessions.

Do you have friends (at your school or others) that may be interested in participating? Feel free to pass this message along.

If you have questions, please send them to Dr. Jennifer Petoff at PhDInfo@google.com

Posted by zzhu at 09:56 AM

September 08, 2008

McKinsey and Company Presentations and Application Information

McKINSEY & COMPANY PRESENTATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GRADUATE STUDENTS
For Ph.D. students, Post-docs, M.D. students, Interns, Residents, Fellows, Masters students (non-M.B.A.), and 2L & 3L J.D students.

* Please note - Masters students should have completed their undergraduate degree before July 1, 2005. If you completed your undergraduate degree after this date, visit www.mckinsey.com/usschools to learn more about our Business Analyst opportunities.

Campus Presentations

Lunch for Law Students
Thursday, September 11
12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Michigan Law School - Room 150

General Presentation - North Campus
Thursday, September 11
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
1013 Dow Building

Opportunities in the Middle East
Thursday, September 25
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Palmer Commons - Great Lakes North

Organization Practice Presentation
Wednesday, October 1
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Palmer Commons - Great Lakes Central
(RSVP with an email to aileen_crowley@mckinsey.com)
http://www.mckinsey.com/clientservice/organizationleadership/

General Presentation - Central Campus
Thursday, October 2
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Palmer Commons - Great Lakes North

Web Presentations

In addition we will host web based presentations regarding full-time opportunities available in Asia. Each session will be 60 minutes hosted by 1-2 consultants from that office or practice. The session includes a 40 minute presentation and a 20 minute Q&A. Students are required to rsvp through our surveylink for the ones they are interested in joining, and log-in details will be accessible upon signing up. Students are welcome to join multiple sessions based on their interests. If there are any questions about our presentations please feel free to contact mimi_loo@mckinsey.com

Monday, September 15, 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST - China
RSVP required through http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=zwndalcxrftm31yR_2bacVwQ_3d_3d

Monday, September 15, 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST - Korea
RSVP required through http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=HinzATXORSiOObw29eEVVw_3d_3d

Tuesday, September 16, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST - Marketing Practice Asia
RSVP required through http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=UYXYaX_2fenT_2bJK07y9V8SbQ_3d_3d

Wednesday, September 17, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST - McKinsey Centre for Asian Leadership
RSVP required through http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=_2bWRbTVNAUkoRZ4KyMGgneg_3d_3d

Thursday, September 18, 9:00pm - 10:00pm EST - Operations
RSVP required through http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=sPSMx7OeXHySVTDb6WGiOQ_3d_3d

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Application deadline for permanent positions in offices worldwide: October 5, 2008 and for internship positions on December 7, 2008
Please visit our website for more information and to apply: www.apd.mckinsey.com

If you will be finished with your studies in 2009 you should apply for a permanent position by the deadline above. Medical interns, residents and fellows finishing in 2010 may also apply now, for a permanent position, to receive an early decision. Those finishing studies in 2010 may apply for an internship by December 7, 2008. All others finishing their program at a later date are welcome to attend and learn more for the future. If you will not be applying now, you may register at the same website; registrants will receive e-mails about upcoming events and opportunities.

A CAREER WITH McKINSEY & COMPANY

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that advises senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations. We are always on the lookout for high caliber individuals to help us fulfill our mission: 1) to help our clients make positive, lasting and substantial improvements to their performance, and 2) to build a great firm that is able to attract, develop, excite and retain exceptional people.

People join us from a wide range of disciplines, and you'll find that we're more interested in the quality of your achievements than your particular area of studies. What is most important to us is evidence of success in your chosen field. Working with us, you will gain exposure to a diverse range of industry sectors and business issues that will not only enhance your career options, but also accelerate the pace of your personal development. In addition, you'll be a member of a core team working directly with senior client executives to address the defining business issues of our time.

So, if you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge the very brightest minds together with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please join us for one of our presentations.

Also, please visit our website at www.apd.mckinsey.com to learn more about McKinsey & Company. The website features profiles of consultants with backgrounds similar to your own, information about selection criteria, application tips, and the on-line application form.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to other students who might be interested in learning about career opportunities with McKinsey & Company.

Please contact me if you have questions.

Mindy MacGriff
www.apd.mckinsey.com

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Mindy MacGriff | McKinsey & Company, Inc. | University of Michigan Recruiting - MBA, APD, BA | 313-202-5245

Posted by zzhu at 10:47 AM

August 26, 2008

Pennsylvania State University-University Park, PA

Assistant Professor
Department of History: History and Asian Studies: 20th Century China

Salary: Tenure-track position

Starting Date: August 2009 implied

Deadline Date: Applications due no later than Dec. 1, 2008

Penn State university's Department of History seeks to appoint a tenure track position at the level of assistant professor in the history of 20th Century China (Republican and PRC periods).

The successful candidate should have an active research agenda and be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department. The position carries a 25% appointment in the Asian Studies Program.

Electronic submission of letter of application and curriculum vitae are preferred.

Please send to: Sandi Moyer, Administrative Assistant, sjml@psu.edu.

If materials cannot be submitted electronically, please mail to:
20th Century China Search
Box 8, 108 Weaver Building
University Park, PA 16802

Deadline for submission of applications is December 1, 2008.

For more information on the Department of History go to http://www.history.psu.edu.
For more information on the Asian Studies Program go tohttp://www.asian.la.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Posted by moyera at 03:32 PM

Pennsylvania State University-University Park, PA

Assistant or Associate Professor
Comparative Literature and Chinese

Salary: Tenure-track Or Tenured according to qualifications)

Starting Date: August 2009 preferred

Deadline Date: November 15, 2008, although applications will be considered until the search is concluded.

Penn State is seeking candidates for a new Assistant or Associate Professor positon in Comparative Literature and Chinese (tenure-track for tenured according to qualifications). Home department Comparative Literature; joint appointment with Asian Studies.

We are interested in candidates who will demonstrate abilities to expand our major in Chinese, participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature, and participate in the new dual-degree Comparative Literature/Asian Studies PhD program.

Teaching responsibilities will include modern Chinese language at all levels, as well as introductory and advanced courses on literature and culture. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: modern and/or contemporary Chinese-language literature,; film and new media studies; East-West, intra-Asian, or global comparisons, including Sinophone literature and/or film; postcolonial studies, gender studies, or queer theory.

Native or near-native ability in Chinese and appropriate teaching experience required.

Relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise required.

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field required.

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2008, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded.

Send letter, CV, and names of three references to :
Eric Hayot, Comparative Literature
427 Burrowes Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 15802-6203, USA

Applications and nominations may also be sent by email to
cqb2@psu.edu or by FAX to: 814 863 8882.

Visit our Web sites at
http://complit.la.psu.edu and
http://asian.la.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Posted by moyera at 02:57 PM

August 14, 2008

University of Virginia

Title Ellen Bayard Weedon Professorship in East Asian Studies (endowed chair in Chinese Literature)
School University of Virginia
Department East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Location Charlottesville, Virginia
Full or Part Time Full time
Salary To be determined
Application Due Date September 15, 2008

Endowed Chair in Chinese Literature

The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia invites applicants for the Ellen Bayard Weedon Professorship in East Asian Studies, appointment beginning August 25, 2009.

Candidates must have a distinguished record of scholaship and teaching. A Ph.D. is required. The candidate should hold the rank of Full Professor at the time of appointment, although applicants at the rank of Associate Professor with exceptional records of scholarship and teaching will be considered. The appointed scholar would be expected to take a role in building a strong department and graduate program. We welcome applicants whose research focuses on any period of Chinese literature.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly committed to building diversity within its community.

To apply, candidates must submit a candidate profile, cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references, through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu).
Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2008.
Interviews will be conducted by December 5, 2008.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2008

Posted by moyera at 04:38 PM

August 12, 2008

Dept. of Pacific & Asian Studies at the University of Victoria

Title Assistant or Associate Professor
School/Unit University of Victoria
Department China Area Studies (social sciences or history)
Location Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Full or Part-Time Full
Salary Note: In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Deadline Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample by no later than September 15, 2008

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria invites applicatons for an Assistant or Associate Professor position commencing July 1, 2009, in China Area Studies. The successful candidate should hold a PhD and demonstrate outstanding scholarly promise in a discipline in the social sciences or history. The candidate is expected to have a proven capacity for teaching and research in modern China studies and a working knowledge of the Chinese language. Applications from scholars who approach China studies in a broader Asian and Pacific context are especially encouraged. Potential areas of specialization include (but are not limited to): China in a global context; scientific or environmental knowledge; gender and sexuality; culture, state and society; Chinese diasporic communities; commodities and consumption.

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies is a dynamic interdisciplinary department with a new and innovative graduate program, and the new appointment will complement the Department's existing program coverage. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a general introductory course on the Pacific region, courses on theory and methodolgy, regional courses on China, and thematic courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample by no later than 15 September 2008 to:

Dr. Cody Poulton, Chair
Department of Pacific and Asian Studies
University of Victoria
PO Box 3045, STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8V 3P4, Canada

Phone: 250.721.8707
Fax: 250.721.7219
Email: wonton@.uvic.ca
Website: web.uvic.ca/pacificasia

In addition, three academic referees should be asked to send letters to the above address to arrive no later than 15 September 2008.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration rquirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted by moyera at 01:54 PM

July 01, 2008

Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Title Associate Director
School / Unit Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Location Cambridge
Full Or Part Time Full-Time
Salary Grade 058
Date Posted 06/13/2008

Duties And Responsibilities Reporting to the Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Associate Director is an administrative leader and key resource for Chinese Studies at Harvard. S/he provides administrative and programmatic leadership of the Center and manages it day-to-day activities. The AD will develop and implement a strategic plan to enhance Harvard's research programs on China and to support Harvard students in Chinese Studies; provide regular programmatic analyses and recommendations; and build and maintain relationships and collaborations within and outside Harvard to enhance the field of Chinese Studies. Advises and collaborates with individual faculty on project organization and proposal development. Oversees projects ranging from large conferences to smaller, ongoing seminars to post-doctoral and visiting scholar programs. In consultation with the Asia Center financial office, develops and manages the Center budget and project budgets, develops grant proposals, and manages Center funds. Hires, supervises, and evaluates the work of staff, and manages administrative operations and workflow, including space management; oversees website content and Center publications and correspondence; and manages collaborative projects with institutions across Harvard and in China. May assist with fundraising and stewardship of gifts.
Required Education, Experience and Skills Ph.D. in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Broad knowledge of Chinese affairs and scholarship. Excellent English-language oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in spoken Mandarin and written Chinese. At least seven years of experience in academic or research administration. Demonstrated ability to plan and manage organizational growth and balance multiple simultaneous projects. Supervisory and financial aptitude required; experience with grants preferred. Ability to work productively with all kinds of people. Some travel may be required.
Additional Information All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Required Screening Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by summert at 04:03 PM

June 27, 2008

Macalester College Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Assistant Professor Chinese
Asian Languages and Literature

Salary: Tenure-track position

Starting Date: Fall, 2009

Deadline Date: Applications received on or before Oct. 1, 2009 will receive primary consideration.

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall, 2009. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment in the field of Chinese literature, cultural studies, linguistics, or related subjects, possess native or near-native proficiency in Chinese, and demonstrate ability and commitment to teach all levels of language. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Chinese culture, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are desirable. The teaching responsibilities will involve both language and literature or culture courses.

The department enjoys a national reputation and has attracted a wide range of students. It has a long history in teaching Japanese and is now interested in establishing a solid program in Chinese.

We seek applicatns who can contribute to the broader intellectual life of the College, which may include involvement in such activities cross-listing with other departments, first year courses or faculty seminars. Succesful applicants may also contribute to the advancement of one or more of the College's interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Asian Studies).

Send letter of application, CV, a brief statement of philosophy on teaching at a liberal arts college, sample syllabi of language and culture courses, and three letters of reference to: Chair of Chinese Search Committee, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Application received before or on October 1, 2008 will receive primary consideration.

Macalester College is a selective, private liberal arts college in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, whose vital and diverse urban communities offer multiple opportunities for faculty and student engagement.

The College entrolls over 1800 students from 479 states plus the District of Columbia and about 75 countries. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve a diverse workforce, the College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research in a liberal arts setting, committed to working with students of diverse backgrounds. All faculty at Macalester are expected to help sustain the College's distinctive mission of educational excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Posted by moyera at 01:27 PM

June 12, 2008

2008-2009 Rackham Graduate Student Fellowship

International: In coordination with the Graduate Student Services Assistant (GSSA) for International students, plan events to serve international graduate school students: practical life skills, cultural issues, social events; promote existing events & resources to the international student community. Develop events to encourage participation and interaction of international and domestic students.

Salary: $4,000, paid over 9 months
Rackham Graduate Fellows serve for one non-renewal academic/9-month term.
Deadline: June 13, Noon.

PROGRAM AREAS for Rackham Grad Fellows:
The Rackham Graduate Fellows work in collaboration with the staff of the Graduate Student Affairs office to enhance the quality of the social and cultural life of graduate and professional students. We seek creative people with good ideas about ways to collaborate with existing student groups to engage a diversity of graduate students in a variety of unique activities. Fellows are advised by Program Managers, Natalie Bartolacci and Lynne Shivers, with administrative supervision by the Director of Graduate Student Affairs, Darlene Ray-Johnson.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Each Fellow is appointed to a specific program area.
When you become a Rackham Grad Fellow, you commit to dedicating approximately 17 hours per month to Graduate Student Affairs programs and duties between September and May.

For 2008-09 applications are invited in two areas:
1) International - see above
2) Family - plan and coordinate activities, events and gatherings for graduate students with children; help to build community of support for grad parents; promote existing resources in the campus and Ann Arbor community. Send regular communications to the Students with Children Email group, and/or monitor communications on the Student Parent CTools site and Facebook Group.

Eligibility:
• All enrolled University of Michigan Rackham graduate students in good standing for the 2008-2009 academic year, are eligible to apply (see restrictions below). Preference is given to Rackham students who are at least in the second year of their degree programs.
• Students with specific relevant skills and experience (e.g., event planning, experience working with diverse populations) are encouraged to apply.
• Fellows must be in residence in the local area during the period of employment.
• Rackham Graduate Fellows serve for one non-renewable academic year/9 month term.
Terms of Appointment & Compensation:
• Rackham Graduate Fellows for 2008-2009 will receive compensation of $4,000, paid over 9 months; payment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all duties.
• Fellows are classified as temporary employees and may receive payment in addition to any research, teaching or other fellowship they may hold, subject to Graduate School & University policies. Note that certain prize fellowships may restrict their holders from accepting other awards or performing other paid work. The compensation may affect certain need-based awards, such as student loans. Fellows are required to submit their time via Wolverine Access, as well as, complete and submit their hours to the Director of GSA.
• If appointed, 2008-09, Fellows must complete hiring paperwork in late August 2008. Fellows duties begin September 3, 2008.

General Responsibilities and Commitments:
• Plan, lead and evaluate 3-4 events and programs per semester.
• Extend outreach to attract a diversity of graduate students to each event.
• Develop a comprehensive schedule of programs/events with budget and submit a program worksheet in advance of each program.
• Maintain program records and evaluations.
• Publicize events, in consultation with the appropriate Program Manager, using e-mail, CTools, website, etc.
• Attend periodic individual program meetings with the Director and/or Program Managers.
• Attend all-Fellow meetings in September and March.
Selection Process:
• The selections of 2008-09 Fellows will be by Graduate Student Affairs staff.
• Interviews with top candidates will occur the week of June 23, 2008.
• We expect to appoint the 2008-09 Rackham Graduate Fellows by June 30, 2008.
• 2008-09 Rackham Graduate Fellows will begin service September 3, 2008.

To apply, complete the attached application:
Application for 2008-2009
Rackham Graduate Fellow

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
June 15, 2008, 12 pm

I am applying for a Rackham Graduate Fellow Position in the following program area(s) (check all that apply):
Family Fellow*
International Fellow*
Social Activities Fellow* (not available for ’08-’09)

*Position available to Rackham Graduate Students only


PERSONAL INFORMATION

First/Given Name Last/Family Name:

Gender (optional):

Citizenship (optional):

Ethnicity (optional):


ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Department/School/Degree Program

Year of Study (in 2008-2009)

Degree level

Master’s
Ph.D. precandidate
Ph.D candidate
Current Campus/Lab Address


Current Local Home Address






Expected Residence for 2008-09 (if different)

Email Address

Primary Contact Phone Number

Degree Program Activities for 2008-2009 (Check all that apply):

Coursework
Studying for qualifying exams: Date of exams (in comments below)
Writing masters thesis/prediss paper: Date due (in comments below)
Writing prospectus: Date due (in comments below)
Dissertation research & writing: Stage/expected completion date (in comments below)
Job Search
Other


Comments (use for dates of exams, etc. checked above)

Other academic responsibilities expected for 2008-2009 (check all that apply):

GSI/GSSA
Research Assistant
None
Other _____________________________________________________


Fellowships/External Fellowships/need based awards applied for or awarded for 2008-09:


Major travel plans for 2008-09 (conferences, vacations, research trips, family obligations, if known):

List events or groups to which you have already committed to an active or leadership role in 2008-09:


List any other part time employment or regular volunteer activity planned for 2008-09 (place, hours/wk):


RELEVANT STUDENT LIFE EXPERIENCE


1. Please describe relevant undergraduate, University of Michigan and/or community events or groups in which you have actively participated. Describe your role and any events or programs planned.

Rackham Graduate Fellows are appointed in specific program areas (i.e., social, international, parents), please note how your experience is directly relevant or translatable to your application for a position as a Rackham Graduate Student Fellow in your particular program areas of interest. (Max 250 words):

2. What is an example of an event or activity that you would like to plan if you were a Rackham Graduate Student Fellow in a particular program area? Describe what you would do to prepare for it. Explain why the event would be important for the graduate student community. (Max 200 words)


Thank you for applying to be a 2008-09 Rackham Graduate Fellow. If selected for an interview, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

Posted by moyera at 10:20 AM

The US-China Business Council

Research Associate, Washington DC

Government Affairs & Business Advisory Services Dept.

Starting Salary: mid-30Ks depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance on a cost-shared basis, company-funded disability and life insurance. 3 weeks vacation, sick-leave, and SEP IRA retirement plan (effective after 12 months of employment). Potential for advancement within USCBC's Washington and China offices.

Start Date: Immediate

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) seeks a research associate for the organization’s Government Affairs and Business Advisory Services department (GABAS) in Washington, DC. GABAS is the direct liaison with USCBC member companies, conducts USCBC’s advocacy with the US and PRC governments, and is USCBC’s research and advisory arm.

Founded in 1973, USCBC (www.uschina.org) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan, member-supported organization and the leading organization of US companies engaged in business with the People's Republic of China. Through close collaboration among offices in Washington, DC, Beijing and Shanghai, USCBC provides extensive China-focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with events, to more than 250 US corporations operating within the United States and throughout Asia.

Responsibilities:
 Research, analyze, and write on China business issues and related developments, per member company requests and longer term research projects
 Write regularly for USCBC publications
 Handle department administrative tasks including scheduling, travel arrangements, filing, etc.
 Assist with member recruitment through maintenance of recruitment files and materials
 Manage meeting logistics for department
 Other responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President and the Director of BAS

Qualifications:
 Strong China background with education or work experience in China
 Proficiency in Mandarin (spoken and written) required
 Familiarity with Washington, DC policy climate preferred
 Proven writing, analytical, and communication skills in English
 Comfortable with telephone outreach
 Excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail
 US permanent work authorization required (citizen or Green Card holder)
 Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Contact: Send cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, resume, contact information for 5 references, and brief writing sample (3-5 pages) to: US-China Business Council, 1818 N Street, NW #200, Washington, DC 20036 or via email to busadv@uschina.org with “GABAS Research Associate? in the subject line.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL

Posted by moyera at 10:07 AM

Mandarin: Ann Arbor Public Schools

Mandarin Chinese Teacher full or part-time

Skyline High School

Salary: 2008/09 Teachers Salary Schedule
Starting Date: 2008/09 School Year

Posting Date: 3/4/2008
Deadline Date: until filled
Status: Open

Job Code: P04-08-129

Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s of Arts degree
Able to proficiently communicate in Mandarin Chinese both orally and in writing

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate with FR endorsement (Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture)

Description:
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach District approved curriculum.
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.
Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and --in harmony with the goals establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
Diagnose the learning disabilities of students.
Evaluate pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
Conducts parent teacher conferences for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
Other duties may be assigned.
A successful candidate for this position has demonstrated the following abilities:

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Read, analyze and interpret documents such as professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Write routine reports and correspondence in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Effectively present information before groups of people in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents and community.
Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.

Method:
All applicants must complete the online application at www.aaps.k12.mi.us, “Employment?.
Certified Positions Only: Copies of an active Michigan Teaching Certificate and college transcripts are required with application packet. Original certificate and certified transcripts are required prior to being hired.

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