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UCEAP Faculty Director, China 2020-22

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 3rd, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Administrative Appointment
Two-Year Term, 2020-22
Full or Partial Residency Options

Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC, and the world. Since 1962, UCEAP has supported this mission, serving some 100,000 students across all 10 UC campuses and over 32,000 international exchange students. Sustained by strong academic excellence, spirited faculty collaboration and an interrelated support system, UCEAP produces future global citizens and thought leaders.

Reporting to UCEAP’s Associate Vice Provost & Executive Director, and in close collaboration with the Regional Directors in UCEAP’s Goleta Systemwide Office, the UC Faculty Director oversees UCEAP’s programs abroad, represents the University of California to host universities, and at some sites work with third-parties responsible for various program elements. The UC Faculty Director oversees student academic issues, arranges or supervises independent study projects and internships, manages host university relations, and is available to the Study Center staff members for consult on student welfare issues, including safety and security. UC Faculty Directors must fulfill academic and administrative functions, including oversight of student safety, security and conduct.

Existing programs in Beijing:

• Full-year program (PKU)
• Fall semester program (BNU)
• Spring semester programs (Tsinghua and PKU)
• Stand-alone summer programs (BNU)

• Language instruction is a large component of most of these programs, but all fields of study are possible for advanced speakers of Chinese. Current student participation: 30 summer; 15+ fall semester; 30+ spring semester

Existing programs in Shanghai:

• Summer school international program (Fudan).
• Fall at Fudan is program in English called Global & International Studies (GIS). This program is focused on issues related to globalization and China’s role in the international community. Anticipate participation of largely UC with a small number of Fudan students.

• Spring semester program for study in English at Fudan University in business, economics, media and communication. Using existing Fudan University courses and faculty, UC students will study with local students.
• Current student participation: 20 summer; 40 fall semester; 30 spring semester

UC ladder-rank faculty and lecturers SOE are invited to apply. Demonstrated campus service to UCEAP is desirable.

November 30, 2018

September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2022

Residency concurrent with term of appointment, Shanghai, China. Partial year-residency during the term of service will be considered.

The Director obtains her/his own housing of choice within the vicinity of Fudan University in Shanghai.


• Director - Intermediate to Advanced Mandarin Chinese
• Students – Beginning to Advanced Chinese, or English (depending on specific program requirements)

Social Sciences or Humanities preferred, as the UC Faculty Director will teach a course for GIS fall in Shanghai.

UCEAP has Study Centers in Beijing at the PKU Global Village Center and in the Center for American Studies on the Fudan University campus in Shanghai.

UCEAP Study Center staff in each location includes: full-time senior staff members; a second staff member in each location (Program Assistant); with support from temporary or part time student workers as needed dependent on UC enrollment. The Study Center staff members are trained to plan and execute professionally and independently the student services components of UCEAP’s programs, as well as manage day-to-day program operations. Additionally, a Resident Director manages the administration of the Beijing office, with academic oversight provided by UC Faculty Director in Shanghai.

The Director assists with communications with partner universities about the reciprocal exchange program, which consists of BNU and PKU faculty/scholars for research, networking, etc., and PKU and Fudan University students coming to UC campuses for non-degree enrollment.

Teaching (in English) in the fall GIS program is considered part of the Director’s job responsibilities (see special considerations below). The Director should be prepared to promote student internships and may supervise some independent study projects undertaken by UC students.

Because of the extensive nature and split location of university relationships, a brief trip each summer, fall and spring to Beijing for consultations, plus teaching in the fall term GIS in Shanghai, limited time for research or other professional interests will be available.

The appointed Director must have excellent managerial skills including ability to delegate tasks effectively and to work effectively, efficiently, and collegially with a professional staff while concentrating her or his efforts on the academic programs and UC diplomatic relations and communications with partner universities. The Director teaches a core course in the GIS program each fall at Fudan University on a subject related to the theme of China, globalization, international studies.

The UC Faculty Director will also assist UCEAP and the campus EAP offices in recruiting students to the programs administered by the Study Center. This assistance may include developing information about the programs that will attract students, responding to applicants’ and advisers’ inquiries, and corresponding with students selected for the programs.

It is expected that the new UC Faculty Director will participate in conversations with the outgoing UC Faculty Director to ensure a smooth transition and obtain orientation by the UCEAP Systemwide Office prior to departure. After the new Appointee is confirmed, the Regional Director will facilitate introductions and suggest an "overlap" consultation by email or Skype at mutually beneficial times.


Replacement Funds to Campus Department
Director remains on his/her home campus department payroll and continues to receive regular salary from the home department.

• UCEAP will provide the home campus with replacement funds in the total amount of $55,000 for each academic year (September through June) of the appointment term. The home department will provide instructions to UCEAP regarding the appropriate account to credit with those funds.

• Benefits are provided in accordance with applicable University policies and are administered by each UC campus. UCEAP does not reimburse the home campus for any costs related to benefits or sabbatical accrual.

Salary & Administrative Stipend
The UC Faculty Director remains on her or his home campus department payroll with continuation of regular salary for the duration of the appointment. UCEAP will provide an annual administrative stipend (payable in monthly increments) as follows: Associate Professor - $14,000 annually, Full Professor - $20,000 annually. The annual stipend will be prorated according to the actual number of service months as UC Faculty Director each Fiscal Year.


• Housing Allowance is provided, based on a percentage of the Living Quarters Allowance from the US Department of State (DOS) and actual housing costs. The annual housing allowance will determined in the first fiscal year of the appointment according to DOS rates, and will remain the same for the duration of the appointment.

• Post Allowance (cost of goods adjustment), also based on a percentage of DOS rates, is provided to mitigate the costs of living abroad. The annual post allowance will be updated in accordance with published DOS rates each fiscal year of the appointment term.

• Education Allowance is provided at a rate of $3,000 per child per academic year for children under the age of 18, residing abroad for at least one year. The education subsidy will be prorated for residency of a partial academic year.

• Relocation Allowance will be provided as follows:

For relocation to host country: UCEAP will provide a maximum of up to $1,500 for the Director, up to $2,000 for a couple, or up to $2,500 for families with children under 18 years of age.

For return to California: UCEAP will provide a maximum of up to $2,000 for the Director, up to $2,500 for a couple, or up to $3,000 for families with children under 18 years of age.

All allowances are paid through the appointee’s home campus payroll, will be prorated according to the actual service months in-residence each fiscal year, and are subject to US taxation for long-term assignments of over one year.

UCEAP provides outbound and return airfare and transportation to and from the appointment letter departure and arrival destinations at lowest economy rate airfare per pre-approved UCEAP Travel quote for the UC Faculty Director and the UC Faculty Director’s spouse and children under 18 years of age who will reside abroad for a minimum of one-quarter, as applicable. These travel benefits will be provided only once during the Director’s two-year appointment term. Coverage of business travel to Beijing is also provided via bullet train and local transportation expenses, hotel costs and allowable meals and incidentals.

Visa/Residency Permit(s)
Costs to obtain or renew a visa/residency permit will be reimbursed by UCEAP (receipts are required). UCEAP does not process Visa applications.

Other Considerations
UC faculty and employees working abroad are advised that they may be required to file returns and pay taxes in the foreign country in which they are working. Assignments in China for more than six months in-residence per calendar year require in-country, income tax payments. In accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations Directors may, in some cases, be eligible to exclude some foreign earned income (earned while abroad) in calculating their US federal taxes each year. It is important for Directors and employees to fulfill their obligation to file and pay taxes according to the rules and regulations of both countries, as applicable. To ensure tax compliance, UCEAP highly recommends seeking expert tax advice for an assignment abroad. When host country taxation applies to assignments abroad, UCEAP provides a tax program which includes professional consulting and tax filing services.

UCEAP does not reimburse the home campus for any costs related to health and welfare benefits or sabbatical accrual; please note that vacation time is not accrued during UCEAP service. Due to coverage limitations of some UC health insurance plans, Directors may choose to change health insurance plans for the period they reside abroad, affecting monthly premiums, deductibles and plan coverage. A campus Health Care Facilitator can provide more detailed information. UCEAP does not offer supplemental insurance coverage.

Business travel insurance coverage for Directors and traveling companions is provided by UC

For questions about application and interview processes or terms of appointment, contact UCEAP Human Resources Director Bryna Bock For questions that are program-specific, contact UCEAP Academic Programs Director Karen Mead For more information about UCEAP, visit

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Shanghai, China

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