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UCEAP Faculty Director, Northern Europe (Germany) 2020-22

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 4th, 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

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 EAP’s programs abroad, represents the University of California to host universities, and at some sites work with third-party providers responsible for various program elements. UC Faculty Directors must fulfill academic and administrative functions, including oversight of student safety, security and conduct. 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.

Students in Berlin are enrolled in regular host university courses taught in German at Free University, Humboldt University, and Technical University. A wide range of fields for semester and year-long study are available. Intensive language programs precede the start of university courses. UC students also participate in the Berlin-European Studies Program at Free University in the fall and spring semesters. Humanities and Social Sciences courses taught in English that focus on Berlin, Germany and Europe are combined with German language study. In the Free University Summer School students can take courses taught in English, study German intensively or do a combination of both. The Technical University Summer School offers courses in English in STEM fields, business, and architecture/design. Students can also enroll in the Engineering for Sustainability summer program in Munich.

Students in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden take regular host university courses taught in English at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, University of Oslo, Lund University, and Uppsala University. A comprehensive array of coursework in most disciplines is available for study in the fall or spring semesters or for the full academic year.

UC Senate Members (ladder-rank faculty, lecturers SOE). Demonstrated campus service to UCEAP is desirable.

November 30, 2018

July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022

Residency concurrent with term of appointment in Berlin, Germany.

Director arranges own housing of choice in Berlin.

HOST UNIVERSITIES AND PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY STUDY CENTERS & APPROXIMATE ENROLLMENT IN 2018-19 (institutions subject to modification; actual number of students enrolled varies each year)

• Berlin Universities – 22 semester and 18 year at Technical University, Free University, and Humboldt University
• Free University Berlin European Studies program – 44 fall, 26 spring
• Free University Summer School – 67
• Technical University Summer School – 14
• Munich University of Applied Sciences Summer School - 7

• University of Copenhagen – 40 fall semester, 20 spring semester and 11 year
• Aarhus University – new for 2019-20
• Copenhagen Business School Summer University – new for summer 2019

• University of Oslo – 5 summer, 20 fall semester, 10 spring semester and 1 year

• Lund University – 68 fall semester, 30 spring semester and 4 year
• Uppsala University – new for 2019-20


• Director - Proficiency in German preferred
• Students in Germany - Immersion Programs (2+ years of German)
-- FU-BEST, TU, FU and Munich summer schools – No language prerequisites
-- Denmark, Norway, and Sweden – No language prerequisites


  • Any, no preference -

The Berlin Study Center office is located at Free University Berlin

One 0.75 FTE Program Manager and one 0.5 FTE Administrative Assistant in Berlin.

One full time program coordinator in Lund, Sweden and one full time program coordinator in Copenhagen.

There is reciprocal exchange for all programs. Host university students attend UC for one or more terms (up to one year) depending on individual host university agreements.

Teaching a course in Berlin may be required.

Oversight of programs in Denmark and Sweden is undertaken using primarily remote means of communication. Travel to Copenhagen and Lund will be no more than once a semester except if required by an emergency. Study Center staff will manage the routine academic and administrative responsibilities of the local programs.

The Director will also assist UCEAP in recruiting prospective students to the programs administered by the Study Center. This assistance may include responding to applicant and campus advisor inquiries and corresponding with students selected for the programs. The Director may also work on the identification of programs and courses in his or her field at host universities that UC students can use to fulfill UC major and degree requirements.


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, prorated for an appointment fulfilled at less than the full 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. Travel benefits for long-term assignments of over one year are subject to US taxation.

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. In accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations Directors may, in some cases, be eligible to exclude some 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. To ensure tax compliance, UCEAP highly recommends seeking expert tax advice for an assignment abroad.

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, including medical evacuation and/or repatriation services for Directors and traveling companions, is offered through 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 Director of Programs, Europe, Linda York For more information about UCEAP, visit

Please note: the review process takes place in stages over the course of the full academic year, in accordance with UCEAP and UC Senate Committee on International Education (UCIE) search and selection protocol. Appointment decisions to be announced in July, 2019.

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Berlin, Germany

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