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UCEAP Faculty Director, China 2019-21

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Two-Year Term, 2019-21
Administrative Appointment

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 served as the UC systemwide international exchange program. Serving all UC campuses, UCEAP continues its support of the University of California’s mission through academic instruction and exchange relationships around the world. UCEAP is active in over 40 countries and currently enrolls over 5,000 students annually with 120 international partners and over 1,500 international students study on UC campuses as reciprocity students each year. More than 550 UC faculty have served as Faculty Directors, Visiting Professors and program instructors.

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 15, 2017

September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2021

Residency concurrent with term of appointment, Shanghai, China.

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 - based on actual housing costs, up to the allowance limit of 40% of the annual Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) rate from the US Department of State (DOS). The annual housing allowance will be determined based on published rates in April, prior the start of the appointment, and will remain the same for each year of the appointment.

• Post Allowance - (cost of goods adjustment), also based on 40% of the DOS annual rate, is provided to mitigate the costs of living abroad. The annual post allowance will be determined based on published rates in April, prior to the start of the appointment, and again in April, prior to the second fiscal year of the appointment.

• 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.

The housing and post allowances will be prorated according to the actual service months in-residence each fiscal year. All subsidies listed above are subject to US taxation.

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 required 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.

Relocation and Removal Expenses
A removal subsidy (for actual shipping expenses, which include excess baggage fees) will be provided as follows:

For removal 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 removal 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.

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 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 Regional Director Mary McMahon For more information about UCEAP, visit

Please note: the application 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, 2018.

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Shanghai, China

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