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UCEAP Faculty Director, Chile-Argentina 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 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. Faculty Directors must fulfill academic and administrative functions, including oversight of student safety, security and conduct. The 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.

In Santiago, the partner institutions are listed below. Students may participate in Semester I (January to July), Semester II (July to November), or full year (January to November) programs. Each program begins with a three-week intensive language program, which is reviewed and approved by the Faculty Director, at the Catholic University. Students then enroll at their assigned host university for regular classes during the semester/year. The Study Center holds orientation sessions as do both partner universities to help students register in appropriate courses. Coursework is in Spanish.

An EAP Intensive Spanish Language and Culture program exists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Director visits Buenos Aires once during each semester term to assist with student orientation and provide UC academic oversight. Logistical arrangements for this program are organized by Expanish, a provider company in Buenos Aires that works directly with UCEAP. There is also a Latin American Studies Program taught during the summer in five-week program with English language instruction.

A multi-country program in Human Rights and Cultural Memory occurs during fall semester, beginning with six weeks in Buenos Aires and continuing with six weeks in Santiago, Chile. In total, the Director makes three trips to Buenos Aires in the course of the academic year. Additional programming may be in development at the time the new Director takes office.

ELIGIBILITY: UC Ladder-Rank Faculty and Lecturers with SOE are invited to apply. Demonstrated campus service to UCEAP is desirable.

APPOINTMENT TERM: July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021
PERIOD OF RESIDENCY & LOCATION: Concurrent with Term of Appointment, Santiago, Chile.
DIRECTOR’S HOUSING The Faculty Director finds her/his own housing of choice in Santiago; assistance is generally provided by the previous Director and/or the Program Coordinator.

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

• Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (la Católica) - 20 students per semester (total of 40 per year)
• University of Chile (la Chile) - 20 students per semester (total of 40 per year)
• Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires – 30 students per semester (60 per year)
• Tres de Febrero University, Buenos Aires – 35 students per summer
• Torcuato De Tella University, Buenos Aires and Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago – 30 students in fall semester


• Director - Fluent in Spanish
• Students – in Santiago, Intermediate to advanced Spanish
• Students -- in Buenos Aires, all levels


  • Any, no preference -

The UC Study Center is located in Santiago at the Catholic University’s Campus Oriente (in Nuñoa).

There are two experienced staff in the Santiago Study Center: a Program Coordinator and a Program Assistant.

The two partner institutions in Santiago send students to UC. The Reciprocity unit in the UCEAP Systemwide Office works directly with the relevant staff at both partner institutions to coordinate both exchange programs. Only in rare instances does the Study Center become involved in this work.

TEACHING: There is no teaching requirement.

Knowledge of the Southern Cone is required. Familiarity with one or more of the Chilean partner institutions is desired. The appointed Faculty 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 Study Center in Santiago has an active and important internship program for students that is managed by staff. The Director must oversee the academic work associated with these internships and where appropriate establish new relations with potential employers with whom she or he might have relationships.

The 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 Faculty Director will participate in conversations with the outgoing Faculty Director to ensure a smooth transition and obtain orientation by EAP 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, 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 - 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 who reside 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.

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

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 two family members, or up to $2,500 for families of more than two, inclusive of spouse and/or 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 two family members, or up to $3,000 for families of more than two, inclusive of spouse and/or 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.

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 Karen Mead 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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Santiago, Chile

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