The University of British Columbia
Applications for the Directorship, Centre for Japanese Research
April 08, 2010
The Institute of Asian Research is seeking applications from within the
University for the post of Director of the Centre for Japanese Research.
Applicants should hold academic appointments at UBC and have a demonstrated
record of research activities and achievements concentrated on Japan or
Japan's role in the world. The successful applicant will be expected to take
up the appointment 1 July 2010.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop research programs
focusing on Japan and Japan's global role, seek funding from external donors
for the programs of the Centre, organize conferences and seminars on the
Centre's research interests and projects, administer the budget of the
Centre, and chair the Centre's management committee. The Centre Director
will be expected to collaborate with the Director of the Institute in
developing inter-centre collaborations and inter-disciplinary teaching,
research and communication initiatives. The Centre Director will also serve
on the Council of the Institute.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We
encourage all qualified persons to apply.
The appointment will be for a term of three years. The deadline for
applications is 21 April 2010.
$37, 956.00 (Annual)
Desired Start Date - 2010/4/6
End Date - 2010/7/30
The Institute of Asian Research is developing an ambitious communications strategy. Daily dispatches (i.e. articles, news items, photos, interviews, audio/video clips) will be offered via a variety of technology platforms in a nested format from very short communications to full academic papers. The Communications Assistant will be expected to gather and edit these dispatches, as well as to organize their distribution. The incumbent will assist in promoting various Institute programs (teaching and research), events and other activities as a whole as destinations for members of the public with Asia Pacific policy interests.
Reports to the Associate Director with regards to ongoing day-to-day tasks and priorities. Works with faculty, staff, researchers, students, alumni, visitors to IAR and UBC as well as external scholars and specialists. Coordinates with the Institute's Communications Committee for strategic planning and development of materials, articles and other special projects.
The Communications Assistant will plan the distribution of daily dispatches on different electronic platforms, including push technologies, the Institute's website and email subscriptions. S/he will build up a backlog of content to initiate a 3-month trial of daily (weekday) dispatches and then maintain the stream of dispatches in close collaboration with contributors for the duration of this trial. S/he proofs/edits all materials by deadlines and coordinates distribution of these materials onto various electronic media (website, blogs, social networks, RSS, etc.) S/he will also be responsible for documenting and filing signed forms collected from subjects for permission to use their images. S/he maintains an archival system for articles/audio/video clips/photographs and other communications materials as required.
The Communications Assistant will be supervised during the trial period by a small group of faculty who will actively participate in the planning and editing of dispatches. Direct supervision will be provided by the Associate Director.
May occasionally supervise the work of student assistants as needed.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
- Breaches of privacy or security could result in legal and ethical repercussions for IAR, Pacific Affairs, CFIS and UBC
- Errors or incorrect decisions can adversely affect the reputation of the Institute, its faculty, students, alumni and staff.
High School graduation and two years post-secondary education. Preferably an undergraduate degree in Communications or Journalism;. 3 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Related experience or relevant work experience in a university setting. Exceptionally strong communication skills (written, oral and listening) Experience with current communication forms/media, especially blogs, social networking websites and RSS-feeds Must be entrepreneurial, have a positive attitude and be a team player Experience with basic audio/video and text editing Experience with the administration of websites and archiving of information a preferred asset an Asian language, interest in policy in the Asia Pacific region, and some familiarity with Asian publication platforms are preferred assets Substantial personal initiative is expected Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
For information on how to apply please visist UBC's
Director, Institute of Asian Research
This advertisement is addressed to faculty members with active, tenured academic appointments at the rank of Full Professor (or Associate Professor in exceptional circumstances) at UBC.
The University of British Columbia invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Institute of Asian Research (IAR) in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies (CFIS).
Established in 1978, the Institute of Asian Research includes five centres which focus on policy research in China, Japan, Korea, India and South Asia, and South East Asia. The Institute has a broad mandate to develop research on Asia within and across its constituent research centres in a wide range of fields, including interdisciplinary themes relating to developments in the Asia-Pacific region and Canadian relations with Asia. The Institute is responsible for faculty and graduate academic exchanges of information at the University-wide level through a comprehensive program of seminars and research publications. There is also a broader role to develop outreach programs and linkages with government agencies and institutions of higher learning to foster participation in the Institute and its centres' activities.
The successful candidate for Director must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated excellence in administration and community service in a post-secondary academic environment. She/he will be a distinguished scholar in the study of Asia, with academic credentials consistent with appointment to the rank of Full Professor (or tenured Associate Professor). Research competence in at least one Asian language is strongly desired. Some fundraising experience would be an asset. The Director will coordinate an active research program in all aspects of the study of Asia, perform leading research in a specific area, and promote and develop interdisciplinary graduate teaching programs. The Director reports to the Principal of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies.
The appointment will be for an initial term up to five years, with the possibility for renewal. The preferred commencement date is July 1, 2009.
Interviews will begin in January 2009 until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to orally present their respective leadership philosophy to members of the Institute of Asian Research and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a philosophy/statement on their goals as leader of the Institute, and a list of three referees to the following address no later than December 31, 2008:
Prof. Sneja Gunew
Chair, IAR Director Search Committee
College for Interdisciplinary Studies
164-1855 West Mall
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z2
Fax: +1 604 827-4439
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. This position is restricted to citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
Supplementary information in PDF file.
Applications for Directorship, Centre for Korean Research
The Institute of Asian Research is seeking applications from within the University of British Columbia for the post of Director of the Centre for Korean Research (CKR). Applicants should hold academic appointments at UBC and have a demonstrated record of research activities and achievements concentrated on Korea. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the appointment on January 1, 2009.
The successful candidate, as Chair of CKR’s Management Committee, will be expected to play the leadership role in developing research programs focusing on Korea, seeking funding from external sources for the programs of the Centre for Korean Research, organizing conferences and seminars on the Centre’s research interests and projects, and administering the budget of the Centre.
The Centre Director will be expected to collaborate with the Director of the Institute of Asian Research in developing inter-Centre and interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives. The Centre Director will also serve on the Council of the Institute.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of three to five years and details of the appointment will be negotiable. The deadline for applications is December 20, 2008.
Applicants should send, by e-mail or postal mail, a letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and postal and e-mail addresses of three references to:
Professor Masao Nakamura, Acting Director
Institute of Asian Research
C/o Mrs. Karen Jew
C.K. Choi Building, Room 251
1855 West Mall, UBC, V6T 1Z2
Tel: (604) 822-4688 Fax: (604) 822-5207