Academic Coordinator
University of California Santa Barbara
United States

Academic Coordinator I for the Center for Taiwan Studies

Job #JPF01810
  • College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts - East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 10th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Jul 24, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Aug 31, 2020 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.


The Center for Taiwan Studies (CTS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a half-time Academic Coordinator I position. This is a 12-month fiscal year appointment (non-tenure track). The Academic Coordinator (AC) assists the Center for Taiwan Studies Director in developing and implementing programming consistent with the mission of the Center, including yearly international conferences of scholars whose work relates to Taiwan, and two to three quarterly events, such as movie showings, lectures, cultural events, graduate student forums, etc. The AC also assists, as needed, with events in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies that include Taiwan in full or as a component. The goal of the programming at CTS is to promote Taiwan Studies and to educate students, scholars, and community members about the culture, literature, history, society, and politics of Taiwan. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

Program Administration

The AC performs administrative functions for CTS, serving as a key contact for all visiting speakers, UCSB faculty, staff and students, and the off-campus community. The AC oversees the coordination and implementation of all Center activities and interacts with public speakers and visiting scholars, writers, authors, and other public figures. This includes arranging accommodations, venues, food, technical assistance, logistics, agendas, name cards, posters, and office support.

The AC is also responsible for assisting the Director in implementing research and learning support opportunities for UCSB students and faculty associated with the Center. The AC manages routine communication with faculty and community members; supervises and coordinates visits and events, including receptions for visiting speakers; maintains budget records for the program; coordinates travel and lodging for speakers; supervises student assistants; maintains the website; and supervises public information materials, such as the quarterly calendar, publications, and interviews with speakers.

Program Analysis and Evaluation

The AC analyzes the Center’s budget and prepares regular reports for the Center Director regarding the Center’s finances. The AC assists with grant writing and reporting, and program analysis. The AC monitors the demographics of program attendance and works with other campus centers and programs to coordinate co-sponsored events and to ensure diversity of participants and audience. The AC assists the Director in writing and editing grant proposals and reports.

Publishing & Design Work

The AC edits and designs proceedings, anthologies of Taiwan literature, and other publication projects, including the biannual journal, Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series. Editorial assistance includes editing, writing, and proofreading for CTS publications, the CTS newsletter, webpages, and flyers for public lectures and cultural events.

Basic Qualification:

•M.A. in the humanities or social sciences

Additional Qualifications:

•1-2 years of experience working within an academic institution
•1-2 years of experience in a position that required administrative and organizational activities
•1-2 years of experience designing marketing materials and books in InDesign and Photoshop
•2-3 years of experience using Word and Excel for standard administrative duties.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience coordinating public events
•Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
•Significant editing, writing, and proofreading skills and experience
•Ability to prioritize, conduct, and manage multiple projects
•Ability to oversee and mentor student assistants
•Experience in financial management
•Demonstrated ability to write reports and communications to high-level grant-dispensing institutions
•Familiarity with Taiwan and its culture
• Basic reading and conversation proficiency in Chinese language

Salary is based on UC salary scales and depends on qualifications. Complete applications received by July 24, 2020, will receive full review. To ensure full consideration, please submit the following electronically to
• Cover letter
• Contact information for two references whom we may contact by email or phone.
• Current curriculum vita (CV).

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. For information on our department, please visit our website: Inquiries about the advertised position may be directed to our department’s Academic Coordinator, Natalie Juarez at Please be sure to mention JPF01810.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

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