Job Posting: Visiting Program Coordinator, UIUC

International Programs and Studies/Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Visiting Program Coordinator
12 month 100% position

Primary Function: The Visiting Program Coordinator will assume a primary role in planning and preparing an application for a new US/ED Title VI Area Studies National Resource Center (NRC) in South Asian Studies at the University of Illinois.   Some domestic travel will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist the Director of the South Asian Initiative in preparing the Title VI application for an NRC in South Asian Studies. This will include researching, cataloging, and developing a database of South Asian resources and faculty on campus; assisting in the preparation and writing of the Title VI and other grant applications.
• Coordinate existing and new programmatic activities focused on South Asia both on and off campus, such as visiting speakers, colloquia, conferences, and jointly planned activities with other campus units and organizations, as well as workshops for business and professional groups.
• Coordinate activities with partner institutions; and liaision with multiple campus organizations
• Develop and support programmatic activities on South Asia at the University of Illinois and may involve logistical planning for conferences, symposia, visiting speakers and workshops.
• Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Organizational Relationship: The Visiting Program Coordinator will report to the Director of the Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies (CSAMES) and the Director of the South Asian Initiative. S/he will work with other Area Center Associate Directors and Outreach Coordinators.

Required Education, Experience and Abilities:
• Bachelors degree in a social science or humanities field, preferably in South Asian studies
• Familiarity with handling databases and writing reports is considered a strong asset.
• Excellent English writing and speaking skills
• Strong organizational ability
• Creative and interdisciplinary orientation
• Excellent computer skills
Desired Experience:
• Master’s degree, in a social science or humanities field, preferably in South Asian studies
• Knowledge of a South Asian language.
• Experience in grant-writing and U.S. federal grant programs

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Starting Date: ASAP after close date.

Closing Date: In order to ensure full consideration, a letter of interest, resume including email address, short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation must be received by November 24, 2008. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Rajeev Malik, Chair
Search #12094
University of Illinois
507 E. Green, Suite 404, MC-417
Champaign, IL 61820

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities, Women, and other designated class members are encouraged to apply.