Thursday, August 27, 2015

Harvard University: Executive Director

Executive Director
Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
Harvard University

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First established in 1973 as the Japan Institute, The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University is one of the preeminent centers in the world supporting research activities concerning Japan and Japanese studies. Its mission is to promote a wide-ranging exchange of ideas on political, social, economic, cultural, and humanitarian issues, stimulating scholarly and public interest about Japan and U.S.-Japan relations. 

The Executive Director (ED) of the Reischauer Institute plays a key role in building coordinated programs for Harvard’s research and teaching engagement with Japan. The ED works closely with the Faculty Director to provide strategic leadership and to conceptualize and develop new programs, strategies, and initiatives to advance the academic, research, and programmatic agenda of the Institute. The ED develops new and promotes existing relationships with Institute affiliates, alumni, scholars, organizations, and institutions in the U.S., Japan, and beyond. The ED manages the implementation of Institute grants, summer programs abroad, and collaborates with libraries and museums to ensure the development of new resources and initiatives. The ED produces Institute communications and oversees a broad array of programmatic activities. The ED should demonstrate broad knowledge of Japanese studies, proficiency in Japanese, familiarity with current affairs in Japan/Asia, have an advanced degree in a related discipline and/or equivalent professional experience, experience managing staff, and have a minimum of five-plus years of progressively responsible management experience in academic or research administration, including significant experience working with faculty.

Note: This position does not provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.

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Harvard University is an equal opportunity 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.