Interim Director (Part Time)

Confucius Institute

Office of International Programs
Kansas State University

Kansas State University invites nominationsand applications for the position of Interim Director, Confucius Institute. This position is a part time interim position that will be compatible with other positions on campus and reports to the Associate Provost, Office of International Programs.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of directing and managing the Confucius Institute (CI), its budget and overall organization. The chosen candidate will be responsible for direct communication with all relevant KSU units and with external entities, including other Confucius Institutes, the Hanban organization, which supervises Confucius Institutes worldwide; and with our (CI) partners Jilin University.  A national search for a permanent position will be conducted later this fall for a start date of June 7th 2015 at the earliest. 


Duties include:

Coordinate communication with Jilin University (partner institution), Hanban and other relevantexternal institutions.

Coordinate and lead planning of Confucius Institute activities, including the Grand Opening in the Spring 2015.

Coordinate the selection of the first group of CI scholars coming to KSU from Jilin University.


Assist with search for and supervision of full time executive assistant director or activities coordinator, and other essential staff, including administrative support staff, of the CI


Required Qualifications:


Tenured or advanced tenure track faculty member

Fluency in Mandarin language

Comprehensive understanding of Chinese Culture


Preferred Qualifications:

Administrative experience

Familiarity with Educational Technology


To apply:

Applications and inquiries must be submitted electronically to with reference to Confucius Institute Interim Director Search Committee.   To assure full consideration please submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications and expectations described above; a current curriculum vita; names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of three persons from whom references will be contacted after initial screening.     Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.


Conditions of the appointment:

This is a part time position and will be compatible with the other campus position held and therefore will require the current department approval. 


Deadline for application submission:


October 15, 2014 


Tentative start date:

Negotiable, with preference for October 26th, 2014.