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Associate Director of Asia and Pacific Programs

St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York
The salary range is $58,000 - $65,000 annually
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

Job Details

St. Lawrence University invites applications for an Associate Director of Asia and Pacific Programs. Housed in the Center for International and Intercultural Studies and reporting to the Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Initiatives, the Associate Director will work with a team of four to support off-campus study opportunities and international/intercultural programming on-campus, focusing on Asia and the Pacific. The Associate Director will be the principal advisor and administrative contact for a portfolio of programs-including recruiting, pre-departure advising, visa preparation, and as a contact while students are on-site. In addition, the Associate Director will develop and teach two courses per year based on their teaching and research interests. Candidates with a terminal degree may be eligible for appointment as an instructor of practice in a relevant department or program and these appointments are eligible for promotion in rank.

The Associate Director of Asia and Pacific Programs is supported by a generous endowment, with dedicated funds to support teaching, research, study abroad, and internship opportunities in Asia. The Associate Director will help develop these initiatives in Asia by working with faculty and students across campus, with some travel to the Asia and Pacific region required.

International Education Administrative Responsibilities (50%)


  • Promote, advise, and manage an off-campus study portfolio of affiliated programs in Asia and the Pacific during the fall, spring, summer, and/or academic year.
  • Manage a grant funded Freeman ASIA summer internship program.
  • Provide pre-departure support, including program applications, program interviews, orientations, and visa guidance.
  • Serve as a point of contact for students while studying off-campus.
  • Review program evaluations and make strategic recommendations to the Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Studies and Director of Off-Campus study.
  • Maintain MOUs and partnerships with partner organizations.
  • Consult with the Student Safe Travel Committee on issues of safety and security related to portfolio of programs.
  • Collaborate with other staff and faculty through the Center for International and Intercultural studies to support off-campus programs and on-campus intercultural events throughout the year.

Teaching Responsibilities (30%)

  • Design and lead two courses per academic year, depending on research background but ideally related broadly to Asia and/or intercultural education.
  • One of these courses could contain a short-term travel component or be a co-taught summer course with another faculty member to increase student interaction with the Asia and Pacific region.
  • Collaborate with the First-Year Program for outreach to First-Year Students.
  • Design and lead on-campus intercultural programming related to Asia and Pacific regions.

Expanding Asia-Focused Initiatives Across Campus (20%)

  • Develop a strategic plan for Asia and Pacific-focused initiatives.
  • Meet all reporting requirements of grants, including Freeman ASIA.
  • Seek additional scholarships and grant opportunities focused on Asia and the Pacific.
  • Collaborate with International Student Services, academic departments and programs, and AAPI-focused student organizations to support intercultural initiatives, events, and educational opportunities on St. Lawrence’s campus.
  • Support international admission efforts in Asia/Pacific regions.

The salary range is $58,000 - $65,000 and provides for health, education, and retirement benefits with a match of 10%. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law. This position is planned for on-campus work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum 2 years of experience teaching and/or advising undergraduate students.
  • Significant personal and/or professional experience in Asia (living, studying, and/or working)
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. with research specialty in Asian Studies (research expertise open)
  • Proficiency in second language
  • Familiarity with Terra Dotta, Slate, Colleague, and/or other student information systems
  • Demonstrated experience applying for and meeting requirements for grants.
  • Demonstrated experience planning or leading international education programming.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Matt Carotenuto, Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Studies, (

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.


Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

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