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Job Opening – Resident Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 May 2006

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is seeking a Resident Director for its Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia office. The ACMS is a non-profit, non-governmental educational organization that supports the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia. The ACMS is an American Overseas Research Center with primary funding from the US Department of Education and its 28 member institutions. For more information on the ACMS, please visit www.mongoliacenter.org. The ACMS defines Mongolian Studies to include all academic fields as they relate to Mongolia and the Inner Asian region.


The ACMS Resident Director is responsible for the management of the ACMS Ulaanbaatar office, staff and programs, and the development of new programs, partners and funding sources. The position is primarily administrative, but requires an ability to work effectively with international and Mongolian academic institutions, scholars and students. Experience in the US higher education system through study or work and experience working or studying in Mongolia or Inner Asia is required.   

The position is salaried and full-time, with a basic housing and benefit allowance. Short-term research and personal leaves are negotiable. 

The responsibilities of the ACMS Resident Director include:

  • Overseeing the financial accounting and management of the ACMS operations in Mongolia;
  • Facilitating the research activities of international scholars and students in Mongolia, including providing logistical support, helping locate partner institutions and scholars in Mongolia, and helping to disseminate research and experiences both locally and internationally;
  • Maintaining a friendly, cooperative and productive relationship with the US Embassy and other international organizations in Ulaanbaatar and seeking ways to develop scholarly programs and exchanges in cooperation with these organizations;
  • Building relationships and programs with Mongolian academic institutions, scholars and students;
  • Writing grant proposals independently and cooperatively with the ACMS US office to support programs and projects related to Mongolian Studies;
  • Editing the ACMS website and newsletter, and creating promotional materials for the ACMS;
  • Working with Mongolian libraries and archives, and developing the ACMS library, to make materials available for academic research related to Mongolian Studies;
  • Developing new programs and projects.

Qualifications for the position include:

A Masters Degree is required, a PhD preferred

Experience living, working or studying in Mongolia or Inner Asia

A graduate degree or teaching experience at a US university

Administrative and managerial experience strongly recommended

Financial accounting experience preferred

Mongolian language ability preferred 

Application materials required include:

  • A cover letter that summarizes your interest in the position and relevant experience
  • A current c.v. with contact information
  • A list of three references. References will only be contacted for short listed candidates.

Please submit your application as an email attachment to: info @ mongoliacenter.org 

Application screening will begin June 1, 2006, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The position is available starting August 1, 2006. Interviews in will be conducted in person in Ulaanbaatar from June 12-20. Additional interviews will be arranged through teleconference. 

For more information on the position, please email: info @ mongoliacenter.org  

For more information on the ACMS, please visit our website: www.mongoliacenter.org 

The ACMS does not discriminate in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or religion. 

ACMS Mission Statement:


The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) is a non-profit educational organization that supports the development of Mongolian Studies and academic exchanges with Inner Asia. The activities of the ACMS include the development of academic resources, student and research support and the fostering of academic partnerships in all fields of study related to Mongolia.

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1. How about sexual orientation?
Written by Guest, on 2006-05-20 16:21:18, IP:
Otherwise, I meet all the criteria to be a good candidate.

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