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CSU IP Resident Director

The Resident Director position provides onsite academic, administrative, and fiscal supervision of an overseas study center, under the direction of the Director of International Programs. A Resident Director of The California State University International Programs (CSU IP) is a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member holding a teaching or administrative appointment on a CSU campus. Resident Directors are appointed by the Director of International Programs with the concurrence of the appointee’s campus administration. Appointments are normally made for a period of one year unless otherwise specified. The faculty member continues to be a campus employee during the year they are abroad, and the campus pays the Resident Director. 

Resident Directors must be full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members holding a teaching or administrative appointment on a California State University campus, possess a terminal degree, and have appropriate overseas experience.  Faculty participating in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) are not full-time and therefore are not eligible. 

All Resident Director appointments are full-time twelve-month appointments beginning August 1 to July 31.


CSU IP offers Resident Director opportunities in the following locations:
  • FRANCE: University of Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, and MICEFA, Paris (Resident Director is based in Aix and oversees both programs.) 
  • ITALY: University of Florence and Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze 
  • SPAIN: the University of Granada and the University of Madrid (Resident Director is based in Madrid and oversees both programs.) 


The faculty member continues to be a campus employee during the year they are abroad, and the campus pays the Resident Director. If the faculty member is currently in a ten-month (academic year) position, they are moved to a twelve-month position resulting in an increase of approximately 15% plus the 10% for the overseas assignment. The 10% differential is designed partially to compensate the Resident Director for those special expenses associated with overseas service.  No additional source of compensation for such expenses is provided.
Travel expenses from California to the study center and return, plus an allowance for program-related local travel expenses, are paid by the Office of the Chancellor. There is no travel allowance for spouses or dependents. Resident Directors are entitled to a maximum of seven days per diem while locating housing.
CSU IP reimburses the CSU campus at a set replacement cost rate (Assistant Professor, class code 2361, minimum salary range plus approximately 25%), plus benefits.


We are currently recruiting for the 2023-2024 Resident Director position in France, Italy and Spain. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year appointment is now available and due December 31, 2021.