NEW PAGE for 2016: Japanese Language and Literature 2015-2016
Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions
Dartmouth College (NH) - Assistant Professor, Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Japanese. Appointment will become effective July 1, 2015, with teaching duties beginning in September 2015. Applicants for this position must either hold a PhD or be ABD; additionally, they must have native or near native fluency in Japanese and English.
The field of specialization will be literature, film, or culture, with priority given to candidates whose research incorporates language and its relationship to issues of representation. In addition, candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to foreign language instruction. The successful candidate will participate in administering the Japanese language program and alternate direction of the annual ten-week study-abroad program in Chiba, Japan. The classroom teaching load is four courses per year, to be taught over three of the four quarters, and would include introductory classes and seminars in English as well as thematic courses in Japanese.
Applicants should submit, via email, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample (25-50 pages) to http://apply.interfolio.com/26037. Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed via Interfolio separately.
The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Questions should be directed to James Dorsey at: email@example.com.
Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. One of the most diverse institutions of higher education in New England, Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, has a strong commitment to diversity, and in that spirit encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.
- Skype interview scheduled for early December.
- Heard second hand that an offer has been accepted. (1/21)
Florida State University - Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies
The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies, to begin August 2015. We welcome applicants with a broad range of research interests, and we are especially interested in scholarship that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and/or engages multiple historical periods or cultures. Additional research areas may include digital humanities and translation studies. Candidates should have a record of, or demonstrated potential for, distinguished scholarly research, and be committed both to excellence in teaching and to enhancing the department’s programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Near or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is required. PhD is required at the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, writing sample, teaching statement, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation electronically through Interfolio at the following application URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/27200. Review of applications will begin November 15, and will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Laura Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to diversity in hiring and a Public Records Agency.
- Skype interviews scheduled for MLA/mid January
- Offer accepted
Queens College, CUNY (NY) - Full-Time, Tenure-Track Appointment in Modern Japanese Literature
The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in modern Japanese literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2015.
Responsibilities include teaching modern Japanese literature in translation, Japanese language courses at all levels, and contributing to departmental programs in East Asian Studies as well as to the College’s liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will also be expected to share responsibilities for committee and departmental activities.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching college-level Japanese literature and language courses and must provide evidence of an active research program.
Our department offers a wide variety of courses. In addition to language courses in ancient Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew, we offer courses on both ancient Western and non-Western classics and on modern Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, taught in English and in one of the foreign languages we cover. By providing linguistic and cultural knowledge we help our students gain a solid foundation for a liberal arts education. We encourage students who have a background in the languages we teach to enhance their proficiency by taking advanced courses. Sequences of our courses may fulfill requirements for majors, minors and interdisciplinary concentrations.
A flagship college of the CUNY system, Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body. Our liberal arts, science and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides. Graduating with the ability to think critically, explore various cultures and use modern technologies and resources to address complex problems, our students have won prominence in many fields.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in Japanese literature or comparative literature is required. Also required is native or near-native competency in Japanese and English. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.
COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension and tax-deferred retirement savings plans and paid parental leave. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY: Please follow the instructions below: - Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"; - Click on "Search Job Postings"; - Click on "More OptionsTo Search For CUNY Jobs"; - Enter “11765” in the box for “Job Opening ID” and click on “Search”; - Click on the “Posting Title,” then on "Apply Now" and follow the instructions. Candidates must upload a Curriculum Vitae in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. (**Please use a simple name for the document that you upload, for example, JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.)
Visit http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsysteminstructions.html for application instructions.
(Important Note: Your application will NOT be reviewed unless your CV is successfully uploaded into CUNYfirst by December 22, 2014.)
Upon review, applicants may be asked to submit the following items by postal mail: • A letter of application • Curriculum Vitae • Samples of scholarly work or writing • Three letters of recommendation.
- materials above requested.
- phone interview with the Director of Japanese Studies (2/6)
- campus visit scheduled for mid-March (3/2)
- offer accepted (4/20)
Furman University (SC) - Assistant Professor of Japanese (Tenure Track)
The Departments of Asian Studies and Modern Languages and Literatures invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Japanese Language. Tenure-track position. Salary competitive. Specialization open; ability to teach courses in literature highly desirable. Native/near native fluency in Japanese and English required. Position emphasizes language teaching at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced intermediate levels. Teaching load 5 courses per year; other responsibilities may include directing or recruiting for study away programs; supervising Japanese Language House; teaching first-year seminars. Candidates must be committed to undergraduate instruction as well as scholarship.
Submit applications online at https://jobs.furman.edu/postings/4678 by November 17, 2014. Initial applications should include cover letter and curriculum vitae; full dossiers will be requested from selected candidates. Interviews scheduled at MLA or by Skype.
Address inquiries to Dr. Shusuke Yagi, Department of Asian Studies, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613. Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.
- Skype interviewed last week. Anybody heard anything? (1/13)
- Camus Visit next week or the end of January (1/14)
- Offer accepted?
search failed. one year position being advertised below.
Lehigh University (PA) - Assistant Professor of Japanese
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Japanese. Applicants with a Ph.D. in the field of modern Japanese literature and culture such as popular culture, literature, and film are encouraged to apply. Of particular interest are candidates who examine Japanese literature and culture in the context of women, gender, and sexuality studies, since Lehigh University is committed to diversifying its curriculum in these areas. Commitment to Japanese language instruction at all levels is required. An interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of language and culture is essential, as the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a growing Asian Studies program and a Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies program. Native or near-native proficiency in both English and Japanese is required. We seek applicants of broad scholarly promise who have a demonstrated commitment to research and publication and can contribute to intellectual life on campus.
Lehigh University is a private, research-extensive institution in southeast Pennsylvania. The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. See also http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html. LINC is a newly created regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
To apply, please upload letter of application detailing research interests and accomplishments and teaching philosophy, CV, and three letters of reference to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4462 . All materials should be received by November 25, 2014.
- Skype Interview scheduled for early January.
- Offer accepted.
Miami University of Ohio (OH) - Assistant Professor of Japanese (Tenure-Track)
The Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Miami University of Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach a full load of Japanese language, literature, and culture courses at all levels in both Japanese and English in an undergraduate program.
While the field of specialization is open, we seek to make an appointment that reflects the program’s emphasis on inter-disciplinary approaches to Japanese literature, culture, film, and linguistics. Required: PhD by time of appointment; demonstrated teaching excellence; native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program with scholarly publications and provide service to the university.
Submit a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to apply.interfolio.com/26364. If you are unable to attach letters of reference via the link, they may be submitted via email to schrodjl@MiamiOH.edu. Screening of applications begins October 24, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.
- Rejection email (11/20) ＋2
UC Berkeley - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Northeast Asian Literature and Culture
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment in Northeast Asian Literature and Culture. The expected start-date is July 1, 2015.
The department is particularly interested in receiving applications from scholars whose work focuses on premodern Japan (to 1868) and on one or more of the following: prose narrative, drama, visual studies, or cultural criticism. We are also open to scholarship that engages with multiple historical periods, geographical areas, genres and media.
Teaching duties will include courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as doctoral advising. Candidates are expected to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in larger Northeast Asian area studies initiatives within and beyond the university. Applicants for an assistant professor position must, at a minimum, be in the process of writing a doctoral dissertation or the equivalent at the time of application; applicants for an associate or full professor position must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of application. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the start of employment.
Applications must be submitted by October 31, 2014.
Candidates applying at the non-tenure level should submit the following materials for a complete application: Letter of application; Your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae; Statement of current and future research plans; A two-page dissertation abstract; A writing sample of 10,000 words; Three letters of recommendation.
Candidates applying at the tenure level should submit the following materials for a complete application: Letter of application; Your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae; Statement of current and future research plans.
Additionally, tenure-level applicants should provide contact information for three suggested referees; please do not request the letters through the system, as we will only contact your referees if you are a finalist for the position. Tenure-level applicants should note that your application will appear incomplete when you do not request the letters but will receive full consideration.
To apply, please go to the following link: http://apptrkr.com/524320.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Applicants may contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
- I heard fourth-hand that two senior candidates in Japanese are finalists. Does anyone know anything? (12/14/14)
- I hadn't heard that, but then, I haven't heard anything at all about this search :) (12/19)
UC Davis - Associate Professor or Professor of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at UC Davis invites applications for afaculty position, at the Associate Professor or Professor level, in modern and contemporary Japanese literature and culture, effective July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in teaching, research, and service in EALC with a distinguished faculty and a culturally and ethnically diverse student body. Candidates must demonstrate national and international distinction in research, excellence in teaching and mentoring, native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English, and a strong commitment to service at the university and in the profession. Teaching responsibilities will likely include Japanese literature courses, introductory culture courses, and courses in the candidate’s primary area of research.
A PhD in Japanese literature, popular culture, cultural studies, film studies, cultural or intellectual history, cultural anthropology, fashion studies, design, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, comparative literature or East Asian Studies with a Japan focus, or any other related field is required. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014; the position will stay open until filled.
To receive full consideration, please submit applications online athttps://recruit.ucdavis.edu//apply/JPF00341 including: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) one or more published papers or chapters, 4) teaching evaluations from the past three years, and 5) the contact information for three references.
- Interviews late Jan/Feb (3? candidates).
UC Irvine - Open Rank Position in Modern/Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for an open rank position in Modern/Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture, to begin July 1, 2015. We welcome applicants from a broad range of specializations (literature, popular culture, critical theory, intellectual history, performance, [post]colonialism, gender studies, religious studies, cultural anthropology, ecocriticism, and film and visual studies, to name a few) whose work accommodates diverse geographical and disciplinary interests. Applicants should be committed to enhancing our programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department values interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching, and it would welcome applicants whose interests overlap with other units in UC Irvine's School of Humanities, including Comparative Literature, History, Religious Studies, Asian-American Studies, Visual Studies, and Gender Studies.
The department will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2014. See below for separate application links for assistant professor level and associate/full professor level.
Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes research and teaching interests; a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion will advance UC Irvine's commitment to inclusive excellence; a current CV; and 3 letters of recommendation. The University of California, Irvine, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
• Assistant Professors apply at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02571
•Associate & Full Professors apply at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02508.
To learn more about the Department, visit our website at http://www.humanities.uci.edu/eastasian/.
- Rejection email (11/24)
- Rejection email (12/02)
- Offers made (3/19)
University of Florida - Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position in Japanese literature and culture, period open, beginning August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will contribute to the Japan track of the undergraduate B.A. in East Asian Languages and Literatures and will be able to contribute to the objectives of the University in the areas of interdisciplinary studies and internationalization through such activities as course development, curriculum enhancement and a dynamic research agenda. Activities should synergize with programs beyond the department, such as Film & Media Studies, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Women’s Studies & Gender Research, and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, which has an extensive Asia collection. Teaching duties will include courses on literature, culture, advanced language, and/or others as appropriate to area of specialization, such as visual media.
The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is expected. The candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.
Applications must be submitted on-line at http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/57781 and must include a letter of application, CV, statement of current and future research plans, two sample syllabi or a statement of teaching philosophy, samples of peer or student teaching evaluations (as available), selected publications or writing sample, dissertation abstract and chapter outline, and three letters of recommendation. For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 30, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). The recruitment/selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and public records laws.
- Video interview in mid-December, but haven't heard anything since. Anyone the same? (1/5)
- Heard second hand that campus visit invites have been made for January. (1/6)
- Offer accepted.
University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Assistant Professor of Japanese
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of Japanese, beginning August 2015. Specialty is open, but preference will be given to candidates with experience in digital humanities, Japanese film, visual art and art history in contemporary Japan and/or translation. Required qualifications include: native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English; a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates; enthusiasm for making dynamic, innovative contributions to the intellectual mission of Japanese Studies; clear potential for scholarly excellence as demonstrated by a focused research agenda; and Ph.D. at time of initial appointment.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. AA/EOE employer: subject to criminal background check. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.
All applicants must apply on-line at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Please attach the following documents with your electronic submission: letter of application addressed to Dr. Sheri Long, research statement, teaching statement, and a current and complete CV. A photocopy of the graduate transcript and three original letters of recommendation must be mailed or emailed directly to Dr. Sheri Long, Chair, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Email: JobsInLCS@uncc.edu .
Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
- Skype interview requested for early December (11/24)
- Update about the application ranking received, but since I wasn't one of the top three or four, I'm not exactly sure what the timetable is for campus visits, etc. (12/19)
University of Oregon - Department Head/Advanced Associate or Full Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Advanced Associate or Full Professor to Head Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon
The College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon, invites applications for a tenure-track advanced associate or full professor to head the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL). EALL offers instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and courses focused on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean linguistics, literatures, and cultures. The department offers bachelor’s degrees in Chinese and Japanese, master’s and doctoral degrees in Chinese Literature and Linguistics; master’s and doctoral degrees in Japanese Studies; an undergraduate minor in Korean Studies (a major is being developed) and accepts master’s and doctoral students in Korean Studies.
We seek a well-published scholar and accomplished teacher and administrator whose research expertise will contribute to the vibrant East Asian Studies community at the UO, which emphasizes specific area studies as well as transnational perspectives. Requirements include a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, a current appointment as an advanced associate professor or full professor, and previous administrative experience. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
The successful candidate will serve as department head for a three-year term, with the possibility of continuation; will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his area of competence; and will participate in graduate advising, including serving on M.A. and Ph.D. committees for EALL and associated departments. While the area of specialization is open, we have particular interest in scholars with expertise in one of the following areas: Japanese visual culture; premodern Japanese literature; Chinese visual culture; transnational media and culture. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 25,000. The Eugene metropolitan area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and a progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains. The university is an AAU research institution and a member of the PAC-12 conference.
Please submit a statement detailing research and teaching interests and administrative experience, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references to academicjobsonline.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20, 2014, until the position is filled. For inquires about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Associate Dean for Humanities Judith R. Baskin (email@example.com).
- Skype interview December.
- Candidates were to have visited in February.
Full-time / Non-Tenure-Track Positions
- Serve as the sole full-time Japanese Studies faculty member in the Department of Global Studies and World Language
- Teach undergraduate Japanese language courses at all levels
- Teach undergraduate Japanese Studies Minor courses in English
- Advise students and the Japanese Club
- Provide service to the department, university, and/or a professional organization related to the position
- M.A. in any one of the following: Japanese language, literature, culture, linguistics, pedagogy, or a closely related field
- Demonstrated experience in teaching Japanese at the university level
- Demonstrated record of scholarship and/or a credible research agenda
- Native or near-native fluency in Japanese
- Fluency in English
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 6, 2015
APPLICATION MATERIALS: In addition to completing the online application, please attach the following to your application: 1) A cover letter addressing how you meet the responsibilities and qualifications in the order listed above; 2) Curriculum Vitae/ Resume; 3) Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5) a list of at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact Lori Mikl, Director of Affirmative Action/Equity & Legal Affairs, Winona State University at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 457-2766. APPOINTMENT DATE: August 17, 2015 RANK: Instructor/Assistant Professor SALARY: Commensurate w/ Experience TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Fixed-Term (9 month appointment) POSITION AVAILABLE PENDING BUDGETARY APPROVAL
Furman University (SC) - Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Japanese Language and Literature
The Departments of Asian Studies and Modern Languages and Literature’s at Furman University invite applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Japanese Language and Literature. This is a one-year full time position with a start date of August 1, 2015. Position emphasizes language teaching at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced intermediate levels. Teaching load five courses per year including Japanese literature (premodern or modern) in translation. To be considered for this position, please submit cover letter, CV, three recommendations, and evidence of teaching proficiency such as student evaluations. Furman University is a private, highly selective liberal arts college of 2,700 residential students located in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville has a thriving downtown and international community and is within a reasonable driving distance of Charlotte, Atlanta, and Asheville.
Review of applications will begin 3/15.