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Boston University (MA) - East Asian Visual Media and Popular Culture
The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian Visual Media and Popular Culture, to begin July 1, 2017. Relevant expertise includes research in film, television, animation, graphic novels, or new media. Strong preference for transnational research reflecting the increasingly globalized sphere of popular culture across East Asia and potentially including South Asia. PhD is required at time of appointment, as is proficiency in an East Asian language. A robust research and publication agenda is essential. In coordination with a multi-year hiring initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences across the humanities and social sciences, the department seeks applications from scholars whose work includes critical perspectives on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexualities. At Boston University, the successful applicant will join a vibrant faculty community in East Asian literature, comparative literature, and interdisciplinary Asian Studies. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8161. If electronic submission is not possible, send materials by mail to East Asian Media Search, Department of World Languages & Literatures, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Preference will be given to applications received before November 15, 2016.
- Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2016-2017
Carthage College (WI) - Assistant Professor of Japanese and Chinese
Carthage College's Modern Languages Department seeks an active teacher-scholar in Japanese and Chinese. This is a three-year (renewable) position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2017. We seek well-rounded candidates with experience in language instruction and undergraduate program development. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses covering language, literature, and the cultures of Japan and China.
The Department of Modern Languages at Carthage is one of the largest at the College supporting majors and minors in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish as well as the College's two-semester language requirement. In addition to full-time faculty, the Department has a cohort of young university graduates from around the world who teach introductory language and advanced conversation courses. A number of faculty teach two languages or teach in interdisciplinary programs such as Asian Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. All language majors study abroad for one semester, and Carthage is a national leader in short-term study abroad programs. We welcome a new colleague who has innovative ideas for contributing to an intellectual community for us and our students, including designing new courses, J-Term study tours, and extracurricular activities.
Duties and Responsibilities: The normal teaching load at the College is 3-1-3 (with every third January term off), and the teaching responsibilities for this position are one or two Japanese courses per semester, one or two Chinese courses per semester, and one course in Asian Studies per year. Courses taught will cover language as well as culture and literature at the intermediate and advanced levels.
The successful candidate will take an active role in program-building activities, including recruitment, retention, and advising of students; supervision of adjunct instructors and teaching assistants; advising of student organizations; and planning of student activities.
This new colleague will be expected to contribute to the life of the Department of Modern Languages and will have -demonstrated organizational skills.
Required Education and Experience: -Native or near-native command of Japanese and/or Chinese with at least advanced proficiency in the second language are required, as is native or near-native fluency in English. -Completion of a PhD from an accredited institution prior to or shortly after the date of hire. -The area of specialization is open; the successful candidate should have the skills and flexibility of a generalist; an interest in the scholarship of teaching is encouraged. -Interest in and experience with college-level teaching at all levels. -Demonstrated understanding of the nature and culture of a liberal arts college in the US and a commitment to small-college teaching.
How to Apply: Candidates should submit an application as a single PDF document to Greg Baer, search committee chair, via e-mail at email@example.com or by uploading materials at to the "Resume Upload" section in the following link:
The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation may be submitted with the other materials or separately via e-mail. The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2016. The first round of interviews will be conducted by video conference in January.
- Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2016-2017
Clemson University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor - Japanese
Position: Assistant Professor of Japanese, Tenure-track Institution: Clemson University The Department of Languages at Clemson University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Japanese, tenure-track, beginning Fall 2017. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in Japanese literature or a Japanese cultural specialty such as Japanese film/media studies, anime, pop culture, etc. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, be able to teach courses in his/her specialty as well as Japanese language courses at all levels, and demonstrate potential for excellence in research. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the Japanese Language and International Trade program.
QUALIFICATIONS: Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English are required. Candidates should have PhD in hand at the time of appointment.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit the following documents via Interfolio: cover letter addressing your research and teaching, CV, writing sample, teaching evaluations, three current letters of recommendation and link to a sample teaching video and corresponding lesson plan (for a Japanese language class of any level). Applications received by Oct 19 are guaranteed review; however, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Application materials must be submitted to Interfolio. Questions about the position or application materials can be addressed to Dr. Jae Takeuchi, firstname.lastname@example.org. Clemson University is an R1 institution and a highly selective public university. Clemson's beautiful campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a short drive to Greenville SC, Asheville and Charlotte NC, and Atlanta GA. In particular, Greenville boosts a thriving Japanese community with numerous Japanese and international businesses, while Atlanta has a Japanese consulate which acts as a Japanese cultural center. Additional information about Clemson University can be found at: http://www.clemson.edu/. Information about the position and the search committee can be found here: http://www.clemson.edu/caah/departments/languages/about-contact/job-opportunities.html
Colgate University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern Japanese Literature
Colgate University. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level in modern Japanese language and literature, beginning Fall semester 2017. Native or near-native command of both Japanese and English are required. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire, and college-level teaching experience is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include language at any level as well as modern Japanese literature in translation. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Asian Studies. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core. The position offers opportunities to be involved in other interdisciplinary programs such as Film and Media Studies, and Women’s Studies. The successful candidate will also direct in rotation a semester-long study-abroad program in Kyoto. The normal teaching load is five courses per year. Colgate is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the East Asian Languages and Literatures department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/east-asian-languages-and-literatures. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7471. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
UPDATES: still heard nothing as of 29 December.
Colorado State University - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese
Tenure-track, entry level position as Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures of Colorado State University, to begin August 16, 2017.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chinese or Japanese Linguistics, Literature, and/or Culture or closely related field, in hand at time of appointment; demonstrated advanced proficiency level in Chinese, Japanese and English; proven record of teaching effectiveness; demonstrated record of scholarship or evidence of strong scholarly potential; ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses, Linguistics, Literature, and/or Culture.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability and interest in program building that includes developing new courses. Research and instruction that has a comparative, interdisciplinary, and/or global reach; experience in teaching with technology; Experience or familiarity with Oral Proficiency Interview guidelines and ACTFL standards.
For full job description, please visit http://jobs.colostate.edu and search for Chinese and Japanese.
Applicants should upload their dossier at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38393 The dossier should include a letter of interest addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; copies of all graduate transcripts; evidence of effective teaching (i.e. student or peer evaluations, letters of recommendation addressing teaching, sample syllabi, etc.); evidence of scholarly achievement or strong potential; statement of Teaching Philosophy; a sample publication or writing not exceeding 25 pages long, or a thesis chapter; and three recent confidential letters of reference addressed to Dr. José Luis Suárez-García, search Committee Chair. Referees will be contacted for a reference letter upon submission of completed application. All materials should be submitted online, no email applications will be accepted. For a completed application, all materials must be submitted online by 11:59 pm (MT) on November 21, 2016.
UPDATES: no news as of 29 December.
- Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2016-2017
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC) at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in pre-modern Japanese humanities. Scholars working in pre-Tokugawa history or pre-Meiji literature are particularly encouraged to apply, but applications from other humanists whose work complements that of our current Japanese studies faculty are also welcome. The appointee will advise and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, offering a range of courses related to Japanese humanities. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. Doctorate or terminal degree in Japanese history, Japanese literature or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. To ensure full consideration applications and three references must be received by October 17, 2016. For a full description of the position requirements and application instructions please visit http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7048
- Finalists invited to campus (talks begin week of 14 November 2016)
- Offer made and accepted (as of 3/31/17).
Middle Tennessee State University (TN) - TT Asst. Professor of Japanese
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a Japanese tenure-track position (#124220) to join a thriving multi-language department at the rank of Assistant Professor. Field of specialization in Japanese Studies is open. Start date is August 1, 2017.
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Japanese or East Asian Studies, native or near native fluency in Japanese and English. Candidate will demonstrate excellence in and commitment to both scholarly research and teaching, as well as the ability to teach all levels of the undergraduate and graduate courses. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the successful candidate’s specialization (e.g., Japanese literature, Japanese linguistics, second language acquisition, film and media, Japanese popular culture, etc.) as well as language courses, conduct and publish research in area(s) of specialization, participate in departmental and university service, and other duties as assigned.
To apply or for information visit http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu. Applicants must complete an on-line application. Submission of application letter, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and research/creative activities statement must be attached via online system. Applicants must supply contact information (including email) for a minimum of three individuals that may be contacted at any point during the search for letters of recommendation and references. Review begins November 7, 2016. MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
- Teach all Japanese courses in the program from beginning to advanced levels
- Teach assigned courses in accordance with assigned course outline of record
- Participate in curriculum development, program advisory board, learning outcome development and assessments, grants relevant to program, serve on College committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program, and participate in appropriate professional development activities
- Perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies
- Collaborate effectively with other faculty, staff, and administrators to plan, develop, and execute related programs
- Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials and effective teaching methods including online courses, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions
- Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees
- Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
- Salary: Initial placement $64,546- $96,329/yr
- (Deadline 2/10/2017)
Old Dominion University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor of Japanese
The Department of World Languages at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in August 2017. Ph.D. in Japanese required; advanced ABD will be considered for this position at the rank of instructor for one year only. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate expertise in teaching Japanese language, culture and/or literature or cultural studies at the undergraduate level. Native or near-native fluency is required. Teaching requirements include three Japanese courses per semester, including advanced Japanese language and literature courses. A significant record of publications is expected for tenure and promotion. Candidates will demonstrate excellence in and commitment to both scholarly research and teaching, as well as the ability to teach all levels of the undergraduate courses.
Applicants should send a letter detailing academic background, CV, and complete dossier including statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation to https://jobs.odu.edu/. Review of applications will begin December 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
MLA JIL 9/30/16
University of Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Japanese (2 Positions)
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for two 9-month, tenure-track positions in Japanese literature and culture, to begin August 16, 2017. Applications from candidates specializing in either pre-Meiji literature or contemporary literature and media are particularly welcome. The successful candidates will contribute to the Japanese track of the undergraduate B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures and to interdisciplinary studies and internationalization through such activities as course development, curriculum enhancement and their own 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 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.
Advertised Salary: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.
Minimum Requirements: 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.
Preferred Qualifications: Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ job number 499186, and must include a letter of application that details your current and future research plans, CV, 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. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letter. For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 30, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Questions about the positions or application procedures may be directed to Associate Professor Ann Wehmeyer at email@example.com .
UPDATES: Final Skype interview took place in mid-December, finalists should have been notified the following week.
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (IL) - TT Assistant Professor, Japanese Literature
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Japanese literature, with a priority to candidates whose period of specialization is pre-Meiji. We are particularly interested in candidates with training in visual culture or performance study or expertise in cross-regional literary exchange. PhD in Japanese or related field required. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. A PhD in hand by June 1, 2017 for start date of August 16, 2017 required. Salary is competitive. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.
To insure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 15, 2016. To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no longer than 20 pages), statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested electronically from referees after an initial review of the application materials. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATES: first round of cuts have been made.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Job duties include teaching courses in Japanese film and culture; advising undergraduate students; contributing to service activities and leadership in the Department; and maintaining a successful research and publication record.
Required qualifications include: native or near native fluency in Japanese; proficiency in English; 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; a commitment to promoting diversity and working with underrepresented groups; and PhD at time of initial appointment.
Minimum Experience/Education: UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Desired qualifications include: experience in teaching Japanese film, including anime.
Special Notes to Applicants: Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, current and complete CV, research statement, teaching statement, and a copy of the graduate transcript, with English translation.
Finalists for this position will be expected to discuss how diversity and inclusion is integrated into their teaching and research.
Three original letters of recommendation must be mailed or emailed directly to Dr. Ann Gonzalez, Interim Chair, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Email: email@example.com.
The University of Notre Dame Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of assistant professor in modern (including contemporary) Japanese literature and culture, beginning August 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on modern fiction, film, and/or popular culture. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which may be a Japanese language class at the 4th Year or Advanced level, depending on program needs. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Japanese language and culture program is also expected.
As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which are in network with our growing Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu; information about the Program of Japanese Language and Culture and the Department can be found at http://eastasian.nd.edu. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Professor Michael Brownstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree required by date of appointment.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.
Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/36227
Closes: Sep 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
University of Rochester (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Japanese (Literature and Culture)
The University of Rochester Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (http://www.sas.rochester.edu/mlc/) invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies (literature and culture). Teaching load is two courses per semester (4 courses/yr) for undergraduates and graduate students in humanities disciplines across the college. Priority given to candidates whose expertise encompasses a range of periods and genres, and who can contribute to the University’s strong interdisciplinary programs (e.g. Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women’s Studies, Literary Translation Studies, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, and Film and Media Studies). Ph.D. by time of appointment. Native or near native fluency in Japanese and English, excellence in teaching, and promise or evidence of scholarly accomplishments are essential (priority given to applicants with two or more peer-reviewed publications). The successful candidate will help administer the Japanese studies program, which offers an undergraduate major and minor in a department that cultivates a vigorous research culture. Appointment is effective July 1, 2017 with teaching duties beginning September 2017. The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. Application materials (statement, teaching statement, current CV, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation) addressed to Professor John Givens, MLC Chair, should be submitted online by November 1, 2016 at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/. Address questions to email@example.com.
University of Southern California (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Modern to Contemporary Japanese Literature and Media Studies
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in modern to contemporary Japanese literature and media studies. The successful candidate is expected minimally to have expertise in Japanese literature, in addition to work he or she may do in media studies. We see a candidate who will complement a geographically diverse faculty in the department and work well across departments. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and also contribute to our general education program.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Japanese studies by the start of the appointment and must demonstrate research and teaching excellence. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and the names of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. Review of applications begins October 15, 2016.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/72166. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Has anybody heard anything from them? (11/16/2016)
- Campus interview x 1 (11/22/2016)
- Offer made and accepted (as of 03/31/17).
The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in Japanese at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will have expertise in Japanese language and culture and the ability to teach courses in contemporary popular culture. Areas of expertise could include anime, entertainment arts, religious studies, literature, and/or pedagogy. The candidate is expected to contribute to all areas of undergraduate and graduate programs including curricular development. Clear evidence of research potential and demonstrated teaching excellence is required. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English is a prerequisite. The teaching load is four courses (two per semester) including Japanese language teaching at all levels, depending on program needs. Service commensurate with the position of assistant professor is expected. Applicants must have a PhD in Japanese or equivalent terminal degree in hand by August 15, 2017.
Complete applications include a letter of application, CV, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions may be addressed to Katharina Gerstenberger at email@example.com. Application materials must be submitted electronically by November 16, 2016 through http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/56973.
U.S. Air Force Academy (CO) - Assistant Professor of Japanese
The United States Air Force Academy Dean of Faculty, Department of Foreign Languages, anticipates filling the TERM (full-time) position of Assistant Professor of Japanese, beginning 26 June 2017 and terminating 30 June 2020. Subsequent re-appointments of up to 4 years in length are possible and will be based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and financial constraints. Details are available at http://USAJobs.gov.
Applications are invited for the position of Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Asian Studies. This is a permanent full time position and expected to commence in February 2017
The successful applicant will be an active member of the Japanese Programme who contributes to academic leadership particularly in relation to developing the Programme’s research profile and teaching expertise in Japanese Studies as well as enhancing research expertise in the study of Asia within the School and wider University.
Possible areas of specialisation might include but are not limited to Japanese cultural studies, gender studies, popular culture and history. The Senior Lecturer will maintain a high quality research record consistent with the research strategy of the School and of the University and enhance the capacity to supervise MA and PhD theses in Japanese and in the broad interdisciplinary area of Asian Studies and contribute to creating new 180-point Masters courses in this area.
The successful applicant will also contribute to administering and teaching Japanese language and culture courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will have native or near-native Japanese and English language ability. Academic staff in the School are normally expected to teach an average of 7-8 hours per week.
Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies
Applications close on 19 August 2016 New Zealand time.
Applications are invited for the position of Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Japanese. This is a permanent full time position and expected to commence in February 2017.
The Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Japanese will provide strategic academic leadership, particularly in terms of developing the research profile of the Japanese Programme and fostering a productive and collegial environment.
The successful applicant’s areas of research specialisation and teaching competence are open, but must complement and reinforce the existing strengths of the Japanese Programme and the School of Languages and Cultures, as well as enhancing the broader research strategies of the University. Possible areas of interest might include but are not limited to translation studies, literature, popular culture, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, film studies, media studies or visual culture.
The successful applicant will have a high quality research record consistent with the research strategy of the School and of the University and enhance the capacity to supervise MA and PhD theses in the Japanese Programme.
The successful applicant will be also involved in administering and teaching Japanese language and culture courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will have native or near-native Japanese and English language ability. Academic staff in the School are normally expected to teach an average of 7-8 hours per week.
Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies
Applications close on 19 August 2016 New Zealand time.
The College of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University is seeking to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies to begin July 1, 2017. Candidates should have training in a discipline related to East Asian Studies with a research specialty in modern or contemporary East Asian literature and culture. Successful candidates will be able to teach about Japan or China within a broader regional framework and make significant contributions to our inter-disciplinary curriculum. Research interests should cross geographical boundaries to include Korea and/or other locations in East Asia. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion by time of hire and native or near-native fluency in Japanese or Chinese with evidence of excellence in teaching in English and in the target language. The teaching load is 2-2, typically including at least one advanced course through the medium of the target language per year. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion by time of hire and native or near-native fluency in Japanese or Chinese with evidence of excellence in teaching in English and in the target language.
Special Instructions To Applicants You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) two sample syllabi, (4) writing sample (25-page maximum), (5) teaching statement, (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (no individual evaluations please). As part of the cover letter or teaching statement we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number.
Additional Information: For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2016, when the system will close at midnight EST and accept no additional materials.
Successful semi-finalists will be interviewed via Skype and finalists invited to campus. Please contact Mary Alice Haddad (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the application process.
- Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2016-2017
Winona State University (MN) - TT Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies
Winona State University invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies. This position is a probationary/tenure-track appointment starting August 14, 2017. As a faculty member, you will be responsible for serving as the sole full-time Japanese Studies faculty member in the Department of Global Studies and World Languages. You will be teaching 1st through 3rd year undergraduate Japanese language courses as well as undergraduate Japanese Studies Minor courses in English. Additional duties include promoting Japanese Studies through program development and student recruitment; advising students; advising the Japanese Club; and providing service to the department, university and community. This position is based in Winona, and could require teaching via technology and at other locations. Minimum qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. in Japanese (in hand by the date of appointment) in any of the following areas: language, literature, culture, linguistics, pedagogy, or a closely related field; demonstrated excellence in teaching Japanese language at the university level; demonstrated record of scholarship and a credible research agenda; native or near-native fluency in Japanese; and fluency in English.
For a complete job description and information on applying for this position, please go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winona. Application deadline is 9/30/16.
Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/37291
MLA JIL 09/09/16
Yale University (CT) - Open Rank - Japanese Literature (1600-present)
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University seeks to hire a scholar in the field of Japanese literary study who concentrates in any period from 1600 to the present. We encourage applications from scholars with any area of specialization, but we particularly encourage those with expertise in gender and sexuality studies, theater studies, media studies, or history of the book. This is an open-rank search, with appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Duties include teaching and advising at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
PhD or equivalent.
Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a chapter-length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading, and three letters of references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
More information on the department can be found at http://eall.yale.edu.
Contact: For questions about the position, please contact Professor Edward Kamens (email@example.com), Chair of the Search Committee. Administrative questions should be directed to Maura Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- No news as of 29 December 2016.
- Email notification that search had closed without a hire.(03/03/17)
Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments
Has anyone heard from the University of Pennsylvania?
The Department of Languages at Clemson University invites applications for the position of lecturer of Japanese, to start January 2017 (instruction begins January 11th). This is a continuing, full-time, non-tenure track, nine-month teaching appointment with annual review and renewal based on performance. Employee benefits provided.
Teaching load is four classes per semester; classes are held on Monday-Wednesday-Friday, with Tuesdays and Thursdays reserved for teaching preparation. The successful candidate will be able to teach Japanese language courses (first through third year) and contribute to the Japanese and Japanese for International Trade programs, advising, and the Japanese club. An interest in teaching business Japanese is also beneficial.
Clemson University is an R1 institution and a highly selective public university. Clemson's beautiful campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a short drive to Greenville SC, Asheville and Charlotte NC, and Atlanta GA. In particular, Greenville boosts a thriving Japanese community with numerous Japanese and international businesses, while Atlanta has a Japanese consulate which acts as a Japanese cultural center. Additional information about Clemson University can be found at: http://www.clemson.edu/.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have an M.A. or higher in teaching Japanese as a foreign language, linguistics, second language acquisition, or related field. Experience teaching Japanese at the college/university level in the United States is a plus. Native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English is required.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please submit the following documents to Interfolio: cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio. Recommended documents for the teaching portfolio: teaching philosophy, summaries of recent student evaluations (if available), a link to a video recording of classroom teaching (of a Japanese class at any level) and corresponding lesson plan. You may also include other sample lesson plans or syllabi if available. Applications received by October 26, 2016 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position or application materials can be addressed to Dr. Jae Takeuchi, email@example.com.
Kenyon College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese beginning in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will teach five courses, both within the Japanese language program and in the candidate’s area of expertise. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Japanese language and literature or related field, including Comparative Literature; native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; and experience in teaching Japanese to English-speaking students at the college level. ABDs will be considered.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.
Review of applications will begin December 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the December 1 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Old Dominion University (VA) - Lecturer in Japanese
The Department of World Languages at Old Dominion University is seeking a full-time, non-tenure track, continuing Lecturer position in Japanese to start in August 2017.
An M.A. degree in Japanese (or closely related field with 18+ graduate hours in Japanese) is required with native or near-native fluency. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and teaching experience at the U.S. college/university level. Primary duties include teaching 12 credit hours per semester in Japanese language, culture and/or literature or cultural studies at the undergraduate level, participating in curriculum design and development, and engaging in service related activities to the department, college, and/or university. The successful candidate will have a proven capacity for substantive and innovative contributions to a language program.
Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated ability to teach a full range of Japanese courses and training in second language pedagogy.
Applicants should send a letter detailing academic background, CV, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and two letters of recommendation to: https://jobs.odu.edu/ Review of applications will begin December 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Rice University (TX) - Lecturer in Japanese
Due to rapid growth of enrollments in Japanese, Rice University's Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication invites applications for a third full-time appointment as Lecturer in Japanese.
This is a two-year appointment to begin 1 July 2017. Upon successful competence and performance reviews, the appointee can be offered additional contracts.
Requirements: M.A., native or near-native ability in Japanese, training in second language pedagogy, experience teaching at the U.S. university level, and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second language curricula. Experience with Study Abroad program development/implementation, competence to teach another language, and Ph. D. degree would be beneficial.
See a full description and apply at: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/8619
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