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Clemson University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor - JapaneseEdit

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, jtakeuc@clemson.edu. 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

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Colgate University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern Japanese LiteratureEdit

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.

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Harvard University (MA) - TT Professor in Pre-modern Japanese HumanitiesEdit

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

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University of Notre Dame (IN) - Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese Literature and CultureEdit

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 mbrownst@nd.edu.

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

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University of Rochester (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Japanese (Literature and Culture)Edit

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 tyler.brogan@rochester.edu.

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University of Southern California (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Modern to Contemporary Japanese Literature and Media StudiesEdit

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 ealcsearch@dornsife.usc.edu.

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University of Utah (UT) - TT Assistant Professor in JapaneseEdit

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 katharina.gerstenberger@utah.edu. Application materials must be submitted electronically by November 16, 2016 through http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/56973.

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Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) - Senior Lecturer in Japanese and Asian StudiesEdit

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.

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Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) - Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in JapaneseEdit

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.

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Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies (incl. Japanese)Edit

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 (mahaddad@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

LINK: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5573

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Winona State University (MN) - TT Assistant Professor of Japanese StudiesEdit

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

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Yale University (CT) - Open Rank - Japanese Literature (1600-present)Edit

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 (edward.kamens@yale.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. Administrative questions should be directed to Maura Turner (maura.turner@yale.edu).

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