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Tenure Track, Modern or OpenEdit

Indiana University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor, Modern Japanese Literature and Cultural StudiesEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in modern and contemporary Japanese literature and cultural studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs of the department. Teaching load is two courses per semester.

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate will be able to work across arts and humanities disciplines and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: modern and contemporary Japanese literature, film, popular culture, and media studies. Candidates must have a doctoral degree or clear indication that the degree will be in hand by July 31, 2019 and a strong research record.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to Prof. Edith Sarra, Chair, Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Global and International Studies Building 2035, 355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-1105, or via e-mail at:

Additional Qualifications

We especially encourage those scholars to apply whose work cuts across genres and media.

Salary and Rank Tenure Track position; Compensation to be competitive.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application describing academic preparation, current research and future research plans; CV; three letters of recommendation; official transcripts of graduate studies; a 25-30 page writing sample; and two syllabi, one in the area of specialization and one in a survey literature or cultural-studies content course for undergrads at: .

All applications received by November 9, 2018 are guaranteed full consideration.


Kanagawa University (JAPAN) - 2 Open Rank Faculty PositionsEdit

Kanagawa University  (position starts in 2020) Kanagawa University in Yokohama, Japan, invites applications for two full-time, open-rank faculty positions in the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, part of a new Faculty of International and Japan Studies that will be established in 2020. Appointments will begin April 1, 2020.

We seek applicants pursuing the following research specializations:

1) Japanese History;
2) Japanese Art History;
3) Japanese Religious Studies;
4) Japanese Visual Media Studies.

Native- or near-native-level English ability is required.

Duties will include the teaching of an English-language course in the specialization area, as well as general English courses. Appointees will also be able to offer seminars related to their area of specialization. Native-level speakers of a European language (other than English, French or German) or an Asian language (other than Japanese) who are able to instruct students in that language will be given priority. Japanese ability sufficient for carrying out administrative duties is required of all applicants. Applicants must have completed the PhD by time of appointment, or be able to show evidence of equivalent research accomplishments.

For a detailed list of materials to be submitted when applying, the address to which applications should be sent, and further information regarding the positions, please view the Japanese-language announcement at Materials must arrive by post by August 5, 2018.

Salary is competitive; precise salary level, which is linked to appointee experience, will be determined according to university guidelines. In accordance with common practice at Japanese institutions, all ranks of these open-rank positions can be understood as tenured. For more information, please contact Christian Ratcliff .

Information about this and other positions starting in 2020 for scholars of Japan and Japanese-speaking scholars in both the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies and the Faculty of International and Japan Studies in Japanese as a Foreign Language (Nihongo), Japanese Language (Kokugo), Japanese Visual Culture, Tourism Studies, and Media and Language Studies can be found at .


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