Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Japanese Language, Literature and Culture

Institution:     Washington State University, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Location:       Washington, United States
Position:       Assistant Professor of Japanese, Literature and Culture

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Washington State University Pullman invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture. The position begins August 16, 2012. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate classes in Japanese language, culture, literature, as well as Asian literature/culture; contribute to the Japanese major (currently being developed); maintain a productive research and scholarship agenda; mentor students; and do appropriate university service. Teaching load is currently five courses per year.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. (in hand by August 16, 2012) in modern Japanese literature, culture, or a closely related field; native or near-native Japanese and English proficiency; commitment to excellence in teaching, especially language; a dynamic research agenda.

Preferred qualifications: Specialization in modern Japanese literature/culture; demonstrated ability teaching Japanese language and/or literature and culture courses; ability to teach Japanese film and popular culture; proficiency in other languages; interest in language-learning technology.
To apply, complete an online application and upload application materials athttp://www.wsujobs.com. Required materials include: Letter of application, C.V., contact information for three references, and recent teaching evaluations.  All application materials must be received by January 20, 2012.

WSU employs only US citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens and is an EEO/AA employer and educator.  Protected group members are encouraged to apply. WSUis committed toexcellencethrough diversity, has facultyfamilyfriendly policies including a partneraccommodation program, and aNSF ADVANCE funded Excellence in Science and Engineering (EXCELinSE)Center http://www.ADVANCE.wsu.edu/.

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To apply, complete an online application and upload application materials at http://www.wsujobs.com. Required materials include: Letter of application, C.V., contact information for three references, and recent teaching evaluations.  All application materials must be received by January 20, 2012.
Website:        http://www.wsujobs.com

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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