Job Opening: Modern and/or Contemporary Japan Culture/History, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral teaching fellow in modern and/or contemporary Japanese culture or history for academic year 2012-2013.

Institution: Haverford College, East Asian Studies
Location:   Pennsylvania, United States
Position:   Post-Doctoral Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral teaching fellow in modern and/or contemporary Japanese culture or history for academic year 2012-2013. This position is made possible with the support of the ASIANetwork/Luce Teaching Fellow Program. While the specific discipline or field is open, the search committee will be most interested in applicants working in one of the following three clusters of inquiry:

A) Modern and/or Contemporary Social History, Peace Movements, Environmental Activism, Labor Movements

B)  Modern and/or Contemporary Literature, Colonial Asia, 20th C. Drama, Gender and Sexuality

C)  Film Studies, Visual Culture, Narrative Media

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research and a dedication to the principles of liberal arts education.  A native/near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is expected. Fellows should have earned a doctorate or terminal degree from a North American university within the prior 3 years. Applicants who are ABD may be considered, provided that they have a scheduled completion date prior to the beginning of the fellowship year verified by their graduate advisor.

To apply, send letter of application, one-page statement on teaching experience/pedagogical philosophy, curriculum vitae or resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Modern Japan Search, East Asian Studies Department, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford PA 19041. Please address any questions to EAS Chair, Prof. Hank Glassman hglassma@haverford.edu. No electronic submissions please. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2012, continuing until the position is filled.

The Department of East Asian Studies is a joint program with Bryn Mawr College and offers instruction in Japanese language through the fourth-year level. Haverford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.

Contact: Please address any questions to EAS Chair,
Prof. Hank Glassman hglassma@haverford.edu.

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