Job Opening: Japanese Anime and Manga, Instructor (part time)

Institution:   IES Abroad Tokyo Center
Location:   Japan
Position:   Instructor, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, part-time,  Japanese Anime & Manga

The IES Abroad Tokyo Center seeks a qualified instructor for Anthropology 343 “Japanese Manga & Animation,” for the fall (September through December) semester, 2012.

The course surveys socio-historical perspectives on Japanese manga and animation, exploring the historical trajectory of manga and anime craftsmanship, from the original work of Toba-e, through art motifs of the Edo period, to the popular contemporary themes and the industrial mechanism that generates fantastic narratives and adorable characters. Classes meet one afternoon per week for three hours; instruction to be conducted in English.

IES Abroad is a U.S.-based educational organization overseen by a consortium of universities and colleges. It instructs over 4,500 undergraduate students abroad each year in programs located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. Located in the Chiba, Makuhari area, the IES Abroad Tokyo Center offers a rigorous academic program to students from institutions all over the U.S., through partnerships with Kanda University of International Studies and Meikai University.

IES Tokyo programs are established on the educational belief that students learn the best and most through participation in and interaction with the local culture within which they are living and
studying.

_*Qualifications & Compensation*_

Qualified candidates must hold a graduate degree in an appropriate field (PhD or ABD preferred); teaching experience, and familiarity with American higher education system is a plus. Applicants must hold residency status in Japan that legally permits them to work here.

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will include reimbursement for transportation expenses. Continuing faculty are also eligible to apply for small grants offered
to assist with travel to professional conferences or other research-related expenses.

This is contract position and open to renewal in subsequent semesters. For further information contact Karl Friday, Center Director at kfriday@iesabroad.org.

_*How to Apply*_

All applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and names and contact information for three letters of recommendation to the address below.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

IES Abroad is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Contact: IES Abroad Tokyo Center
Attn: Manga/Anime Search
1-7-1 Nakase, SCEC Bldg. 3rd Fl
Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi
Chiba-ken 261-0023

kfriday@iesabroad.org

Website: https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Programs/Japan/Tokyo/tokyo.html

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