Job Opening: Japanese Literature

job opening - 5The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in JAPANESE LITERATURE beginning September 1, 2014.  This is an open-rank search, and applicants with expertise in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary literature are encouraged to apply.

All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Japanese. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Japanese Literature, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is essential. Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if available), and a statement of current and future research plans.  Junior candidates may submit a placement dossier with representative publications or writing samples and at least three letters of recommendation. Senior candidates should include the names of suggested reviewers.

Application materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically. Please submit your materials as email attachments The subject of your email must appear as follows: “Last name, First name”.  For example: Doe, Jane.  Letters of recommendation should be emailed as PDF files to

To be assured consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2013.  The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  All applications will be acknowledged.

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About Paula

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