Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature

job opening - 5The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington ( invites applications for a 2016-2017 (August – July) Visiting Assistant Professorship in Japanese literature or cultural studies. Depending on performance evaluations and departmental needs, the position is potentially renewable for an additional year (2017-18). Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses in modern literature or cultural studies; candidates with a specialization in premodern literature or cultural studies will also be considered. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses per academic year, including undergraduate courses in English translation as well as classes in Japanese-language texts at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment.

To apply, please submit cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), sample syllabi or course proposals and three letters of recommendation.

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

The Visiting Assistant Professor will receive a competitive salary, research support, and benefits.

Please submit applications to Marsha Wright, EALC Departmental Administrator at  Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Michiko Suzuki, chair of the selection committee at

Indiana University is a national leader in area studies and the study of East Asia. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University’s non-discrimination statement is found in policy UA-01 at

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