Job Opening: Pre-modern Japanese Literature and Culture

Institution: University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, EALC
Location: Illinois, United States
Position: Lecturer

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a one-academic year Lecturer/Instructor in pre-modern Japanese literature and culture. Reappointment may be possible based on departmental need, funding, and satisfactory performance review.  The appointment will be a full-time, nine-month position with a teaching load of three courses in Fall semester and three courses in Spring semester.  These will include a general education course in East Asian literature, a survey of pre-modern Japanese literature, and courses in the hire’s field of research or interest.  The target start date of the appointment is August 16, 2016.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualifications at any level:  Research area is open, but training in the study of pre-modern Japanese literature and culture is required.

Candidates with a PhD in hand, evidence of successful teaching and minimal research experience will be considered as a Lecturer.

Candidates who are ABD or hold a Master’s degree and present evidence of successful teaching will be considered as an Instructor.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and upload your application materials: letter of application; CV, including contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references; graduate transcripts; one representative writing sample; statement of teaching interests; and teaching evaluations. References will be contacted electronically within a few days after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by June 3, 2016. Letters of recommendation must be received no later than June 9, 2016.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For more information contact or visit  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Contact:  Robert Tierney, Associate Professor, EALC, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

About Paula

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