Job Opening: Japanese Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

job opening - 5Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Asian Studies
Location: Israel
Position:  Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor

Tenure-track position in Japanese Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Open call to candidates for a tenure-track position in Japanese studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (open rank).

The position is open to individuals who hold a doctorate degree and for advanced doctoral students whose PhD will be conferred no later than July 1, 2017.

Job requirements: Candidates are sought for a tenure-track position in Japanese Studies. The position is open for all fields of Japanese Studies. Preference for premodern Japanese history, culture and religion, or Japanese-Korean relations in the premodern and modern period. Candidates are expected to be fluent in Japanese; knowledge of other Asian languages is an advantage.

Responsibilities include the teaching of required and elective courses in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization (at B.A. and M.A. degree levels). Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent and original research at the highest academic level, demonstrate academic leadership, compete for Israeli and international research grants and have the ability to cooperate with colleagues within the Faculty of Humanities and beyond.

The Language of instruction is Hebrew, but candidates not fluent in the language will be given the time to reach proficiency in Hebrew during the initial years of their appointment.

Qualified candidates will be invited for a job talk and interview.

Last call for applications: 26 September 2016

The Department of Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the oldest in Israel and is one of the biggest departments in the Faculty of Humanities, home to over 300 students specializing in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian Studies. The department is characterized by its excellence in research and teaching, and it maintains an environment of cooperation between students and faculty in a wide array of extracurricular activities (

More on our department at

Candidates are requested to apply in writing to:

Professor Dror Wahrman, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities

Applicants should provide:

(1) Cover letter

(2) Confirmation of receipt of degree

(3) Curriculum Vitae (Please use – CV form)

(4) Current list of publications (Please use – List of Publication form)

(5) 2-3 page statement of research plans + a statement of teaching plans

(6) Teaching evaluations (from the past three years)

(7)  Two representative publications

(8) Letters of recommendation from only three referees sent directly by the recommender.

Additional information and application found at

For further information, please contact Prof. Gideon Shelach, or Dr. Nissim Otmazgin

About Paula

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