Job Opening: Modern Japanese Literature and Culture, University of Notre Dame

job opening - 5Institution: University of Notre Dame: College of Arts & Letters: East Asian Languages and Cultures
Location: Indiana, United States
Position: Assistant Professor

University of Notre Dame: College of Arts & Letters: East Asian Languages and Cultures

Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese Literature and Culture

Location: Notre Dame, IN

Closes: Sep 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

(GMT-4 hours)

The University of Notre Dame Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the tenure-track position of assistant professor in modern (including contemporary) Japanese literature and culture, beginning August 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on modern fiction, film, and/or popular culture. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which may be a Japanese language class at the 4th Year or Advanced level, depending on program needs. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Japanese language and culture program is also expected.

As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which are in network with our growing Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about Notre Dame is available at; information about the Program of Japanese Language and Culture and the Department can be found at Inquiries about the search may be directed to Professor Michael Brownstein at


Ph.D. degree required by date of appointment.


Please submit cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation.

Apply at:

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at


The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


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