Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Japanese (Literature and Culture), University of Rochester

job opening - 5Institution: University of Rochester, Modern Languages and Cultures
Location: New York, United States
Position: Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Japanese (Literature and Culture) 

The University of Rochester Department of Modern Languages and Cultures ( invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies (literature and culture). Teaching load is two courses per semester (4 courses/yr) for undergraduates and graduate students in humanities disciplines across the college. Priority given to candidates whose expertise encompasses a range of periods and genres, and who can contribute to the University’s strong interdisciplinary programs (e.g. Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women’s Studies, Literary Translation Studies, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, and Film and Media Studies). Ph.D. by time of appointment. Native or near native fluency in Japanese and English, excellence in teaching, and promise or evidence of scholarly accomplishments are essential (priority given to applicants with two or more peer-reviewed publications). The successful candidate will help administer the Japanese studies program, which offers an undergraduate major and minor in a department that cultivates a vigorous research culture.

Appointment is effective July 1, 2017 with teaching duties beginning September 2017.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Application materials (statement, teaching statement, current CV, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation) addressed to Professor John Givens, MLC Chair, should be submitted online by November 1, 2016 at Address questions to

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