Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Modern to Contemporary Japanese Literature and Media Studies

job opening - 5Institution:          University of Southern California
Location:             California, United States
Position:             Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Modern to Contemporary Japanese Literature and Media Studies

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in modern to contemporary Japanese literature and media studies. The successful candidate is expected minimally to have expertise in Japanese literature, in addition to work he or she may do in media studies. We see a candidate who will complement a geographically diverse faculty in the department and work well across departments. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and also contribute to our general education program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Japanese studies by the start of the appointment and must demonstrate research and teaching excellence. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and the names of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. Review of applications begins October 15, 2016.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: Questions can be addressed to

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting .


About Paula

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