Job Opening: Japanese literature, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

job opening - 5Institution: University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Location: Illinois, United States
Position: Assistant Professor, Japanese Literature, Tenure Track Faculty

~~The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Japanese literature, with a priority to candidates whose period of specialization is pre-Meiji.  We are particularly interested in candidates with training in visual culture or performance study or expertise in cross-regional literary exchange. PhD in Japanese or related field required.   Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.  A PhD in hand by June 1, 2017 for start date of August 16, 2017 required.  Salary is competitive.

Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

To insure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 15, 2016. To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no longer than 20 pages), statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references.  Letters of recommendation will be requested electronically from referees after an initial review of the application materials. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.  Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to

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. (



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