Job Opening: Japanese literature and culture, Assistant Professor University of Florida

job opening - 5Position: Assistant Professor
University of Florida, (Gainesville, FL)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for two 9-month, tenure-track positions in Japanese literature and culture, to begin August 16, 2017. Applications from candidates specializing in either pre-Meiji literature or contemporary literature and media are particularly welcome. The successful candidates will contribute to the Japanese track of the undergraduate B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures and to interdisciplinary studies and internationalization through such activities as course development, curriculum enhancement and their own dynamic research agenda. Activities should synergize with programs beyond the department, such as Film & Media Studies, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Women’s Studies & Gender Research, and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, which has an extensive Asia collection. Teaching duties will include courses on literature, culture, advanced language, and/or others as appropriate to area of specialization, such as visual media.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). The recruitment/selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and public records laws.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is expected. The candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.


Applications must be submitted on-line at number 499186, and must include a letter of application that details your current and future research plans, CV, two sample syllabi or a statement of teaching philosophy, samples of peer or student teaching evaluations (as available), selected publications or writing sample, dissertation abstract and chapter outline. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letter. For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 30, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Questions about the positions or application procedures may be directed to Associate Professor Ann Wehmeyer at

Final candidates will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

About Paula

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