Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor – Japanese language and culture

job opening - 5The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year leave replacement position in Japanese Language and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning July 1, 2017.  The successful candidate will teach one Japanese language class, and another class in English in their area of specialization each semester. Areas of teaching may include Japanese literature, culture, or film.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D., but ABDs are also encouraged to apply.  Native or near-native fluency in Japanese, and experience teaching Japanese to English-speaking students at the college level are required.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, samples of language and non-language course syllabi, and the names and contact information for three people who have agreed to provide letters of reference. A language-teaching demonstration video/DVD may be requested after initial review of application materials. Review of applications will begin on February 15th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in employment, or in our education programs.

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About Paula

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