Job Opening: Japanese/Asian studies, Earlham College

job opening - 5Institution: Earlham College, Japanese Studies
Location: Indiana, United States
Position: Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Visiting Assistant Professor

Position Announcement: 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese and East Asian Studies

Earlham College invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting assistant professor position in Japanese Studies with a specialization in any academic discipline to begin in fall 2017. Pending approval a national search will be conducted in 2017-2018 for a tenure-track appointment to begin fall 2018.


Teaching responsibilities will include a full-time teaching load of 6 courses, 3 per semester. We are especially interested in adding courses in literature, art history, film/media studies, or popular/visual culture. Courses may be comparative in nature, but each course should include at least 50% Japan content in the form of lectures, readings, and assignments. Courses that include other East Asian content, particularly related to China and other Chinese-speaking areas in Asia, are especially welcome.


Applicants should have earned a doctorate or terminal degree. Although the academic discipline is not specified, significant graduate coursework and research experience must be in Japanese Studies.

Japanese Studies at Earlham 

Earlham has one of the oldest and best-known undergraduate programs in the country for the study of Japan. About 9% of Earlham students enroll in Japanese language study, and each year 15 – 20 students study in Japan through one of Earlham’s two off-campus programs.

To Apply 

A complete application will include the following:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Name and contact information for three references
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Selection or summary of student or course evaluations from previous teaching appointments, if available
  6. Description of teaching interests (Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to bring a brief course syllabus for 2 courses).

Send application materials by email in a SINGLE PDF file to: with the subject: “Japanese Studies VAP Position.”

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until March 10, 2017. Initial interviews will be held at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference in Toronto (March 16-19), as well as online.

For Inquiries and Additional Information 

Contact: Search Chairperson, Eric J Cunningham,

About Earlham 

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham emphasizes the pursuit of truth, lack of coercion, respect for others, openness to new truth, integrity and application of what is known to improving our world.


Contact: Search Chairperson, Eric J Cunningham,

Send application materials by email in a SINGLE PDF file to: with the subject: “Japanese Studies VAP Position.”



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