Job Opening: Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture

The Asian Studies Program at Bates College, a private liberal arts college located in southern Maine with a rich history of diverse coeducation, invites applications for a tenure–track Assistant Professor position in Japanese language, literature, and culture to begin in Fall 2018.


Ph.D. is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered.

Superior proficiency in Japanese and English is required. The Program hopes to appoint a candidate with interests in one or more of the following, considered in terms of their positions within the larger context of East Asia: modern Japanese literature, film, and popular culture. A commitment to teaching language courses, as well as experience in Japanese language pedagogy, are expected. The course load is a 5-course combination of culture and language courses annually. For more information about Asian Studies at Bates, see our webpage ( The new faculty member has the opportunity to make a key contribution to an innovative and forward-looking Program with majors in Chinese, Japanese, and East Asian Studies.

We welcome applications from individuals capable of contributing to Bates College’s ongoing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusiveness. Bates College and the Asian Studies Program are committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity, including our capacity for teaching students from all backgrounds. Faculty members are expected to contribute to these goals, and we expect candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter and in their two-page teaching and scholarship statements.


Applicants should submit the following materials: a letter of application (cover letter), two-page teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which speaks to teaching), academic transcripts, and, if available, sample syllabi of relevant courses and recent teaching evaluations. Review of applications begins November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position has been filled. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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