Job Opening: Part-time lecturer(s) (非常勤講師) in premodern Japan studies

The International Master’s Program (IMAP) and International Doctorate (IDOC) in Japanese Humanities in the Graduate School of Humanities at Kyushu University seek part-time lecturers for the 2018–19 Japanese academic year to teach one or more MA courses in the following Japan studies fields: premodern history, premodern literature, premodern religious studies, archaeology and/or preservation practices, cultural heritage studies, cultural anthropology, or linguistics.

Spring term (April–July) courses will be held on Kyushu University’s Hakozaki Campus. Fall term (October–February) courses will be held on the new Ito Campus. All courses are offered in English. Semester-long courses meet for 90 minutes once per week for 15 weeks; however, an intensive course format is also possible. The latter is typically for two weeks, contiguous or with a gap of one or two weeks. Classes typically have five to ten international and Japanese MA candidates.

Further information on the IMAP and IDOC in Japanese Humanities is available at

The ideal applicant will have a PhD and publications in their respective field, teaching experience with graduate students, and native or near-native English skills. ABD candidates with teaching experience will also be considered. Preference will be given to applicants already in Japan, especially senior scholars actively engaged in research.

Salary is commensurate with number of years of teaching experience (3-tier scale: 0-9 years, 9-20 years, more than 20 years) and based on the regulations of Kyushu University. We can provide rough estimates on request. International transportation is not provided; however, one or two round trips to Fukuoka from within Japan are covered, as are lodging costs and the standard University per diem.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; for Spring term courses preference will be given to applications received by February 5, 2018.

To apply, please email the following documents to and

–       a one-page cover letter that describes your teaching interests and experience;

–       a curriculum vitae;

–       one or two sample syllabi for an MA-level course in your field

About Paula

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